My roommates and I have a friendly, peaceful space 30 minutes from Grand Central by train, and within walking distance of easily 50 great bakeries, cafes, restaurants, etc. as well as the Botanic Garden. Thanks, Little Italy!
You'll be in my large bedroom with a full bed and large window, with access to the living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen. You're welcome in the beautiful back garden / sitting area too. If you take care of them, you can borrow a nice bike or two.