As a group of tourist, should we rent a small apartment on Upper West Side or a nice and large one on Harlem?
We will be in New York in November, me, my wife and other two adults. I have two options with the same price: a small 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom apartment on Upper West Side (west 80th st) or a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom comfortable and large apartment on Harlem (127th st between lenox av and 5th av). Which one should I pick, considering the distance to NYC tourists attractions, eating places and, of course, our safety?
Try looking at the www.airbnb.com website for apartments in the neighborhoods you're considering, and read the reviews to see what others are saying about them. I am not a New Yorker, but I do know that Harlem in general is no longer considered an unsafe area. about 5 years ago
I can suggest you to look on craigslist, and yes, find a big appartment on Harlem. Harlem is not that bad is they make it look, you just have to find a descent area, trust me, i used to have great roomates when i lived in harlem. If you need to make phone calls to people from craigslist, go to Distance Calling and register to make free calls on the internet. about 5 years ago