First: the ad advertises 2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms - It is in fact a 2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms + 1 closet turned into a bedroom, which was my room. Since the 2nd bedroom + bathroom were already occupied, I ended up using the same bathroom as the person who has rented me the room. Second: A cleaner was promised to come, but never came. The bathroom was dirty. Third: There was a bed bug problem which is why I had to check myself into a hotel. As a result of me leaving unexpectedly, I stayed in hotels for more than 2 weeks + new apt - 13K.. Good thing I work hard. Bottom line, I had a very bad experience in NYC and this landlord.Finally, if you can,avoid upfront payment, do so. Good luck - H