It may be gray these days but you will be amazed at how the sun comes in on my Balcony each day. A walk on the Beach in the Winter will cure your winter blues. You can see the Boardwalk from my lovely sun-filled balcony and walk to the beach in less than 5 minutes. And if you don't care about the Beach, it is still a great deal to stay in commuting distance of all NYC.
Spitting distance from great neighborhood spots, so consider booking for Winter or the upcoming Spring and Summer.