I had the very best of time in Folake's appartement, everything, from the indications, directions and tips she sent me before I came, to the flat itself, which is big, luminous, quiet and exquisitely decorated, to the neighborhood teeming with amazing bars, restaurants and shops and close to several train lines, was perfect!
Folake was very responsive, and, even if I didn't get to meet her in person, she made sure that everything was arranged for an easy arrival to her apartment. She wrote me a detailed and practical house guide, complete with adresses of nice bars and restaurants in the neighborhood.
The apartment itself is gorgeous. It is quiet and lovely, the kitchen is incredibly well furnished, and the bed is really comfortable. The a/c in the living room and in the bedroom is really indispensable after hours walking around in the New York heat.
The building is within walking distance (5 to 15 minutes) of several train lines that will take you into Manhattan in a short time. Prospect Park is just up the road, and Park Slope with all its variety of shops, restaurants and bars is close by as well. And there are plenty of those too literally at the foot of the building or across the road.
All in all, it was a perfect experience, and I couldn't have dreamt of a better place to stay for my first time in New York.