This is a very quiet apartment because there is no through traffic. You hear the birds in the morning. It faces south, so you get plenty of sunlight in (my favourite). It is 5 minutes walk from Central Park, and also from Lincoln Center and from the waterfront promenade (my favorite too))). 72nd subway express stop is around the block so it is very well communicated. Broadway is one block away, plenty of shopping and great markets. Top restaurants throughout neighborhood.