I was here in May 2007, the hotel is located in midtown Manhattan, close to Pennsylvania Station in a safe neigborhood. Bring some earplugs though, very noisy street. Breakfast is nicem bagels, muffins and fruit. And you can eat on the roof when the weather is good. Thai food right around the corner, very good and cheap. Staff was friendly but i've read other stories about them. To the airport we took the hostel express, 16 euros, you can book in advance via internet.