The apartment itself was basically good and as expected but I had a few issues:
1) The host was not available to give me the keys on arrival, so a neighbor met me with the keys, no issue there. But the host wanted to meet me at the apartment the next evening, then cancelled and rescheduled for the next evening, and after that meeting came back yet again another day to pick up some things from the apt. A lot of unnecessary texting and logistics around this for the first three days.
2) I found the bed hard and uncomfortable and did not sleep well the two weeks I was there. I like a firm mattress but this is on the far end of the spectrum. Your preference may vary.
3) Here is the most serious issue. When I arrived, the apartment was stifling hot -- without exaggeration, it was probably around 90 degrees F (NYC in August in a south-facing apt). The windows were closed and the AC was off. When the host stopped by two evenings later, she noticed that I had turned the AC on. She said that she knew how "Americans love their air conditioning," and told me I could use it, but that I would be paying for her utility bills (electricity and internet). The original listing made no mention of this cost. In fact, internet and AC were listed under the amenities. At the end of my stay, the host texted me to leave cash to pay for the cleaning lady and utilities. My airbnb receipt showed I'd already paid the cleaning fee, and I told the host I disputed whether I owed her for utilities. I also told her that airbnb asks that all payments be made through their site. The host told me that she had both texted and emailed me about the utility bills before I arrived in NYC, but that is patently false. The first I heard about these additional costs was two days after arriving in NYC, when the host stopped by in person the first time. Highly, highly dishonest. The host threatened to deduct the utility bills from my security deposit, so I had to contact airbnb about their policy, and they assured me that all charges must be specified in the original listing, and that the host could not use my security deposit for this. The host sent me some long texts after I checked out, saying that I treated her unfairly. I felt like I was being shaken down for cash. Again, dishonest.