It's hard not to love Greenwich Village in Manhattan! My apartment is 2 blocks from Washington Sq. Park, amidst NYU campus and tons of trendy bars, restaurants, boutiques and coffee shops. Almost ALL subway lines are a 5-7min walk away regardless of where you're headed. Also convenient to walk around for all your necessities.
2nd floor of a walk up building, primarily one large bedroom+common space with a separate dining and kitchen area.