Professionalism at its finest! Peridot made my stay at an Airbnb apartment in New York City amazing to say the least. Checking in was made super easy and smooth and a welcome basket with snacks, made my day, who wouldn’t want to be spoiled with potato chips and chocolate after a 6 hour long flight and 1 hour train ride, what impressed me beyond expectations was their timely response and swift action when I locked myself outside the building after having my keys left in the apartment, these guys truly saved the day and if it hadn’t been for them, they had me access their lockbox with extra keys quick fix! Thanks a lot!
After several experiences from great to so-so, with other management providers, now after a year with Lior for my small portfolio of properties, and I could not be happier. He get solid occupancy rates and prices. Competent and knowledgeable in the space, they bend over backwards for you as an owner to have a good business. It’s a true partnership. Highly recommended.
Outstanding!!!! Sara and Lior’s place was just what we were looking for. We stayed a month in October working from the city. The unit had two desks and everything you need for a long stay in NYC. The unit was clean and fully equipped. We needed a few things and Sara was quick to provide them. The service from the hosts was exceptional. From leaving us snacks when we arrived, to getting last minute items when requested… Everything went smoothly. They are very easy to communicate and always replied quickly to any message or concern. The location is great! We could walk to everything from stores to bus stops and entertainment. Note that the unit is a 3rd floor walk up, which it wasn’t a problem until we had to bring up/down heavy things up or had deal with luggages. It also doesn’t have a washer or dryer in the unit; we used a local laundromat recommended by Sara, and it worked out fine. The street noise is truly loud but didn’t bug me at all – it reminded me of my hometown. Their bed is super comfortable; we slept great! Overall, a great experience! If you need a place to stay in Gramercy, this is it!!
Lior got us into a fantastic apartment. He has a great eye for detail and was very helpful guiding my roommates, who are first time renters in NYC through the process. I highly recommend his services and properties
I must say I agree with the very good review of Lior Lev. We visited few places upper west side and few brokers we met didn’t care at all of our very specific needs. And most of the time, once the deal is done, you never hear from your broker again and he already forgot you. We met Lior with the middlemen of the management office of the condo building we were interested in, so no pre-hard work there. However, after visiting few apartments in the same building, he professionally kept in touch with us, never rushed us, and understood our will. When we finally changed our mind 2 weeks later, and chose of his apartments, he stayed in close contact with us, even after our move in, made sure that all went fine and ensured that we didn’t further help. We were very happily surprised as we were used to extra superficial relationships with previous brokers. We definitely recommend him by far and thank him again. His commitment is 24/7.
Lior is amazing! I have never worked with a better broker in New York and have already recommended him to friends whose leases will be ending soon.
I was out of town when an awesome apartment rental listing popped up under his name and was initially very nervous about working with a broker remotely. He helped me every step of the way and even set up a viewing for me upon my return (allowing me to delay signing for a few days) when I became nervous about renting sight unseen. Lior was so fantastic that I honestly thought it was too good to be true. He was diligent about seeing to it that the apartment was turned over to me in amazing condition and even assisted me in negotiating with, and building a relationship with, my new landlord. He is prompt, attentive, and very kind! If he seems to be too good to be true, he isn’t! He’s just that good. 5 stars! Thanks!!!
I cannot say enough. I have worked with Lior on numerous real estate deals. He provided white glove service all the way. Lior took care of everything and made sure every transaction was smooth and efficient. I plan to continue to work with Lior on all future investments.
We own a AIrbnb in Aventura. We were out of town and had a problem that needed immediate attention. I called peridot and they promptly responded and handled the situation. The crisis was avoided. I now let them handle our property. We get only great reviews due to that. I now highly recommend this company to others and will use them again and again. Thank You
Highly recommend this team for their expertise and knowledge in the real estate business. Very professional, knowledgeable, and savvy.
“Great Space. Great Location. Great Value”
where to begin..so much Positive Things to Say.A Cozy apartment in Gramercy Park… convient to the Subway trains and Bus Stop at the Front Door.Great space for a Profession on Business or Just in NYC to catch the SITES n SHOWS.Liz, the host was more than accomodating. Prompt responses to pre-arrival inquiries. available when we arrived in town and throughout the stay. as needed. Check in/check out was smooth and easy. The apartment is in a great location. Kitchen, bedroom. and living room are Up to Date. this is a Great Location. Safe Neighborhood… Lots of restaurants and shops in wihtin a few minutes walk. The apartment is a typical NY apartment. maybe even a bit bigger than we expected… all in all We would highly recommend this Apartment and We are already making reservations to return
Restaurants and public transportation were easily available and we felt very safe. We will definitely use this property again upon our return.
We enjoyed our stay in the apartment. Great location and is convenient to restaurants, bagels, coffee, and the subway. The bedroom is nice and quiet, with a very comfortable bed. The nice little kitchen is a real plus. Sara was in touch as soon as we arrived so the check-in and out process was very easy and convenient for our schedule. Thank you for checking in with us during our stay and for the free movie! The bathrooms have not been recently updated and they show a little wear. They are a bit small but were fine for the three of us. As in many older buildings in the city, there is no elevator. The apartment has no heat control and it was very toasty in the apartment. We had to open a window to regulate the temperature a bit. Overall, the apartment was comfortable, bright, and sunny. We enjoyed it.
Great location. Very comfortable. Owners are easy to communicate with and very helpful.
My husband and I were looking for someone that can rent our apartment for the remaining three months because we planned a move to Austria. After searching for three weeks, having our landlord advertising as well, I was worried, and I decided to contact Lease Breaks for assistance. Within four days, Lior found a person interested to rent our apartment! I want to compliment and recommend you for your excellent services. He was helpful, kind, and understanding in many ways. Being a service agent, he exemplifies what excellent customer service is. There are many options to choose from when looking for the right agent and apartment. I highly recommend them because of the staff and the help they offer! Thank you!
I would love to recommend Lior Lev as a person and as a first-rate real estate agent. He found us the most wonderful apartment and negotiated our terms. He is the best at what he does because he is very energetic and truly wants to help his clients.
Even after the deal was “closed”, you went out of your way to help us with details about the building, what to see and expect when moving to NYC from another part of the country, etc. Wonderful customer service!
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Address: 1 West 53rd Street New York City 10010
I’ve been looking for an apartment on and off for a year, and I thought I’d give Citi Habitats near my workplace a shot. I was thoroughly impressed, especially the broker I dealt with, Lior Lev, who helped me find a great studio in the perfect location within a couple of days. He definitely delivered on his promise of finding me the perfect apartment, he also helped me in negotiating a better deal for my studio. He was always available and ready to answer my many questions. I would highly recommend speaking to him if you’re looking for a place, two thumbs way up! Thanks, Lior!!!
I lived in the same area for over 10yrs. A little out of the loop with the whole finding an apt process. I was actually referred to this amazing realtor Lior Lev and company Citi Habitats. The response to providing me with wonderful and amazing locations was fast and productive. I found the perfect new apt (among others) within a two week time frame!!Beautiful neighborhood and beautiful apt. I am so happy to have found a realtor who cares about his clients.Ê I recommend Mr. Lev for realtor service any time.. You will not be disappointed.
I want to thank you for all your excellent work you did for us. You made everything as easy as possible and you showed me exactly what I wanted to see. Thanks so much.
Very good service
Very nice, clean apartment, in a great location. Sara is welcoming, helpful, and communicative. Excellent stay, good value!
We enjoyed our stay in the apartment. Great location and convenient to restaurants, bagels, coffee and the subway. The bedroom is nice and quiet, with a very comfortable bed. Nice little kitchen which is a real plus. Sara was in touch as soon as we arrived so the check in and out process was very easy and convenient for our schedule. Thank you for checking in with us during our stay and for the free movie! The bathrooms have not been recently updated and they show a little wear. They are a bit small, but were fine for three of us. As in many older buildings in the city, there is no elevator. The apartment has no heat control and it was very toasty in the apartment. We had to open a window to regulate the temperature a bit. Overall, the apartment was comfortable, bright and sunny. We enjoyed it.
Because of some unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to stay at this rental, but I worked very closely with Sara and Lior to work through my concerns and questions. In the end, they refunded my payments and were very understanding about my situation. I was extremely impressed with how prompt they were and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them in the future. Thank you, Sara and Lior.
This place was in a great location and the owner was easy to work with and responsive to our needs. The place is very small, and the walls are very thin (we could hear the couple talking in bed in the apartment next to us through the walls). Overall, the place was sufficient, but the bedding and linens were pretty old and need replacing, and the shower door needs to be repaired so that it closes. But it was fine for the week for us and we enjoyed our visit to NYC.
I want to offer the highest recommendation to Lior Lev for helping me find the best apartment for what I consider to be priceless. I had recently started a job at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and from where I was living, the commute was just too long. Consequently, not wanting to lose a job I had to wait months to obtain, I decided it was in my best interest to move to a location that would enable me to walk to work…..these 8:00AM start times are …well let’s just say I am not a morning person. Without a MATTER OF DAYS, Lior helped me find the perfect apartment for my budget and the best location possible!!!! Lior was always 100% professional and in the shady world of real-estate, that says a LOT. He is a man with integrity, and he will work with you all the way!!! THANKS LIOR!!!!
Liz is a nice host and everything was ok.
Really well located with plenty of “true” restaurants and stores nearby.
My daughter and I stayed in Liz’s apartment for 33 nights. The apartment was perfect for us and was conveniently located, close to groceries, pharmacies, and a number of restaurants. The kitchen was well-stocked and there was even a drinking water dispenser. It was in a nice neighborhood and we always felt safe. There was no laundry facility in the building, but there are a number of options within close walking distance. Another plus for us was the cleaning lady who came once a week. Liz was a gracious and outstanding host. She was very responsive to any inquiries or concerns that we had. About two months before our arrival, we almost cancelled our reservation because of an unforeseen circumstance. Liz kindly accommodated our change in plans and worked with us to keep the reservation. Thank you, Liz, for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay in NYC! Highly recommended !
This apartment made for an excellent base camp to explore New York City! With easy access to multiple subway lines and the bus right outside of your door, you can be anywhere quickly. There are great restaurants nearby – be sure to try the taphouse a block away! The apartment is clean and has everything you’ll need. Our travel group was made up of 2 couples and the layout of the apartment worked well for us. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils. We’d definitely stay again!
This is a super quiet walk-up unit on the third floor at the back of the building. It looks out over the back patios, high enough for privacy and to see an unobstructed view of a gorgeous tree, still leafless when we were there in March. It’s in a vintage building, and spaces are small, but efficient. The toilet has it’s own little room separate from the shower/sink. The queen bed is comfy and so is the sofa. There is a bookcase with an Eyewitness 10 Best NYC, which I used and appreciated. The two drawers under the TV hold lots of useful things, like an extension cord, which I needed to be able to use the provided hair dryer in front of the full length mirror; there is no plug in the bathroom. The plumbing was done by a dyslexic plumber: The hot and cold are reversed, most notably in the shower. If you turn on the usual “hot” left knob, it will not get hot. Turn on the right, and bingo: Hot water quite soon. The kitchen is equipped very well and we were able to buy everything we needed to make our breakfasts at a couple of nearby small grocers and from the produce stand across the street. The Orion diner on the corner of 23rd and 2nd has tasty food; we had lunch there before going to the airport. Subway lines are located south and east of the unit, a brisk walk will take 8-10 minutes. Nice little place to call home for a few days. We would definitely stay here again.
I was happy to find a rental near the neighborhood where I spent alot of my life! Its a perfect walkable location with trains and buses nearby. Every type of food is also close by and can be delivered if you’re a bit tired to go out. The water cooler in the apartment is a big bonus! Having a seperate toilet and shower room is awesome. The apartment is a typical old skool NYC apartment so its a bit dry and hot in the winter but you can just crack the window. There is also a ceiling fan in the bedroom which is helpful. They also have movies channels which was nice to have at the end of the day to curl up on the cozy couch and chill out. Its a 2 floor walk up with typical old NYC stairs so try not to bring too heavy luggage unless you are use to that. Liz was always reachable throught out this rental process and very helpful and kind. My daughter and I had a fantastic trip back home and look forward to coming again! The apartment was very clean, although I forgot to mention to Liz , Id reccomend getting new pillows with allergen covers. It would be nice if there was a lugage stand in the bedroom and a small table in the shower room for toiletries. For breakfast we always love FRIEND OF A FARMER on Irving Place in Grammercy Park. Bare Burger up the street around 35th I think is a great Organic burger place and they Deliver! Again, we are walkers so we loved walking to see the tree in Rockefeller Plaza , walking to the HIghline in Chelsea and Canal Street Market in China town, you must check that out! It was also nice to take my daughter to her old park to play , Madison Square Park which is just a few minute walk and also has a Shake Shack in the park.We both reccomend this apartment for a real NYC experience. Thank you again Liz!!! <3
Great location in a fun portion of Manhattan. The property is as advertised, well appointed and comfortable. The only negative was that the mattress was quite uncomfortable.
Restaurants and public transportation were easily available and we felt very safe. We will definitely use this property again upon our return.
Owner very responsive. Apartment was old, but that’s what you expect in a lot of apartments in NYC. We had hoped to have a sound barrier between the living room and the bedroom, but there was a opening at the top of the wall. The water closet was extremely small, only about 2 inches between the toilet seat in the wall on each side. it was clean and a good price.
Liz is wonderfully responsive and the place was perfect. Quiet for the pre- NYC marathon sleep and all I needed steps away. Clean and comfortable place and I’d highly recommend it!
We had a wonderful time in NYC. Liz’s apartment was perfect for our needs. Although small we appreciated the extra room Liz’s apartment provided instead of hotel living. Location was good. The apartment was clean, well furnished and comfortable. Would definitely rent again. Thank you
I needed a place to stay while in town for a short visit on the lower east side not too far from my son’s apartment. Liz provided a great location and service for my short visit. I was happy with her communication and attention to detail on my visit.
This apartment worked perfectly for our group of two during our month long stay. The apartment is small but as to be expected for Manhattan. It’s clean and tidy and the kitchen as well equipped, there’s plenty of restaurants and bars nearby. Liz was an excellent host and was always easily contactable by phone.The checking process is smooth and she was very helpful with any issues that we had along the way, and had a great advice about the surrounding area.
Liz’s place is a comfortable apt. It was clean, the kitchen was well-stocked with cookware, the apartment was clean, spacious and provided all the necessary amenities and Liz was very easy to communicate with. The water cooler is a nice touch, and there were several good restaurants within a block of the apt, including a 24-hour diner and a relatively cheap pub – both great ways to extend a night out. There was a problem with hot water the first day, but Liz let us know right when it was fixed a couple of hours later. The location was great, right next to a bus stop and 10 mins from the subway. Check in and check out was easy. Overall great experience!
I’ve been to NYC a few times and this is the first time we’ve visited with our kids, ages 6-11. This place was perfect for us. There was a cute breakfast place around the block and bagel places within walking distance and of course, a Duane Reade across the street. There’s also a grocery and wine store across the street. Subway stations are a short walk away (10-15 mins) and for those who want to see more of the city, you can use your Metro card to hop on the bus too. Overall, this place had everything we needed for a great stay.
Very nice appartment and ideally located. Owner was very friendly and responsive.
Location is really everything and this flat is well located in Gramercy Park. We stayed in 1F so our windows faced 2nd Avenue….so a tiny bit noisy – but the City does quiet down eventually and since New Yorkers do not start their days all that early – if you do as New Yorkers do – i.e., late to bed late to rise – you are golden. We would not suggest more than 3 stay here – unless you are super close friends and/or family. We also would not suggest staying here if any of your party is on the large size. Both of us are under 5’6″ and we barely fit in both the shower room and WC. But absent that – it was a great place. Subway is close but if you are into walking you are right between the true lower East side and midtown – one mile in either direction!