8 minutes away from JFK airport. 1 HR bus ride and 30 minutes drive to Manhattan. Bus stop is one block away (4 minutes walk). You can also take the Long Island railroad train to Manhattan/Time square which is much quicker and will take only 25 minutes. Shopping mall is 15 minutes by bus and 5 minute drive. The apartment is on the second floor and that’s what I mean by “must take stairs”.