The room is very private since your bedroom is not directly located next to mine. Unfortunately, your bedroom faces a brick wall but at least it's very quiet and you won't hear the traffic noise. The area is super fun, close to bars, restaurants and stores. Central Park is only 4 blocks away and Times Square is about 15 min walking distance. I also have a very small but non-barking dog :-) The breed is called King Charles Cavalier. Since the kitchen is small I would prefer if cooking is limited.