The SpaceThis room is great for someone who's traveling for work, or looking for an inexpensive visit to New York, and who wants quick access to the city but also have the full "Brooklyn experience."
If you want to explore the city during the day, experience our unique nightlife, and then have a quiet and convenient place to come back to at night, this is the spot for you.
Guests have access to the bedroom, bathroom (shared), and should feel free to use the kitchen, appliances, and washer and dryer. I live at the apartment will also be using the common areas. I interact with guests as much or as little as they want, but if you're looking for a private romantic getaway, this isn't the place for you.
I'll be around when you check in to make sure you have everything you need, to give you a quick tour of the place, and make sure you have my contact info in case anything comes up. If you let me know ahead of time I'm more than happy to give a neighborhood tour or even organize a New York City experience during your stay!
Historic Brooklyn Heights is NYC's first suburb- which means the brownstones are beautiful, it's close to the city, and has so much history everywhere. We are surrounded by parks- Brooklyn Bridge Lark, smaller parks throughout the neighborhood, and then Cadman Plaza Parks from here to DUMBO.
I love that there are tons of restaurants around here- any type of good you can imagine, it's here! From Michelin rated spots, to ramen, New American, Italian, soul food, Jewish deli, French seafood, and overall, pretty decent pizza and Chinese takeout. Several excellent cocktail bars here too!
The neighborhood is also home to creatives- there are tons of young professionals living here who are artists, musicians, photographers, designers on the side or some full time with their studios right in the neighborhood. We have a lot of boutiques and shops all owned by people in the neighborhood.
All subways within 2 blocks: 2/3, 4/5 to Borough Hall; A/C and G to Hoyt/Schermerhorn; and F to Jay St/Metrotech. You can take the A from JFK airport to Hoyt/Schermerhorn; G to and from Williamsburg at Hoyt/Schermerhorn; several bus lines available as well. There's street parking, and garages are everywhere; cabs are easy to hail from the street.
I love having guests and meeting new people and fellow travelers!! I want to make sure you enjoy your stay in New York and feel at home here.
I do ask guests to clean up after themselves - kitchen, bathroom, living room, etc,- and to be respectful to my neighbors when coming back later at night.
I have a smaller dog named Moby- he's very friendly, quiet, and completely house trained. He likes people but is very laid back- if you pay attention to him, he'll say "hi." He's a little older and doesn't really fetch or play for very long. He sleeps (and snores!) most of the day. I also recently acquired a 19 year old Foster cat named Lucy. She sleeps all day too. She's social and sleeps next to my dog all day. She might only be with me for short time, but if she's here when you visit, you probably will forget she's here :)
I also live at the apartment, so I will likely be around when you're here. I interact with guests and much or as little as they want.
The apartment is on the 3rd floor- no elevator, but it's only 2 flights of very easy stairs. The apartment building is well cared for: carpet in the hallways and on the stairs; clean, freshly painted hallways; and on the outside, seasonal flowers in planted in pots, etc.
It's important that we connect before your booking is final- to confirm details, arrival, compatibility, and any arrangements like breakfast and laundry. Please message me if you're interested and I'll get back to you right away!! Guest AccessYou'll have access to the entire apartment, including the kitchen and all the supplies (plates, glasses, pots/pans, utensils, etc). I have tons of spices and such, so if you want to cook, you're more than welcome to use what I have. Interaction with GuestsI"ll make sure you have everything you need, give you a quick tour of the place, and make sure you have my contact info in case anything comes up. I live here at the apartment, so we might see each other. But, I work during the day and often have events in the evenings.
If you need help calling a car service to get to the airport when you leave, I'm more than happy to help arrange this for you. Just let me know and I can help you out! The NeighborhoodBrooklyn Heights is a wonderful neighborhood, for many reasons: it's really close to Manhattan, walking distance to the waterfront and Brooklyn Bridge park, 8 subway lines within walking distance, or all the fantastic restaurants, cocktail bars, and boutiques lining Atlantic Avenue, Smith Street, and Court Street. The apartment is also a 7 minute train ride, or 15 minute walk, to Barclay's Center if you are planning to see a game or a concert. The historic district is has tree-lined streets, beautiful brownstones, and really friendly people. Getting AroundFrom JFK, you can either take a cab (about $55) or the AirTrain to the A ($7.50 + $3.00 subway fare).
From LaGuardia or Newark airports, I recommend a cab ride!
There are about 8 train lines within 2 blocks or 5 minute walk that will get you anywhere in the city- Borough Hall, Hoyt-Schermerhorn, Jay St-Metrotech, and Court Street are the main metro hubs. Other Things to NoteI hope you enjoy your stay here!!
I live at the apartment. We might only cross paths when you check in and check out, or I might see you whenever you're around. I interact as little or as much as guests want - it's up to you! I just want to make sure you enjoy your stay here in NYC :)
The layout is fantastic and open- the living room and kitchen area are an open space (no separated kitchen/dining room), there's a non-working fireplace in the living room area, and the bedroom and bathroom are in the back of the apartment. I have bay windows in the front of the apartment and windows in each room. All of the windows open and there's great air flow. I get tons of light in apartment during the day.