The SpaceThis is a true one bedroom with high ceilings and bright and artistic lighting - LED installations paired with zen lantern floor lamps - where you will truly be able to unwind after a day of adventuring in NYC.
The living room includes two super comfy couches (both of which can fold out into full size bed, thus the space can sleep up to 6 people) and a hanging hammock chair. The TV is fully equipped with Netflix and HuluPlus (via Apple TV) and the whole space is covered by Verizon Fios high speed wireless internet. There is also a desk with basic office supplies, just in case you need to do any work while you're here.
The kitchenette includes a small refrigerator and freezer, convection oven, microwave, wine cooler and a purified water dispenser. The wine fridge is stocked, so help yourself to a glass or two :). Also, if there's anything in particular you'd like in the fridge upon arrival, just let me know and I'll do my best to have it ready for you. At the least, your fridge will have an assortment of beverages.
The bedroom is truly a New York luxury:
- Dual sided adjustable queen bed with a Tempurpedic topper and lots of pillows - find your ultimate comfort in this nest of a bed whether you're sitting up and reading or tucking in for a long night's sleep...yes, this bed is equipped with electronically adjustable head and feet, on both (URL HIDDEN) well as a vibrating massage feature.
- Walk-in closet with retro vanity lighting and make-up counter. Get yourself ready for a day or night out on the town in this bright and spacious closet equipped with a full length mirror, shelves, bin drawers, and a clothing rack with hangers.
The large bathroom is fully stocked with an assortment of lotions and potions - body washes, facial moisturizers, hand scrubs, shampoos and conditioners, extra tooth brushes and tooth pastes, etc! - that are all here to make your stay more enjoyable. There's a full bathtub and "rainfall" spa shower head, so as to best accommodate your bathing preferences. Guest AccessThis space is listed as the "entire apartment" because it includes an entirely private bedroom, living room, and kitchenette and has its own entrance. The bathroom is at the end of a hallway at the top of the stairs and is shared with me. Interaction with GuestsAs the space is entirely private, we can keep our interaction to the bare minimum - key exchange and welcome with the occasional run ins in the bathroom hallway - or we can bump it up a bit! I'm an artist and I work from home, so I would love to show you my studio (in the upstairs above your space) as well as my work - my company is called Art.Worn. and I make wearable art, you can checkout my (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) page Art Worn.
I also bartend at "the legendary and world famous" Webster Hall, a concert venue and nightclub in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Webster Hall is the largest and longest running venue in the city, as well as a NYC landmark (it used to be the Ritz, and rock and roll legends such as Elvis Presley recorded some of their first albums there!) With concerts almost every night of the week and DJ sets Thursday-Saturday nights, it's really a must-see if you're visiting New York, so if you're looking for a fun night out in the city I'm more than happy to put you on the guest list! The NeighborhoodLocated in the heart of Bushwick, you'll be surrounded by bars, coffee shops, thrift stores, yoga studios and more. Less than two blocks from the "Myrtle Ave-Wyckoff Ave" L-train and M-train, it's a quick 15 minute ride into Manhattan.
There is a large grocery market across the street, as well as some amazing food carts (tacos, halal, and other authentic ethnic specialties) and a fresh fruit and vegetable stand just a block and a half away (right next to the train).
Less than a mile walk down Wyckoff (or two stops on the L-train) is a fabulous 24 hour Market Deli with incredible sandwiches and fresh organic produce.
Also just a block and a half away is a Planet Fitness gym. I have a membership and can bring a guest a day for free so if you feel like a workout while you're here just let me know and I'll bring you at no extra charge :). Getting AroundThe Myrtle-Wyckoff L-train and M-train station is less than two blocks away, as is one of the central bus terminals providing quick and easy transportation to virtually anywhere in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Other Things to NoteFull disclosure - some possible drawbacks:
This IS a basement space (although you might forget it when you see how bright and peaceful it is) so in order to combat the lack of natural light, I have installed a timer on one of the lanterns and set it to simulate window light - ie it turns on when the sun comes up and off when it goes down (this can be turned off too).
Band rehearsal - the next door unit is occasionally used as a recording studio and though it's been sound proofed, you can definitely hear it when they're recording. When they do record (probably about once a week, they never start before 2 or 3pm and rarely go later than 10:30 or 11pm. I also have an arrangement with my neighbor so if the noise bothers me (or you) after 11pm they will end the recording session.
The hot water in this apartment all comes from a small electric heater above the bathroom. In the morning (when no hot water has been used for a while) the shower can run hot for 20 minutes. Just something to keep in mind with larger parties of guests, you may need to stagger your showering.