If you're looking for an authentic Brooklyn Experience; Look No Further! I'm an Artist living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I’m respectful, kind and accommodating. I share my unusual home with like-minded creative and alternative lifestyle travelers.
You are welcome to stay in my guest loft. This is a great short-term space for the budget traveler that does not require much privacy. The "Cozy Fort" is built above the door in the main living area.
This is a sex-positive shared living environment and because of the unusual space, the sights and sounds of intimacy are not always completely private. However, respect for each other is essential and discretion is preferable.
This is a fairly large studio, it's spacious feeling even when everyone is home. I have been very lucky and met amazing people through this service.
I will provide clean sheets for your double-bed and warm blankets if needed. I also have plenty of storage space if you should need it. Under the loft I have a wardrobe just for your use with plenty of drawers and a place to lock up your computer or other small valuables if you are concerned. The loft is relatively private, comfortable and clean. However, it is not great for couples seeking a romantic vacation or anyone who needs absolute silence to sleep. It has the unusual entrance and exit of an industrial slide. It is not particularly challenging to use, but can be a problem If you are a bit tipsy from going on a pub crawl in the neighborhood, uncoordinated or tired.
You have total access to my space, including the kitchen. I have a manually operated freight elevator that is off limits but can be used to transport heavy items if you require. I have fantastic roof access with beautiful views of the New York Skyline. Bring your lap top computer and connect to my WiFi. If you sit in the right space you can enjoy the WiFi in the open air on the roof.
Interaction with Guests
I’m a busy guy during the week and often we will only see each other briefly. On the weekends I have more of a presence, but not by much. I’m quick to respond through email and text if you need me. I’m glad to chat and offer assistance at any time. However, I am not an overly interactive host.
My Artist's Loft is located on the top floor on a quiet street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This is a very safe and friendly part of Brooklyn to visit. The Franklin Avenue shops, restaurants and bars are just around the corner. Williamsburg and all it has to offer is just a short walk away.
The closest Subway station is the Greenpoint Ave G, also in walking distance is the Bedford Ave L and the Vernon Blvd 7. By subway, I am located 25 minutes from Union Square, 26 minutes from Times Square, 30 minutes from Central Park, 38 minutes from Tribeca and 25 minutes from the East Village. The B61 and B43 bus stop is only a block away and very helpful when weather is uncomfortable. JFK is one hour away by public transport and LGA is 25 minutes away by Cab.
Other Things to Note
Much of my furniture was custom made by the artist Jean-Marie Mauclet of JEMA Design and all my lighting is eco-friendly LED's.
Be respectful! Use your quiet voice late at night when others are sleeping. Turn off lights when you go to bed. Wash your dishes. Keep your area organized. Close the door behind you and be sure it locks. Make sure the toilet has flushed properly before leaving the bathroom. Recycle.
No running or jumping on the roof. Don't leave any trash on the roof. Do not invite a guest or guests over without notifying me. Be extra courteous to my neighbors.
Take care of the place and it will take care of you!
We had a great stay in Lawrence apartment. Met a lot of cool people during our time there and it was easy to go back and forward to Manhattan from his place.
Super séjour dans cette magnifique ville. Appartement qui manque d intimité pour un couple mais parfait pour un voyage entre pote. Tres bien placé (près de manhattan et du métro) avec une vue du roof top magnifique. Bon quartier où on trouve tout ce qu on veut. Merci Lawrence. :)
Awesome place! We had a great week in NYC. Lawrence is cool!
It was fun to slide down every morning and more fun to climb up in the evening after having a drink. :)
Thank you Lawrence for you hospitality!
Spicy place where you can meet different persons. Coll if you are a student. Lawrence is taking care of you and let you free soul living there.
I ll be back
We slept in the loft bed and after the first night we both got a lot of bed bug bites on our necks, arms, and legs. At first I thought it was allergy, but after the second and the third nights, more bites appeared and the situation deteriorated. My dermatologist concluded they were bedbug bites. After we went home we had to throw away a lot of our clothes including our backpacks, because we can't afford to have bedbugs in our rooms. I also got a fever because my skin reacted adversely to the bites. Also the thing when you have bed bug is even if they're gone you still live in fear and anxiety because you are paranoid that they're still there. That caused us a lot of distress during the past two weeks.
That said, the distraught experience won't affect my review on other aspects of the place. The place is overall clean. The guests who stayed with us were cool and friendly. The slide was fun. The bathroom might not look completely private but it was no big deal for us. We enjoyed Lawrence's TV during the rainy days when we decided to stay in.
Greenpoint is cool, but not so great if you want an authentic New York experience, speaking from someone who lives in the West Village. (I couldn't host my friend so we had to get a place on airbnb while he visited.) In New York we always make fun of the G and the L train, however we had no problems when it came to transportation. But again you get what you pay for and we were happy with what we chose, especially the Manhattan skyline across the East River.
Communication with Lawrence was smooth and easy. Instructions were friendly, clear, and helpful.
I would recommend this place if it wasn't for the bed bugs and the trauma that ensued.
Lawrence is a fantastic host and his loft is amazing. The view of Manhattan is gorgeous. Every time I'd wake up in the middle of the night I'd find myself staring out the window. And this is coming from someone who lives in New York (my friend and I stayed at Lawrence's while in between apartments). The loft bed is for sleeping only. The slide is fun but is probably not suitable for anyone that isn't in good physical condition. As mentioned in the description, if you need privacy...don't stay here. The walls don't go up to the ceilings (including the bathroom, which means you'll probably wake someone up if you use the bathroom past midnight). There were bed bugs in the loft bed and I left with 10-15 bites. Luckily none of my luggage was near the bed and I tossed my clothes to be safe.
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