About this listing
My apartment is located on of the most central streets in the Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn. It is spacious, with hard wood floors, artwork, wifi, cable, and a view of the common shared area garden. The room you will be staying in has a full sized bed (brand new mattress recently purchased), air conditioning and I will provide fresh sheets and towels for your use. The room can comfortably accommodate up to 2 people.
Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill is a great area; filled with quiet, tree lined streets and amazing restaurants and bars all within walking distance. I am within two blocks of the C train line that can get you to Soho/Tribeca within 15mins. Just a short walk further and you are at the Atlantic Ave-Barclays Terminal which is the 3rd largest subway hub in the city. For basketball fans and music lovers we are 5 mins away from Brooklyn's newest attraction Barclays Center. Brooklyn Nets basketball and Jay-Z, Coldplay and Rihanna are at your fingertips.
My place is always neat and organized. As a traveler myself I understand the importance of spending time in a welcoming and warm environment when on the road and I am glad to provide that.
I am quite social and active and can provide as much input to your time in NYC as is wanted. I have lived in NYC all my life and I know NYC extremely well.
Interaction with Guests
I know a ton about NYC, tips on how to get around, what to see/do. I basically share as much/or as little as guest wish to have. Everyone travels differently and it looking for a different amount of interaction. I try to respect that while being helpful if asked.
There is access to most subway lines for getting around the city. Atlantic Ave station is a major hub and it is 5-7 minutes walking distance.
I am very easy going. I just ask for the following:
1. be neat - that includes the room, the bathroom and the kitchen.
2. generally let me know in advance arrival and departure as I am usually coordinating other visits.
3. Please clear out all trash upon leaving/departing after your stay.
see..not much to be worried about. Just the basics that ensures everyone has a pleasant time.
Phillip is extremely hospitable, kept the place clean and the location is accessible to everything. Definitely recommend booking this spot if you can.
This was my first experience of AirBNB, and it was a very positive one. I arrived late on a Friday night from the UK, and this wasn't a problem for Philip, which made things very easy for me. Philip is a very kind and generous host providing much information of the local area. I found all of this great and had a wonderful weekend in Brooklyn before a week of work. I would thoroughly recommend staying with Philip and exploring the neighbourhood. The apartment is very convenient for getting around New York as it is so close to the subway.
Phillip is the easiest host to stay with, that's why I've stayed there about 20 times. And Fort Greene is a really happening place. You can't go wrong by staying with Phillip.
Philip is a lovely host. The room is basic but all you need is available. Fort Greene is an awesome area. My only critique as a sunshine loving Aussie was that the room is billed as being part of a "sunny" flat. While the bedroom itself is light, the rest of the apt is quite dark. Not such a problem in summer with the plethora of wonderful parks, but certainly not entirely accurate. And perhaps I read the notion of sunny a little inaccurately!
Philip was a wonderful host. He was welcoming and provided great insight on how to navigate the city. His place was clean and the neighborhood was quiet and conveniently located to the subway and Manhattan. I would definitely stay here again.
I've stayed here maybe 20 times or more so that should tell you something. Phil is such a great guy. He could make anyone feel totally comfortable and right at home. There's a new mattress which is super comfortable. This is the best deal in Fort Greene!
Philip is a great host. He was really flexible and helpful with directions. I'm a coffee drinker and really enjoyed the Hungry Ghost which is just a few minute walk. I slept very soundly while there. This was my first AirBnB experience and I would definitely continue to use this system based on this.
About the Host, Philip
Hi, and welcome. My name is Philip McKenzie, Brooklyn native and fellow traveler. I have lived n NYC all my life, except for college and business school (Go Howard!! Go Duke!!)
I am also the founder and global curator of Influencer Conference which is a global content platform bringing together artists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and technologists to discuss the current and future state of influencer culture. Look for it in NYC, London, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Detroit and Tel Aviv.
I love to socialize, cook, drink whiskey, and I am generally musically obsessed. Look forward to hosting you on your trip to NYC and sunny Brooklyn. I am a NYC native and can share with you all of the hidden gems throughout the city. I also know many DJs and marketing people and can share top notch events with you based on your musical taste and preferences.