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.
Philip was great at communicating, he got in touch a few days before the trip to ensure someone was home to let us in. This apartment is in the best neighbourhood; Fort Greene is safe, beautiful and there are many excellent restaurants, parks and shops nearby. Thank you Philip!
Unfortunately the futon mattress in the room is very uncomfortable. Not only was it extremely firm but also slanted and I could not sleep very well.
Otherwise, I had limited interaction with Philip but when I did he was pleasant.
I stayed for two nights and enjoyed my time very much! Philip was a very gracious host, made my stay very comfortable, and was helpful with neighborhood suggestions (I wanted bagels!!). The neighborhood is very quiet for being on the middle of a large city, and the room itself is on the back side of the apt, so that helps keep things quiet as well. Access to the train was super easy, and it's a perfect location if you're flying in/out of JFK. Brooklyn really is the place to stay if you want to get away from the tourist trap that much of Manhattan has become, and the central location of Philip's apt offers a fantastic base to enjoy the city. Recommended!
Philip very charming welcoming host, great conversationalist, very detail oriented re accommodations - maintains a very clean neat safe and comfortable space - description and images very accurate
fantastic location in brownstone Brooklyn, edge of downtown on border of Fort Greene & Clinton Hill, near shops, restaurants and bars
excellent airbnb experience!
My stay at Philip place was perfect. He's very kind and helpful in any circumstances. The house is well connected with the metro stations and easily you will get to the city centre.
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.