About this listing
Welcome to my home and studio! Located in an artist neighborhood with good transit to Manhattan and Bedford Ave., the loft has lots of light, a totally open floor plan, big windows, exposed brick, and a movie projector.
These photos were taken when I had just moved in, so it's actually quite a bit more comfortable now. (New photos are coming.)
It is a 900 sq. ft (~85 m sq.) open loft space in a converted factory. There is a giant wall of windows that get indirect light all day, 13 ft. ceilings, and a brick wall. The kitchen is well equipped, there's a dining table to comfortably fit 8, espresso machine, etc. The building has a shared outdoor area and big rooftop that looks out to Manhattan. There's a fold-out futon and queen-size bed so it comfortably sleeps 2 couples; can also provide an air mattress for more people. Stays cool in the summer, quiet neighbors. Projector for giant movies and iPod-stereo hookup (no TV, sorry).
Everything – make yourself at home.
Interaction with Guests
As little as getting the keys when you arrive or as much as having a drink in the neighborhood – up to you.
The neighborhood is great: You won't find it in guidebooks, cool little creative enclave in a safe, diverse, true NYC loft area. Easy access from JFK. The L train is less than two blocks away and goes directly to the city (about 15 minutes). You can also get to the main part of Williamsburg via the same train (about 10 minutes). There's also the JMZ line about 10 minutes by foot. Our neighbors are the incredible pizza and garden at Roberta's, coffee shops, an organic market, a sushi restaurant, a wine shop, and a few other nice little bars.
The L train is less than two blocks away, which takes you to Manhattan in about 10 minutes. The J train is about a 10 minute walk. You can also bike or walk to Williamsburg.
Other Things to Note
- this is for the whole apartment.
- available by the day for photo shoots.
- also willing to trade apartments in another (non-US) city.
Pretty easy, really:
- Treat the apartment as if it were your own. Treat the neighbors as if you had to live with them all year
- Be open-minded about New York and the neighborhood. Diversity is why it's a great city.
- Please don't smoke inside
- Be careful with food/drinks on the couch, and no guests sleeping overnight on it
- Enjoy your stay!
This was our first experience with AirBNB and it was great. The apartment is exactly as described - very spacious, has two big beds so it was really perfect for two people. Best part was location - just around the corner from the train and so many really good (and very reasonably priced) restaurants near by. I used to live in NY and didn't particularly like Bushwick before but staying at this apartment made me want to go back. There's a really cute vintage clothing store right next to the subway (L train) too.
Jacob's loft was the perfect place to experience New York from. Bushwick's really cool and it's very easy to get around the city from there. The loft is a fantastic place, big and airy, with the added bonus of a really cool projector.
We didn't get a chance to meet Jacob as he was out of town, but he very kindly left his keys at with some friends and was great at answering any questions/emails really quickly.
I'd recommend the loft to anyone looking to visit.
Even though we did not meet Jacob, he was a great host, he left sweets for us and was very reachable for any questions that we had.
The place was amazing, just as the neighbourhood. to sum up: great stay!
Jacob's place is very spacious, clean and in an great location in Bushwick. I Would love to stay again.
Large open loft in the middle of Bushwick. The apartment is as described, clean, comfortable, spacious, close to transportation and restaurants. Jacob was very easy to communicate with. Would love to stay here again on the next trip to NYC!
Very nice flat and really close to the subway, just one minute by foot. The flat looks just like the pics, very spacious and a lot of light. The subway brings you in no time to Manhattan. Jacob is very helpfull. The wifi didn't work the moment we arrived but Jacob passed by the same day to fix it and it worked very fast from that moment. We would book this flat again if we ever come back to New York. Thank you Jacob!
We enjoyed our stay in Jacob's loft. It was a new experience to live in one room and we felt immediately at home. It was clean and we had everything we needed.
We were glad to have a grocery store and some restaurants in the neighborhood.
The nearby subway station made it easy to get downtown Manhattan.
About the Host, Jacob
Young artist. Traveler. Designer. I like to take photos and break bread with friends – old and new. New Yorker. Native Californian. European family. Barça fan.
I do my best to always respond to messages even if it takes a little bit.