About this listing
A private bedroom in an eclectic 3 bedroom loft apartment. Very close to lots of great bars, venues, shop, restaurants and activities in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, and just 30 minutes to central Manhattan. Best for laid back younger guests.
Available for short term stay is ONE of three separate small private rooms, each about 90 SF, with full bed mattresses lofted above the floor with some short steps up. There is a roof with some chairs and a good view of the Manhattan skyline.
It's very near delis, fun bars, really great restaurants, awesome pizza, a nice cafe, 15 minute walk or 5 minute b24 bus ride to the Graham L subway stop and 15 minute walk to the Nassau G, and 30 minutes total travel time to Union Square. That is a central subway hub. From there you can get to Times Square, Grand Central, Chinatown, and Wall Street area in 5-10 minutes, or the major museums in 15 minutes.
It is a 15-20 minute walk to Williamsburg, a very nice Brooklyn area with many great shops, restaurants, bars and a huge music scene. There are free transfers between the buses and trains. Also it's right off the Morgan exit of the BQE/395, which makes it a 10 minute, $20 dollar cab ride from LaGuardia and 20 minute $40 ride from JFK.
This is in a big 1,200 SF loft with 12 Foot ceilings, hard wood floors, fridge, microwave, shower(shared, across the hall, through my kitchen), 2 half bathrooms, a couch, recliner, kitchen table, two computers, and wifi. There's a lot of big windows, and great light during the day! I'll provide clean sheets and towels.
The space is a converted warehouse space with rooms built out above a hardware store and next to a gas station. It's pretty quiet other than the constant whooshing of the highway nearby, which is not an issue for most people. It's kind of like the ocean waves! When the windows are all closed, it's hardly noticeable. The rooms do not lock, but the apartment itself is behind a series of three locked doors.
It's right across the street from a nice residential neighborhood with all your needs.
Sometimes there's band practice or recording across the hall, but it's rarely noticeable in the bedrooms, and not very loud in the living room.
There's a full fridge, a double hotplate, a toaster oven, pots and pans, and salt and pepper for all your basic cooking needs.
There's also a teapot and tea, and a coffee machine and coffee, for your morning rituals.
There is a TV and a projector to watch movies on VHS, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Netflix! I have a pretty big and varied collection. Also I have a nice record player, and a pretty good collection of Records and CDs. There's an input to connect your iPod or other MP3 player to. There's a piano to play also, if you're so musically inclined!
I live in the building, so I'll be around pretty often if you need anything.
There are no animals here, but some pets may be OK for a few days.
Parking is plentiful, right in front, safe and free.
Available by the day, week or month for a couple months. If your dates don't look available on the calender, please inquire, as I have multiple rooms, and this system is sometimes inaccurate. Please read and follow the rules. Hope to talk soon!
Minimal but functional kitchen, 2 half bathrooms and one with a shower. Roof. Street parking. Living room with stereo, records, CDs, TV, Videos and Netflix. Lots of books and graphic novels.
Interaction with Guests
I live across the hall, so I usually stick to myself except for check-in, though if I'm not too busy, I'm often up for a beer around the corner!
Within a 5 minute walk, there's 4 bars. Two of them have great beers and food, and one also has a very nice whiskey collection. Two awesome pizza places are also 5 minutes away. Within a 15-30 minute walk this increases by at least 10x!
Best BQQ in the city: Fette Sau
A really fun bar any night: Union Pool
A great venue and fun place: Brooklyn Bazaar
Can't miss Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea during the warmer months!
It's a 15 minute walk to the L train, or a 5 minute bus ride.
There's free parking right in front.
It's super easy by car, as it's right next to the Morgan Ave and McGuinness Ave exits of I-278.
LaGuardia takes 10 minutes and 20 bucks in a taxi! Double both for JFK, and triple for Newark. All are about 60-90 minutes by public transport.
Lock ALL doors tightly behind you.
Clean your dishes before you go to bed or go out.
Any food trash goes in the small trash next to the sink, and recycling all goes in the big black can next to the fridge.
No tobacco smoking inside. You can smoke out front or on the roof. In the extreme cold, the top of the stairs should be fine.
If you go to the roof, prop the hallway and roof doors open. When you leave, shut them both. The front roof door can be tricky..
Please put CDs and records back in their cases!
Leave the keys inside the bedroom when you leave.
The apartmant is dirty. The location is fine, Andrea is nice, and it is really good price, if you don't mind that you live like in a dirty bachelor's apartmant.
Four of us stayed at this loft for 6 nights. We are all college students and didn't need anything fancy. We were taken back by the location at first but quickly grew comfortable. It's 3 small rooms that connect to a living room. They're quite cozy. It's a laid back living situation. The shower isn't in the room but it isn't a big inconvenience. Overall, if you can handle a pretty bohemian living situation then you'll be fine. The sounds of the highway can be pretty loud sometimes. Two of my friends minded a lot but two of us didn't care so that's all contingent on who you are. Andrea was very nice and told us everything up front. He even gave us suggestions for where to eat and what places to check out, a really great host. I would recommend staying here.
Andrea was quick to reply with all my questions and was very friendly to us when we arrived. The room was cozy and was in a good convenient location with a gas station right downstairs of the apartment with many other shops around. It's a 0.7mile walk to the closest subway station so it's good to know the bus schedule if you don't want to walk that far. The room and shower can be quite cold in the winter as there's no central heating but a portable heater which takes a while to heat up the bedroom and shower room. Great location to explore Brooklyn from.
Andrea was a great host. Extremely welcoming and friendly. The place was exactly as listed. The place had a nice chilled feel to it and it was nice to share the flat with other AirBnB-ers who were also visiting NYC. I would definitely recommend staying here.
Location is pretty good. Not far from two subway stations and a cheap and quick cab from lots of good areas at night . It's a bit of a dead industrial area though so not the nicest walk at night.
If you struggle with road noise this isn't the place for you. The motorway was right outside the window, I can sleep through it but my friends struggled.
Unfortunately, it is properly dirty!! Clearly hasn't been given a serious clean in months (and I'm genuinely no clean freak). The showroom is particularly grimy.
A real shame because otherwise I would of given it a fairly good review. Wouldn't take that much effort on the hosts behalf.
To be fair, it is cheap though so if you don't mind dirt and road noise then go for this.
Andrea is a great host and I can definitely recommend this place for a true Brooklyn experience.
We didn't see Andrea during the weekend, but the description was really accurate.
The appartment was well-located, but a bit dirty and noisy. I would recommend it for a short stay in New York.
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About the Host, Andrea
Audio Engineer and Sales Associate living in New York City for 12 years now. I know a lot about the city if you need any advice. I keep my own home nice, and have the respect to keep others nicer. Easy to get along with, even though I like to keep to myself a lot to read, listen to records, and work. I sublet my rooms very frequently and haven't had any big problems. I've been doing this over three years now, so I'm getting good at it!