This sweet and cozy studio apartment fits one or a couple and is centrally located in leafy Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, two blocks away from Barclays Center and Atlantic Ave. and Hoyt-Schermerhorn trains. Enjoy wireless internet, a fully-equipped kitchen, HD television, and easy access to all major subway lines.
Sunny studio comes with one full size bed to fit one or a couple; fully-equipped kitchen (including microwave, refrigerator, stove, oven, tea kettle, food processor, pots and pans, etc.); bathroom with tub; wireless internet; HD television with Apple TV with Hulu and Netflix subscriptions; and extensive book collection. Twin size airbed also available upon request. A/C will be installed in the summer for summertime guests.
I share my apartment with a sweet and friendly tuxedo cat--the allergic beware...! I will happily come in to clean the litter upon request--just let me know when you are out of the apartment.
Guests have access to the entire apartment. No smoking please, and treat my home and neighbors with respect.
I am available by phone for travel advice, neighborhood tips, etc., but otherwise will be out of the apartment (and your hair).
Catch a concert at Barclays Center, a play or film at Brooklyn Academy of Music, or a contemporary dance performance at Mark Morris Dance Center: all are within a five-minute walk, as is New York City's beloved Brooklyn Flea. In the immediate vicinity are some of the best restaurants and bars in New York, including St. Gambrinus, a craft beer shop, Mile End (smoked meats and Montreal-style bagels), Rucola (Italian farm to table), Stonehome Wine Bar, Nunu Chocolates, Bacchus (French bistro), The General Greene (new American), Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare (Brooklyn's only three Michelin-starred restaurant), Krescendo (Neapolitan pizza), Bedouin Tent (inexpensive and delicious Middle Eastern) and Maimonides of Brooklyn (vegan). Trader Joe's is a short walk away. One stop away from Manhattan Chinatown and Soho for some of the best shopping in the city, and a ten-minute walk to the Transit Museum and Brooklyn Museum.
Nearby lovely Brooklyn neighborhoods include Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and Park Slope.
Steps away from 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R and Long Island Rail Road trains at Atlantic Ave.; one stop to downtown Manhattan. LIRR trains at Atlantic Ave. are direct to Jamaica Station/AirTrain to JFK. Two avenues away from A/C/G at Hoyt-Schermerhorn. Across the street is a CitiBike station.
Florence was great! The apartment was terrific, as advertised and in the best location. Such a short walk from Atlantic Ave. and all it has to offer. The kitty was cool and the book selection alone (Ecce Homo, collected poems of W.H. Auden, Nicholson Baker, etc.) almost tempted us to not wander the streets of Boerum Hills. But we did, and we hope to again. Thanks, Flo!
I so her kitty was a welcome addition to the trip. Sad I had to cut my trip short because of weather. Will definitely stay here again in the future. This is also an easy spot for catching trains to and from Manhattan, so Uou can take the bus or train in from out of town ans easily get there.
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- The apartment is a masterwork of efficient interior design in a way that Florence's pictures do not adequately capture. She has made the most of a space that is small (although not small by NYC standards), turning a studio apartment into a warm welcoming space with an energetic modern rustic feel. It contains three times as much stuff as a studio apartment should, but never feels cluttered. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Florence personally, but have you ever walked around Brooklyn and thought "I wonder how all these artistic, well dressed intellectual types decorate their apartments/afford to drink this this much fancy coffee every day?" They decorate their apartments like this, and you probably should decorate your apartment like this too. I still don't know about the coffee.
- Her cat is lovely, kind, friendly, and convinced me that I should get a cat of my own someday. If we didn't come into town with reservations and a schedule, we might have spent the whole time playing with the cat.
- The location is great; an easy hop to anywhere in Brooklyn. Or Manhattan. Or Queens, I suppose via the G train. If you lose anything or arrive without any amenity, a mall with a larger Marshalls than the suburban one near me (plus a grocery store, etc.) is close by. So are any number of Brooklyn mainstay locations.
- As much as I would love to turn this review into an ode to Florence's great apartment, I must discharge my fiduciary obligation to those who read this review and try to envision scenarios in which someone would NOT want to stay here:
- You enjoy living in squalor rather than a nice, well decorated apartment. This apartment is not for you.
- You don't like cats. This is a bad reason not to stay here. Just change your opinion about cats. This will be easy to do with Florence's tuxedo cat, who is lovely and basically a kitten in a larger cat's body.
- You are allergic to cats. This is a better reason not to stay here.
- You want to stay in Manhattan because you have to attend to matters uptown. Fair enough!
- You want to stay in Manhattan because you have to attend to matters below 59th Street. This is a bad reason. You can get anywhere from Florence's apartment. Really, all but the most obscure subway lines come here.
Her place is kind of small but really cozy and comfortable. Her cat was cute :)
First off, Florence is super dope (as well as her little cat)!
My bf and I were visiting from LA, and this space/location was an awesome headquarters to mob all over the city! It location give's you great access to hip and creative spots. I had the best time of my life, and was super happy with our choice to go with Florence's place. We'll be back NYC! woop!
Florence's apartment was clean, cute, and cozy = very small! We were happy to share the space with her sweet, little kitty and couldn't have been happier to be so close to Atlantic Terminal given the cold temps - a quick walk to the metro was in order. This place wasn't over-the-top accommodating (tea, coffee, breakfast pastries at your service) but certainly worth the money and beyond. Florence was communicative and left great info about her place and her area. Wish we'd had more time to explore.
I was headed to NYC for a quick weekend getaway, and Florence's place was the perfect staging area. It's small, but works well for one person (two would be doable but tight) and amazingly located not five minutes from many, many subway lines. Light sleepers should note that it's right on Atlantic Ave, which is busy and pretty loud. Also, her cat was an absolutely adorable host while I was there and made the stay extra-enjoyable.
As advertised, the studio is small but cozy. Great location and Florence was very responsive when we had questions. If cat is over-friendly she's probably just hungry. As soon as we fed her she was very chill and pleasant. Also a great book collection!
Location was great and Florence was helpful in getting us information. The one big drawback was street noise, and that's really to be expected in Brooklyn.