We are long-time hosts. This charming room has a wonderful light and artistic vibe to it... as do we :) You can't beat the location! Walk to Manhattan in 20 minutes over the Williamsburg Bridge! Or by subway, we're the 1st stop on the L & J train.
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Hello visitor or traveler,
We are officially registered with NYC as a Bed & Breakfast, under the name of "Bridge Seal" B&B! We are one block from Bedford Ave-- ideally located near the iconic Williamsburg Bridge (and the 1st Brooklyn stop on the J/M/Z Metro for easy and direct uptown & downtown Manhattan transit), for those wishing to spend days exploring the city and want an easy ride home :)
The Blue Room is our southeast guest room in our relaxing and welcoming 3 bedroom apartment. The room is fully furnished with an elegant Cherry-wood Queen bed. It has a brand new plush mattress with a pillow topper. We recently installed a 5-light 650-crystal Turkish chandelier to make the room really something special! The room has a closet big enough for 2-3 suitcases/backpacks a hanging clothing rod, and a solid oak dresser, which we encourage our guests to take advantage of. The best part of this room is the amazing light and airy vibe!
•A fully stocked and super spacious kitchen!
•We provide your fresh sheets and towels
•Newly installed light & sound blocking window drapery for the light sleepers and people suffering jet-lag.
•Every room has it’s own Air Conditioning and Heat
•An eclectic art collection to inspire you to experience some of the great NY arts scenes!
•Bedroom has secure keyed locks.
•Ground floor bicycle storage
•All the people who live in the building and neighborhood are really supportive and out-going!
•The streets are well-lit.
•All the people who live in the building and neighborhood are really supportive and out-going!
Breakfast is available for an additional $5 per guest, per day:
It is a continental breakfast (REALLY good coffee, breads, fruit, cereals & milk, anything you need to make a great start to the day). *Please request this in advance so that I can have things ready for you, upon your arrival.*
Who WE are:
We Started Bridge Seal B&B in April of 2012. We wanted to create an arts-centric destination, by carefully curating our 3 bedroom apartment into a 2 unit Bed & Breakfast. We started slow and by the end of 2012, we have hosted over 300 travelers from all over the world.
Other than being an Bed & Breakfast host, I am a full-time visual artist. I create large-scale, colorful, abstract paintings. To learn more on my website, go here: (JsunLaliberte). My paintings seldom get installed at the house because of their size. I am also a 3rd generation ceramic artist. Much of the cups you will drink from have been made by me or my family! In a not-so-distant past, I was also a Sommelier at one of the best and most highly rated "farm-to-table" restaurants in Manhattan. True Hospitality and knowing how to make guests feel welcome are things I know so very well :)
My girlfriend, Kara, is a professional artist as well. Her website can be seen here: (KaraLRooney). Both of us have separate studio practices, so we can keep the mess out...! Kara is also a curator, art critic and an editor, so the art can change from time to time :)
We both do a lot of running, so if you are a runner, we have a lot of great routes for you to explore the city and neighborhoods with. Kara has been a long-time yogi. If you are into yoga, she has a lot of experience with several studios in the neighborhood and Manhattan.
We both have a wealth of overall knowledge of the neighborhood and the city!
Whether you are traveling partner, a couple on vacation, someone extending a business trip, or someone looking to host your family while they are visiting you-- we get you :)
During your stay, look forward to pleasant chat around the kitchen table. We can always help you find the best shops, the best food, the best art exhibitions, the best walks, the best cocktails, the quickest subway route, and best insider deals around!
We care about with whom we share our home . A good fit makes your stay amazing and our experience as hosts equally rewarding! We always give preference to civilized, pleasant and respectful people. We will not accept inquiries from partiers looking to pound beers at the kitchen table until 4am... We do our fair share of entertaining, but we keep it classy! ;)
More about the neighborhood:
The location is amazingly central to your NYC adventure! Blocks away from the Williamsburg happenings and 5-15 minutes to Manhattan. 10 mins to the Bedford L train. 5 mins to the Marcy J/M/Z train. 4 blocks from the East River Ferry landing. 2 blocks from the Williamsburg Bridge. Whether by car, train, bike, foot, or boat, you're 10 minutes away from Manhattan :)
Williamsburg, 20 years ago, used to be one of the roughest neighborhoods in all of New York. Then pioneering visual/audio/performing/experimental artists moved in and established a fringe community for over 25 years. Now, it’s the most sought-after real estate in all of the 5 boroughs! Even our kitchen looks out to Jay-Z’s Penthouse…
Williamsburg is a Foodies Heaven! So many major Manhattan chefs either have or are looking to have an outpost here. There's Diner and Marlow & Sons next door, ISA, Peter Luger, Dressler, Fatty 'Cue, Pies ‘n Thighs, Aurora, & Miss Favela—all within 4 blocks!
Williamsburg is also well known for it's art scene. All the gallery listings can be seen on the WAGMAG website.
Shopping-- If you like to shop…you’re in BIG trouble here! The vintage/designer/hand-made clothing/accessories and furniture scene is probably the most explosive economic sector in the neighborhood! Second only to the fleets of haut-cuisine food trucks that flock to the parks & streets when the sun shines bright!!
If Dancing to the best world-music is your thing, Bembe is one of the BEST places in all of Brooklyn and it's conveniently across the street. (Best Caipirinhas in the city!!)
(This current rate reflects NY sales tax of 8.875% included. We have been hosting successfully and continuously since March of 2012. Having enjoyed our experience as hosts, we have stepped up and have become fully legitimate and registered with the state. We are also fully insured.)
All together, everyone here is pretty awesome! We pride ourselves on having our guests leave with amazing memories!
All the best and we hope to meet you soon,
Jsun & Kara
We had a wonderful stay in New York thanks to our great located appartment in Williamsburg and the really helpful tips of our hosts Kara & Jsun. The appartment was clean, cool furnished and cosy!
Thank you so much Jsun for having us last weekend. Your home was the perfect location in Williamsburg with everything so close by. Delicous restaurants just around the corner and a lovely walk across the bridge to the lower east side.
The room was quiet, warm and cosy. Watching the snow fall from the comfy bed was pretty special.
Jsun was the perfect host. Can't wait to come back again
Loved my stay in the Blue Room. The room was plenty warm in this winter month and the sheets were outstanding. Jsun & Kara do B&B right -- they make you feel comfortable and there for conversation and help when you need it, but give you your space as well.
This was our first time using airbnb so we weren't sure what to expect. Jsun and Kara were very friendly and the room was super cozy! The space is shared between the couple and usually another guest unless you rent out the entire place so that's something to be aware of when signing up.
The location is awesome - right by lots of great shops and restaurants! Within walking distance from breakfast and lunch every day or you can cook from the home.
My only complain would be that it's a bit noisy falling asleep at night. Which is not the hosts' fault. The room is located right over a restaurant that has the trash picked up at 3am each morning. If you're a night owl - it probably won't bother you =)
enjoyed staying with J'sun, great host with reliable recommendations about dining and night life. had business in the LES and walked the Williamsburg Bridge daily (1.5 mi) to LES, delightful walk. if you fly into JFK its a simple $7.50 ride on the J train to within 3-4 blocks of Apt. Williamsburg is a great neighborhood and actually very convenient to Manhatten. only problem for me was no in room TV. wanted to watch college and pro games on sat and sun. really nice little sports bar on 4th st. though, so no real prob.
Jsun is a very gracious host. The room was exactly what I was looking for and the price was very reasonable. He and his wife, Kara, are sweet, laid-back people. I would highly recommend staying there if you're in Brooklyn.
I travel often for work and stay in a wide rage of places. However I call the Blue Room my home away from home when I’m in NYC. I have yet to stay in a place that provides such a relaxing and welcoming oasis from the bustle of the city. Jsun is a wonderful host, who provides the right amount of help and privacy.
The place is nice as well as the neighbourood with nice bars and restaurants.
The system of the black box is practical : you can be independant and arrive when you want.
The real problem of this room is the noise in the bedroom which is really annoying during the night.The B&B is located really closed to the metro ( the metro works all night in New york) and to the streets.
Jsun and Kara were great hosts, and accommodated all my needs. The room was very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. The location was perfect. There were lots of great shops in the area and it was extremely easy to get in and out of the city.
We really enjoyed our stay in Jsun's place. Jsun and Kara were very nice and the room is exactly as it appears in the pictures. The apartment is quite big, with a large kitchen and living area, two other bedrooms and a bathroom. The location is wonderful with plenty of bars, restaurants and cafés around. The subway is only a 10 min walk from the apartment and from there to south Manhattan it's only one stop. Overall, it is a very nice place to stay.