About This Listing
600 Month to Month only
Available Dec 1st
We have a make shift guest room with a Queen mattress that is adjacent to the kitchen and separated with a curtain for privacy. The room fits two comfortably. The brownstone house is a 5 bedroom 2 Bath and the roommates are Allen who is an architect, Jacob who's an actor, myself, and two french girls. One is in fashion the other dose graphic design. Allen and I skateboard and we all hang out all the time. We're a social/creative bunch and down to hang out with whoever's staying so you're more than welcome to kick back some brews with us and tag along to whatever party we're going to or band we're going to see.
We are in Bushwick right next to the J which is extremely convenient for getting into Manhattan in less than 15 minutes - particularly LES, SoHO, and east village which are the artsy parts of Manhattan. We are right around the corner from several stores and a few cool bars. If you prefer to explore Brooklyn there's lots of cool cafes just short walks away and the Hipster mecca that is Williamsburg is just 15 minutes away as well.
We prefer hosting cool people that are down to hang out and not so much couples who are just looking for some alone time.If your just looking for a quiet place to sleep this is often not the place! We are usually always cooking for each other and pre gaming at the house. We're super hospitable guys and we fluctuate between hosting couchsurfers and airbnb folks. If we could we would just let every cool person crash here for free but NYC ain't cheap yo!
bring your ownTowel,Toothbrush.etc.Please, leave the bathroom door open after you have (website hidden) the moister can (website hidden) should go with out saying clean up after yourself.Turn lights off.Through half drunken water bottles away.We are some what tidy.
I can honestly say that staying here is at least half of why I enjoyed NY so much.
The people and the location are what made it for me. Bushwick is definitely my favourite part of NY, with much more soul than Soho, and a lot cheaper for food and nightlife (I spent a lot less than I thought I would over the week I spent here). Of course, don't be expecting Chelsea style glamour – think more Shoreditch or Kreuzberg. It's a walkable distance to Williamsburg, if you err on the side of hipster. It's over the bridge from Manhattan, but the subway is really close.
The room is of course basic (you want luxury in NY for how much??), but if you are coming to New York why oh why would you spend time staying in your accommodation more than you need to? There is a perfectly decent living room to relax in after sightseeing, and a stoop on which to drink beer on and people watch. For the price, it's definitely value.
The flat is super friendly, laid back and safe – I'm kinda confused by the negative reviews. Maybe the writers of them were looking for a “flashpacker” style environment, and for early nights and starts, and absolutely no interaction with flatmates.
Eric is an awesome host with a fun and off-kilter sense of humour, he was happy to show me around, including an informal and impromptu graffiti tour. The other flatmates are also awesome, always up for a chat, and they showed us some great bars in the area.
So I'd recommend the flat for anyone travelling by themselves or just interesed in meeting people, who want to explore the more interesting parts of NY and its nightlife (inclusive of its fabulous and cheap dive bars), and aren't too precious about sleeping conditions.
THIS IS NOT A GOOD PLACE TO STAY!
Where to start? Our stay at Eric's flat was not a good experience. First of all, our room was in fact a tiny little space with just a mattress on the floor separated from the livingroom/kitchen by a simple curtain. No hook, no space to put our bags and above all no intimacy at all. At one point, he even opened the curtain wihout asking, when we were changing! He asked us to leave the bathroom door open when we were taking our shower despite all the other roomates not doing so! It was just gross.
As if that was not enough, on the saturday night at 3 am one of his roomates put the latch on the door and he couldn't get in. We didn't know if it was him or a total stranger! He shouted and rang the bell but no one of his roomates answered. At one point, he just kicked down the door and burst in while shouthing "fucking bullshit" very loud. At this point, we were still not even sure it was him. We were quite afraid and didn't sleep much after that.
We felt that we didn't feel welcome or safe in his house, and his general atitude made things uncomfortable.
I don't recommend it at all, especially for girls.
The time spent in New York it was wonderful even though it was ruined by the accommodation. As soon as you arrive, me and my friend, we started talking with Eric. Soon we realized that we did not understand very well with the language and this is why he treated like making stupid comments with other tenants who did not understand anything. A home really dirty, the bedroom consisted of a mattress placed on the floor, the mattress still had the cellophane to fulfill purchase and on a wretched sheet. Hair of anyone who volazzavano over our things. The door of the room consisted of a tent. But the great thing is that the room was in an alcove in the living room where anyone and at any time entered, screaming, making noise and smoking cigarettes. At any hour of the night! Nothing courtesy and respect just because I speak English and not American! The bathroom, in common with other people of the house, in filthy conditions, filthy and full of mold. The bathtub is black dirt, so I had to shower with flip flops and being careful not to touch the curtains because it sucks! One day my friend was wrong, because we were trying to be as little as possible inside the house then the next morning we got up early and came back late in the evening with pirate taxis because the yellow taxis did not stop them, and even the subway. That day my friend was hurt in the apartment we stayed only in the morning because we were told that the thieves entered the lower floor and if the police asked us to say that we were friends and we had prenotatao through aribnb. After we had already paid for a whole week to get to sleep and wash we had to book a room in a hotel. The exspirience was ugly as that was the first time that booking over through airbnb.CHIARA Hello! About my experience in new york at this accomodation……i hope to forget everything about!!!! The owner of the appartment was not very helpfull and joke us because we didn’t speak English U.S. perfectly the problem was that he spoked very fast and with the slang, he didn’t tried to speak slowly ; we sleep in a room on a mattress on the floor without space for the bags, without something to hang our towel without a door but only with a curtain……during the night when we were sleeping……people smoked in the house and screamed all the time!!!All the place in the apartment where we stayed were very dirt….. Sincerly at the end of the day visiting the city…..tired and hungry, was a nightmare think to come back at home!!!! A day i was ill and nobody tryed to helped me or asked me something. Luckily a friend of us that stay in new york since a lot of time helped us to escape and find a place to stay for the...
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I had a great time in NYC. Eric's place is located close to the subway so getting everywhere is easy. Williamsburg is not far away either. Eric was also a very friendly host and all the practicalities (check-in/check-out etc.) went very smoothly! Like the title suggest it's a cool place with friendly people.
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About the Host, Eric
I'm laid back.I like skateboarding Movies, Music, cameras you know all that Jazz.Bla bla Blah Bla
I'm from Texas moved here to NYC two years ago.I work in Freelance production.
Meeting new people and having drinks is alway's fun!