Large, light-filled suite in the former mansion of Brooklyn's mayor with hotel quality amenities. 2 blocks from the subway, 15 minutes to Manhattan. A relaxing, artsy neighborhood (Fort Greene) with all the amenities you would want. Read our reviews!
Stay at the former Mansion of the Mayor of Brooklyn. This unique brownstone has gorgeous original details, high ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed brick, parquet floors, etc. As a mansion, this house is double the width of the normal brownstone buildings you will find in Brooklyn.
This listing is a light-filled, quiet, large private "suite" in on the top floor (3rd floor). By "suite", we mean that a lockable door separates your bedroom and private bathroom from the rest of the apartment. You can also rent both suites: the other one is listed here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1762978
Share the living room and kitchen with another guest (or not, if it's not booked). We are always around if you need anything. We can lend your kids our toys, books, etc. We provide hotel quality amenities: towels, shampoo and conditioner, soap, hair dryer, umbrellas, guide books, maps, etc. Weekly professional cleaning service is provided at no charge.
We're located in a great section of the neighborhood of Fort Greene! You can check out the AirBnB guide to the neighborhood or (website hidden) it. Watch out for other listings on the fringe of the neighborhood, or too close to the Barclay Center. Ft. Greene is an exciting neighborhood with plenty to do, but it's also quiet and feels like a real neighborhood. Close by is Fort Greene park, the famous Brooklyn Flea market, a weekend farmer's market, the second largest subway hub in New York City, the Barclay Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and of course restaurants, cafes and bars. Just 15 minutes from Manhattan! Also, CitiBike bike sharing has bikes for rent every few blocks in a large part of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
We have WiFi or wired internet. The living room has a flat screen TV with Netflix, Hulu Plus (for viewing TV shows), and AppleTV. You can also watch a selection of hundreds of movies for both kids and grown-ups stored on our media server, most with subtitles in several languages. These movies can be seen on the TV or streamed to your iOS or Android device.
Our calendar is always up-to-date, so feel free to book any dates that show available.
We look forward to hosting you!
Guests have exclusive use of their suite, and shared use of the living room and kitchen.
Our neighborhood, Fort Greene, is very close to Manhattan (we are just two blocks from a subway station), but feels much more comfortable. It's quiet and spacious, with tree-lined blocks filled with historic "brownstone" houses from the 19th century.
There is a beautiful park designed by the same people who designed Central Park, a local farmers market, a famous flea market, and plenty of cafes, restaurants, and fancy food stores. You can search online, as there have been many articles written about our neighborhood. Also, AirBnB has neighborhood guides you can look at.
As for transportation, you can get to Manhattan very easily via subway. We are two blocks from the "C" train, and 7 or 8 blocks from the 2nd largest subway hub (after Grand Central) in the city, where many lines run. Depending on where you are going, and which line you need to take, it will take you 15-25 minutes to get anywhere south of 14th street, including the Financial District, SoHo, Tribeca, the Lower East Side, the Village, etc. To get to midtown is another 10 minutes.
After 10pm or so, I usually take a taxi, not so much because of safety concerns, but rather because the trains run infrequently and irregularly late at night. From below 14th st, it will cost about $15, more from midtown.
Please, no parties and keep the noise to a respectful level at night for our neighbors. We provide towels, bedding, hair dryer, cooking utensils, spices and other basics, and whatever else you might need. Don't worry about the dishes, we'll do them.
No smoking indoors, please.
Otherwise, have fun...explore...enjoy!
Really easy clear communication, and a beautiful apartment. Thank you Claudia and Leo.
I loved the Mayor's Mansion. A lovely and inviting space with a huge living room and kitchen / dining room. My suite was perfect for my needs. There are lots of shops and restaurants within 3 or 4 blocks and the A & C Trains are only 2 blocks away. I plan to stay at the Mayor's Mansion again when I'm in New York. 4 Stars!!
This suite is one of the smaller of the set of 4 in the Mayor's Mansion, but just as great as the others. Clean, comfortable, well appointed. You'll hear city noise from the street, but it is a quiet residential street. The shower is glass with great water pressure. Beautiful wood floors. My favorite place to stay on business in NYC.
I really enjoyed the apartment and the neighborhood also. Bed was very comfy, room spacious, warm and quiet. Great selection of films to watch from nice sofa. Description of the apartment was accurate and the hosts were helpful and all in all I had a fab stay. Thanks will definitely try to stay here again.
As you can see, I stay in this apartment regularly when I travel for work. The apartment is toasty warm in the winter! Continued rave reviews for cleanliness (sparkling), comfort (great bed and shower, fast internet, fun internet TV), quiet (even when sharing the space), easy check-in. Big fan!
We have had the pleasure of staying with Leo and Claudia before and love their accommodations. The apartment is lovely and always very clean and inviting. The bedroom has nice dresser and closet space which is at a premium in most Airbnb stays. We love having the common area to use if we need it and always enjoy meeting the other guests who stay in the second bedroom/bath combo. It is one of our favorite places to stay in Brooklyn.
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Hello, Claudia and Leo live in Brooklyn in an historic brownstone mansion, once home to the Mayor of Brooklyn. We have two children, aged 5 and 7. We live on the bottom two floors and rent / airBnB the top two. We have backpacked all over the world (when we were younger) and still love to travel, to meet fellow travelers, and to share our love of all things Brooklyn and New York. We look forward to meeting you!