About this listing
Lots of sunlight, wood flrs, and beautiful exposed brick wall. This smaller room comfortably fits 2 ppl. Very private, away from the other bedrooms. Facing the street which can be lively on the weekends during the nice weather! Weeknights are quiet.
- We are located on the same block as the Jefferson stop on the L Train. This train takes us directly to Untion Square in exactly 14min. In our area there is nothing as new, clean, close to the train, and close to the most amazing shops and bars in our neighborhood.
- This upstairs bedroom has direct light and exposed brick. It's the perfect size for a single person or a couple. Smaller but average size for NYC.
-This room is facing the street. There is not a lot of cars driving past but there is foot traffic on weekends as it's a lively, fun area. Please ask for earplugs if you're sensitive to noise or consider booking one of our other rooms!
- Depending upon request we can offer the entire apartment, all 4 rooms at the same time depending on the intended length of your stay. You could easily house 4 couples in this configuration and maybe a 9th and 10th person on our air mattress!
-All of the rooms are totally private with locking doors.
-We have 1.5 bathrooms. Full bathroom upstairs, half is downstairs.
-Exposed Brick and Hardwood floors.
- Very comfortable beds. Fresh Linens and Towels.
- Coffee every morning.
There are two other rooms with potential availability in our home. So if you're traveling in a group make sure to look at all of our listings.
Laundry in building!!!
Backyard with Apple trees, and a Fire Pit, with BBQ possibility.
Awesome Bars! It's very easy to just stay in this neighborhood.
The greatest Taqueria (maybe on Earth?). Also nothing there costs more than $6!
Totally amazing restaurants, from French, to New american, to brick oven Italian style pizza.
A local Park for indigenous people watching.
AGAIN, 45 second walk to "Jefferson" stop on the L train.
The kitchen and bathroom upstairs is a shared area.
Interaction with Guests
Erica will be here during your stay, Jorel travels for work and is here part time. We are happy to help you understand the city! You can text, call, or email us anytime. Depending on what you're looking to experience, Erica or Jorel will have recommendations.
There is a backyard with a fire pit/BBQ with access through Jorel or Erica's rooms. We'll be happy to let you out there when we're home, just ask, or you can join us when we're BBQ-ing!
We highly recommend shooting us an email to tell us when you are hoping to stay with us, and we can give you an immediate idea of all the possibilities. Plus the third room could always be available if Jorel is going away so write to us anytime to say hello, and we'll answer any questions.
A flourishing artist community has existed in Bushwick for decades and has now become one of the most lively art communities in New York City. Dozens of art studios and galleries are scattered throughout the neighborhood along with countless music venues, bars and restaurants. There are several open studios programs that help the public visit artist studios and galleries and a number of websites dedicated to promoting neighborhood art and events.
Some restaurants, music venues, and bars we love:
Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos
Secret Project Robot
Low Brow Artique
The Living Gallery
House of Yes
English Kills Art Gallery
The Cobra Club
Goodbye Blue Monday
Momo Shushi Shack
El Mio Cid
Again...Yes, the L train is conveniently located ON OUR BLOCK.
The train makes commuting very easy into other neighborhoods:
- 8-10 minutes from Williamsburg
- 13 minutes to the East Village
- 15 minutes to Union Square (Holiday Market and shopping)
- 35 minutes to Rockefeller Center (ice skating, christmas tree)
- 40 minutes away from Central Park
- Subway: Take the ACE line and transfer to the L train.
- Mass transit is tricky, we suggest a fairly inexpensive yellowcab ride (about $30 with tip, depending on traffic) to our place.
Other Things to Note
We do have 2 cats that mostly stay in Erica's room unless you woo them into yours, you're welcome to invite them!
The Rental rooms don't have any pets in them unless you specifically invite them in, so you most likely won't even know they are here.
There is free street parking on our block, yoga, Indian Food, 3 great bars and a 24 hour gormet food store around the corner!
Please be respectful of other guests by being quiet at night. If there are no other guests, you can bend that rule!
We ask that you leave your shoes by the front door inside the apartment. We like to keep in nice and clean and comfy!
My wife and I had a great stay with Erica! The apartment was extremely conveniently located, with the L train available just on the corner of the block. There's great places to eat nearby, and the Maria Hernandez park at the other corner is such a great melting pot of local folks! Erica was extremely accommodating, the apartment quaint and peaceful. I would highly recommend Erica and Jorel's place! If you want a good taste of old and new Brooklyn, this is where it's at!
Erica made us feel at home by offering tea, coffee and advising us of local places to eat. The home is very modern looking with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. I would definitely stay again!
We stayed at Erica's for 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. We arrived in NY early and were unable to drop off our luggage as Erica was at work -- she kindly provided us with a luggage storage service and it worked out great, as we could stash our bags and enjoy our day. Erica communicated with is promptly and on arrival gave us a quick tour, and provided us with a map that had a few of her favourite neighbourhood bars and restaurants. We checked out a few and had a great time. The neighbourhood was lovely and there's a 24 hr health food store that has a great sandwich deli which we lived off of! Erica also offered us some tea and coffee in her press which we were very grateful for! On our last day we stored our luggage there until out evening flight. It wasn't until then that we really saw Erica since arrival. Had a lovely chat and met her pet cat. Would highly recommend staying at Erica's and exploring Brooklyn. The room was clean and large enough for two.
The apartment was conveniently located near a subway stop, a great local market, several restaurants, and a park. Erica greeted us with maps and reviews of all of these to help us orientate our selves with the neighborhood.
The apartment it self was great for our needs, which honestly was to bath and sleep, as we spent most of our time in the city. We had the room facing the street and did not find the city noise to be any distraction what so ever! And it was during Puerto Rican Pride weekend while the community was alive with music, BBQ's literally on the sidewalk out front and festive displays all weekend long.
I stayed for six days. Everything was fine, Erica is very friendly and kind. I love her cat. The neighborhood is perfect very close to the subway, that makes it very accessible to get around the city.
Great location and neighborhood . Host was very friendly. With the description in mind, the front room on a weekend night is really noisy and not just from street noise. A thundering bass and drum from an undisclosed nearby location made it difficult to fall asleep.
There were quite a few people in residence in the apartment on a Saturday evening . It made the following morning's bathroom availability a challenge.
I'm sorry you had a hard time sleeping! I have in the description that this room has some street noise on weekends in the spring and summer. There's more foot traffic lately, the neighborhood is becoming a hot spot with lots of restaurants and bars opening up. There are other quieter rooms in the apartment that don't face the street and I always offer earplugs so if you'd ever like to come back, we'd love to have you! There was a larger party staying which is rare and I will keep your suggestion to minimize restroom wait time.
We had such a nice time at Erica's. The room and the rest of the appartment were really clean and comfortable. I can totally recommend it.
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About the Host, Erica And Jorel
We are two artists living in Bushwick Brooklyn.
Erica is a classically trained musician and recording engineer. Jorel is a Filmmaker/Photographer.
We have a beautiful home and love to host people from around the world. Jorel has lived in Europe for over 7 years and speaks some Italian and French. Erica was partially raised in Central America, even though her Spanish in now limited, she loves to try.