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Sunny Space in Williamsburg

Private room in apartment hosted by Susanne
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
I am renting out a 200SF (20m2) room in a 1100SF (110m2) loft like apartment.

The space
The guest room has a full size bed, ac (in window during summer), wifi, tv with dvd player and roku for streaming (netflix), and a radio alarm watch with an ipod console. It is a former fabric factory building, so the heat has one control for the entire building. If there is too much heat, the easiest way is to open the windows, even that that is not good for the environment. If the heat is not enough, I can call the super. There is also an electric radiator in the room.
This used to be my year round home, but now I am working as an agency nurse in New Haven, which means short term contracts away from home. The two other bedrooms in the apartment are now occupied by my roommates/friends Casey and Jen. (shared bathroom) And my cat, Pys. Jen and Casey are taking care of Pys when I am away. Pys sometimes acts up and does not use the litter box. While I was told by guests who have cats that 'cats will be cats', I know that it can be a problem. We are working hard to prevent this kind of accident and to clean it away before you see it. But we are working regular full time jobs, so sometimes it takes until the end of the day. I come back to New York at least once a week to clean the apartment, see my cat and friends. I do this mostly between guests, but sometimes I can stay at a friend's place during my guest's stay. If you need anything, you can always send me messages on airbnb or reach me on the phone and I have somebody help me to take care of it if I can't myself.
You can use the kitchen and living room at any time. I will put a box with food items for your breakfast on the kitchen counter and another one in the fridge.
The building has an accessible rooftop with great views. Great sunsets behind the Manhattan skyline!
There is an elevator from street level to apartment level. To get to the roof you would have to take one flight of stairs.
There is a laundry in the building and a larger 24 hour laundry one block away. I am leaving my laundry card and laundry detergent for you to use.
The building also has a gym in the basement. (separate business)
The area is three subway stops (L train) away from Manhattan, located between Manhattan East Village and Bushwick. You will find many neat coffee shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, shops and grocery stores within walking distance. There is a small park in 15 minutes walking distance.
It is easy to get parking one street south of Grand Street. Bicycles can be kept in the living room.
That's all I can think of! Please ask me anything you need to know. :-)

Other things to note
The living room lost one of the windows, because a building went up next door. So it is less bright than before. But your room is still sunny.
I am renting out a 200SF (20m2) room in a 1100SF (110m2) loft like apartment.

The space
The guest room has a full size bed, ac (in window during summer), wifi, tv with dvd player and roku for streaming (netflix), and a radio alarm watch with an ipod console. It is a former fabric factory building, so the heat has one control for the entire building. If there is too much heat, the easiest way is…

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

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Elevator
Hot tub
Kitchen
Wifi
Breakfast
Washer
Dryer
Iron
TV
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I love to live in this neighborhood because everything seems to be just around the corner. And at the same time, while Grand Street is a busy street, my apartment is to the back of the building and very quiet. Unless my neighbors are having a party. Which happens less often nowadays because they are getting older too.
The building is still owned by an orthodox Jewish family. If you go 10 blocks towards Manhattan and turn south, you are in the middle of the orthodox Jewish neighborhood, South Williamsburg. I love the chocolate factory/store there - Chocolat Michel Cluizel! There is also Have a Bagel, the famous expensive Peter Luger Steak House, and Gottlieb's. Among many other places.
If you turn north you are in the heart of the gentrified Williamsburg around Bedford Avenue. There are too many things to list them here! There is a really good oyster bar Maison Premiere, a falafel place Oasis, which has been there for more than 20 years, and the Whyte hotel, where people dip into the pool while having a drink in the bar on the top floor. You don't need to be a guest!
Right next to the hotel is McCarren park, which has a farmer's market every Saturday. There are lawns to lay in the grass, play grounds, a running track, a dog run, a pool.... It is fun to see all these different people going about barbecuing, running, fast walking, doing yoga, chatting, reading, laying in the grass, eating, strolling...
From North Williamsburg and South Williamsburg if you walk to the water of the East River, you can take the ferry to Greenpoint, a Polish now gentrified neighborhood, Astoria, a Middle Eastern also gentrified neighborhood, Manhattan, Dumbo & Brooklyn Heights.... while enjoying the skyline for just the prize of a subway ride.
My neighborhood, Williamsburg near the L train Graham Avenue stop, is less crowded than Bedford, but nowadays has a lot of nice places too. It used to be the home of the Mafia. So it always has been a safe place. ;-) There is still Fortunato brothers, an old time Italian cafe and bakery, with lots of old Italians sitting in there. You can get the best cannoli there. There is Brooklyn Standard, with the best vegan donuts, Lula Bean, this tiny coffeeshop with the best croissants, and Thip Osha, a four table super authentic Thai restaurant. They don't do delivery, you have to come and get your food yourself. :-) There is also Osakana, a Japanese fish store, where you can eat while talking to the chef at the counter, buy fish and meals to take home, and learn how to make sushi among other things in the backroom. There is a theater in the church on Maujer Street behind my building, 'And then She Fell'. Only at 9pm and 11pm. Interactive and Fun! Ammazzacaffe, a little expensive, but the food is unbelievable, with a backyard, Italian. There is a lot more, and there is Bushwick, a former industrial now young artist area, a few stops to the east on the L. And of course Manhattan to the west.
I love to live in this neighborhood because everything seems to be just around the corner. And at the same time, while Grand Street is a busy street, my apartment is to the back of the building and very quiet.…

Hosted by Susanne

Joined in August 2011
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I have been told to be a great host for dinner parties. This is the first time to host travellers. So I am waiting for your feedback! :)
During your stay
I will try to be in New York when you arrive, or on your last day, or in between. But most of the time I am in New Haven for work.
  • Languages: English, Deutsch, Português
  • Response rate: 100%
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed