About this listing
A great place to explore all of New York, in short distance to Manhattan, and in the heart of Bushwick and East Williamsburg - NY's current hotspots! Williamsburg-West is a about 5 train minutes away
Hi there! I am traveling and renting out my newly-furnished room in the artistic hotspot of Bushwick / E. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The apartment is directly off of the L Train on the Morgan stop, and several other lines (JMZ) and has extremely good connectivity to Williamsburg and Manhattan (15 min to Manhattan, 5 to Williamsburg). Our neighborhood itself is the heart of the Bushwick renaissance - an area of artists' lofts, cafes, underground bars and concert venues.
The apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The great things about Brooklyn are the vibrant hip scene here, and how spacious the places are compared to Manhattan. I suspect our apartment will be a lovely place for your NYC adventures. 2nd floor, nice hipster neighbors, and very quiet (for NY; bedroom facing backyard).
More details: Hardwood floors, Queen-sized bed with brand-new mattress suitable for an individual or couple; ten-foot ceilings, standing desk, kitchen, electric kettle, closet with organizers, full-length mirror, etc. We're also right around the corner from a pleasant little baseball park and a police station (no sirens at night, it's pretty mellow). Of course, broadband internet, nice neighbors included. It's super-quiet (room is in the back). I work in tech / start ups.
What else is there to say? A lot :) Just send me a message and I am happy to chat. Excited to get to know you!
You will have access to everything, except for my bedroom :) which means living room + kitchen, bathroom, internet. Ah yes, and the coolest hood in the coolest city in the world.
Interaction with Guests
You can always reach me via email and phone. I also have a little booklet on the dinner table for written communication, its more personal and works great!
Bushwick, at the border of Williamsburg, is about the coolest place in NYC. Which basically means: on the planet ;) Lots of art, street art, hipsters, underground restaurants, parties and so on.
We are 15 minutes away from Union Square (heart of NYC), and 15 minutes from Downtown / Wall Street. you can use the L train at Morgan stop, or JMZ from Myrtle / Broadway, both a few blocks away.
No excessive partying at night, please. Our neighbors are pretty quiet, after 12 midnight you shouldn't shout or listen to loud music. Also, please always make sure the front door is closed when you enter the building - our neighborhood is OK, but this is New York and it's always better to keep doors closed. If you need anything that's not in the apartment, feel free to ask our neighbors - everyone in the building is very friendly, in the 20ties or 30ties, and fun.
John was a great host! Despite being out of town, he made sure to check in with me both before my arrival and during my stay - he was always prompt to respond to any inquiries. Darin, his girlfriend, was very pleasant and gave me plenty of tips for navigating the area and spots for a quick bite.
While the furniture in the room was not quite as pictured, the large walk-in closet space, ample sunlight, fast WIFI, and self-controlled air conditioning more than made up for it.
We felt very confortable, the place was very clean, wifi & AC worked, nice shower too. Close to 2 subway stations and several cool restaurants. John was away travelling but we had great communication and everything we needed. Nice welcoming too. Cheers!
Clean place in great location. Place was easy to find and communication with John was very easy!
We really enjoyed staying at John's place. The room was spacious and clean, the drawers and closet were left empty so we could actually move our stuff in. John was really friendly and accommodating.
John was a super awesome host, very nice and considerate. He even let me have models over when I was testing for agencies which was a huge plus for me. We will be staying in contact with him and plan to rent from him in the future!
John und seine Freunde waren freundliche, sehr willkommene Gastgeber. Die Schlüsselübergabe verlief problemlos.
Die Nachbarschaft ist sehr vielseitig. Die Wohnung befindet sich genau auf der Grenze zwischen HipsterBushwick und Latinobrooklyn. Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt. Außerdem sind die Bahnen gut zu erreichen! TOP!
Das Apartment war auch in Ordnung, leider wurde auf den Fotos auf Airbnb ein anderes Zimmer gezeigt, als das was vermietet wurde. Es ist etwas größer, aber spärlicher eingerichtet.
Leider war das Apartment nicht so sauber, wie wir es uns erhofft hatten. John hat deshalb noch eine Reinigungsfirma beauftragt, was eine nette Geste von ihm war.
Es gab viel Stauraum für unsere Sachen und tolle Restaurants im Viertel. Wir haben uns dort sicher gefühlt, trotzdem würden wir einem Mädchen keinen nächtlichen Spaziergang empfehlen.
Vielen Dank für den Aufenthalt !
The room was very light, clean and well-prepared as I arrived. 3 minutes from the metro that takes you directly into Manhattan. I personally enjoyed the urban feeling in the area, a lot of street art and music blasting through the busy streets. I didn't meet John but his lovely girlfriend Darin who was a very nice host!
About the Host, John
Hey there! I am an author and entrepreneur in tech, going back and forth between NYC and SF. I like friendly people, entrepreneurs, and everyone who likes to travel, do new things, and check out the awesomeness of New York. I am pretty clean and considerate, and like my roommates to have similar values. As a host, I am mostly not there ;) but if I am there, I mostly had a great time with my guests and normally end up doing stuff together. Always happy to show you around in Williamsburg and Bushwick. I love that today everyone can easily travel and see the world, and am happy that I can be part of it. I also love startups, and am very proud of Y-Combinator and Airbnb. Thanks guys.