Penthouse: private room/bath w view

Apartment - Private room · Warren St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
Jenny & Chris
Your host, Jenny & Chris
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New York City luxury only one stop from Manhattan at half the price of Manhattan!
We are only 4 blocks (5 minutes walk) from Atlantic-Barclays station, the biggest subway transfer station in Brooklyn, and second in convenience only to the 42nd street Times Square station. Atlantic-Barclays station serves the following lines:
- 2 train
- 3 train
- 4 train
- 5 train
- B train
- D train
- N train
- Q train
- R train
- Long Island Rail Road

Food & Drink:
(Click the "Maps" tab above to see specific food & drink locations)
The neighborhood is one of the restaurant centers of Brooklyn and offers
- at least 8 French restaurants
- 2 beer gardens
- 9 Japanese restaurants
- 6 Thai restaurants
- a Swedish restaurant
- 2 fish & chips shops
- an Israeli restaurant
- an Australian restaurant
- many amazing coffee shops
- 5 authentic New York pizza places
- tons of bars (many with outdoor seating)
- 6 New York bagel shops
- 2 grocery stores
- plenty of shopping (luxury designers, department stores, discount clothing, souvenirs, etc)


- You won't find a more spacious place at this price - 1500 square foot (140 sq meter) duplex penthouse
- Feels like a home
- Elevator building
- Private bedroom with queen bed and large closet
- Private bathroom (with clean towels, soap, shampoo, hairdryer, etc)
- Full-sized, fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances and high-quality kitchenware
- Large dining room
- FREE Turbo Internet access
- Balcony & rooftop access (with views of Manhattan & the Empire State Building & the World Trade Center)
- Plenty of free street parking
- Iron & ironing board in room
- 2 guest umbrellas so you don't have to buy them when it rains
- Fan and air conditioner (June-September)
- Apartment will be PROFESSIONALLY cleaned before and after your stay (no extra charge!)

We are a friendly couple working in finance and in technology who want you to enjoy your stay in New York City. We keep everything immaculately clean for our guests and we supply clean sheets and towels along with toiletries such as soap and shampoo. We check text messages, phone calls and emails constantly so getting in touch with us is never a problem.

Here is what we recommend if you come to NYC (in order of proximity to our apartment).

Park Slope 0 min (restaurant capital of Brooklyn, and entrance to Prospect Park - the other Central Park)

Cobble Hill 5 min (nightlife and restaurant neighborhood replete with a fantastic French bistro that will make you forget you're in North America. From here you may as well walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to get to Manhattan.)

DUMBO 15 min (This is where you go to get that iconic view of the Brooklyn Bridge with lower Manhattan in the background. It's also quite a nice place to stroll, and get some ice cream from an old lighthouse. You can take the water taxi from here to Manhattan. All you photography buffs will love the cobblestone streets and beautiful old buildings.)

Chinatown 15 min (Take the subway one stop over the Manhattan Bridge, and feel like you've been transported to Beijing. This place is almost more authentically Chinese than the real Beijing! We have LOADS of recommendations for places to eat and things to see here. Just ask.)

Little Italy 15 min (This neighborhood is quite small, and purely a tourist trap. Sleazy maitre d's trying to grab you and charm you into their over-priced restaurants nonstop. However, if you find yourself there on a weekend when they've closed the streets to cars, it can be a nice stroll.)

Battery Park/Wall Street 15 min (This is the easiest way to see the Statue of Liberty. It's also a very nice park with loads of things going on and of course plenty of street entertainers. Just ups a few blocks from Battery Park is Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.)

Brooklyn Bridge 15 min (this is one of those sites that people who have a 3 hour layover at JFK will make their way into the city just to get a picture of - even in the middle of the night. It's beautiful, and a really nice walk. The old boardwalk runs down the middle of the bridge and is elevated above the traffic so all you see are the suspension cables, and views of Manhattan. Highly recommended.)

SoHo 20 min (If you love shopping, and expensive designer brands, you'll love SoHo. Some of its streets are really nice cobble stone streets, and you're sure to spot more than a few models. You may even see a famous star - this is one of the trendiest, most expensive places in the city.)

Ground Zero 20 min (Be forewarned, you need to book tickets to get into the park. It's still largely a construction site. If you don't have tickets you can visit the local firehouses for mega tributes to the fallen heroes of 911. Strangest site to see near here? The McDonald's with a full-time pianist playing you tunes - weird.)

Times Square 30 min (Another place everyone wants to see. You can see it during the day and it's impressive, but at night is when it's most impressive. If you want to splurge, go to the New York's only revolving restaurant at the Marriott Times Square. If you're keen on seeing a Broadway show, you should wait in the long line at TKTS to get great prices.)

The Village (West Village & Greenwich Village) 30 min (No longer the bohemian enclave it once was, but still definitely one of the biggest gay neighborhoods, and very much a student drinking spot, this is a charming place to stroll around or get brunch on the weekend. Very nearby is Washington Square, which is worth walking to to see street performers and NYU students.)

East Village 30 min (The highlight of the East Village for travelers has got to be Saint Marks Place - a street between 7th st and 9th st that is jam-packed with bars and cool restaurants. This is where some of the youngest New Yorkers and students go at night. There is a strong Japanese presence here, with tons of Japanese restaurants and shops.)

Bryant Park 30 min (A really great place to chill out in the summer or go ice skating/shopping in the winter. Bring a book in the summer and people watch for hours.)

Grand Central Station 35 min (This is the most gorgeous train station in New York. Penn Station and others used to be beautiful too, but were torn down in favor of modernization.)

Broadway Shows 35 min (There are so many great shows to choose from, but as mentioned before, if you want great prices you need to be able to spare at least an hour to wait in line at the TKTS booth. The main one is in Times Square, but you can also try the one in Brooklyn. If you don't buy through TKTS ticket prices usually start at $60 for some shows and $120 for other shows. FYI, The Book of Mormon is the hottest show on Broadway right now.)

Rockefeller Center 35 min (This place is really special in the winter when the ice skating rink and Christmas tree are set up, but it's still fun to people watch all year round. Come early in the morning and see the Today show taping. Often they have famous musicians give a free concert during the show, and usually you can get on TV as the camera pans the crowd.)

5th Ave 35 min (Also known as "the most expensive street in the world", it's certainly the shopping Mecca of the world. Every designer brand in the world that wants to be taken seriously has its flagship store on 5th Avenue. It's fun to walk by these over-the-top shops and amazing architecture. Along the way you can see New York's oldest church, the most famous Apple Store in the world, and the one and only FAO Swartz.)

MoMa 35 min (One of the great museums in New York, and one of the greatest modern art museums in the world.)

United Nations 40 min (Play a game of Risk with Ban Ki-moon and or help fold mosquito netting in the General Assembly Hall., you won't get to do that, but you will get to visit the General Assembly Hall. It's $16, but when else in your life will you get the chance?)

Central Park 40 min (This is the quintessential New York park. It may even be the perfect city park. No matter how many times you go, there is always some new bridge, or path, or field, or volleyball/tennis courts you never noticed. It's so relaxing. Just don't get tricked into hiring one of those nasty horse and buggies at the entrance to the park. Walk or bike like everyone else and you'll enjoy it more.)

Williamsburg 40 min (Hipster heaven. Also a thriving art, indie rock, and alternative lifestyle scene. It's all along Bedford Avenue and isn't too big, but it's worth checking out if you've seen enough of Manhattan and want to see the stereotypical "Brooklyn." Don't be offended if everyone's rude to you - they're just better than you, that's all. least they think they are.)

Guggenheim Museum 50 min (Another of the famous museums in New York. You can’t get into in this one free (unless you’re a Bank of America card holder), but if you do decide to go, not only will you see world-class art, but you'll be in one of the coolest buildings in New York. Numerous movies have been filmed here.)

The Met (aka Metropolitan Museum of Art) 50 min (New York's preeminent museum, you could spend 238 days in here if you looked at each piece of art for just 3 seconds!! It's one of the largest museums in the world. And the price is whatever you want it to be. Pretty cool, eh?)

Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty 60 min (The Statue of Liberty is one of those sites you have to see, and now that they are allowing people back in her crown, you should definitely choose that option. Wake up early, and be first in line because otherwise you'll be waiting up to 3 hours inside a tiny space behind all the other tourists who got there before you. The real highlight for us is Ellis Island. It's an amazing story and deeply moving for those who care about history and the story of America.)


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- Jenny & Chris

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Me and my brother had an amazing stay at Jenny & Chris's place. Best view from the room/terrace/rooftop (much nicer than being downtown Manhatten!!), big room with AC which helped coping with the high temperatures, clean and well-equiped bathroom, possibility to use the kitchen & dining space. We really felt at home right from the beginning! Jenny & Chris also gave us directions and recommendations for Brooklyn and NY. Perfectly located in a safe area, close to the Barclays Center & subway and a lot of nice bars/restaurants. Highly recommended!

    July 2014
  • Jenny and Chris are great hosts! Their apartment is beautiful, clean and comfortable. One lovely touch: fresh flowers. Another much appreciated feature: good coffee.

    The apartment is in a great neighborhood. It's close to the subway, two blocks from our kids' apartment, Gorilla coffee, our granddaughters school, and close to several wonderful restaurants.

    You can bet we'll be making a return visit!

    June 2014
  • Chris and Jenny's apartment was the perfect spot for our 7 days in NYC. The bed is comfy, good aircon and the place is spotless. The subways are easy especially with the app Chris suggested and I appreciated the relaxed pace of Brooklyn after the manhattan rush. The local restaurants we tried were great all walking distance. Thanks guys for making us feel so welcome

    June 2014
  • The listing was completely accurate. Jenny and Chris are generous hosts with a nice apartment in a convenient location for getting around Brooklyn and Manhattan. My husband and I had a good time and a safe and comfortable place to rest.

    June 2014
  • Cozy room in a lovely penthouse apartment, on a quiet street in a relaxed part of Brooklyn full of gorgeous brownstones, fun shops and restaurants.

    We found Chris and Jenny's location to be incredibly handy for accessing different parts of NYC, Barclays Center being a major metro station and only a short walk away.

    The accommodations were comfortable and welcoming. Having your own room and bathroom makes it relaxing as you feel you can come and go when you like without being a bother. The bed was comfortable, we had an AC, a fan, an ironing board and closet for our hanging items. The view from the dining room balcony is cool - Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn landmarks.

    We didn't have the opportunity to meet Chris but corresponded prior to our arrival. We appreciated his responses to our several questions. We had a nice chat with Jenny on our arrival and departure. She was gracious and welcomed us to whatever we might need in the kitchen including room in the fridge, use of appliances, dishes and so on. She let us know we could come and go as we liked and despite some late nights we did not disturb them since we had our own space. She had helpful suggestions on places of interest in town and in the neighborhood. Having traveled themselves it seems they know the core of what your average person likes to feel welcome in a new place. That's not to say every tiny need, wish or whim is fulfilled but enough is provided that you can have your own adventure filling in the little personal details that make your trip your trip. I think that's what it's all about.

    June 2014
  • Great location close to the subway. Very nice host and hostess with great communication. The room was small but very clean, very nice, and very comfortable. I would stay here again without hesitation.

    May 2014
  • The location is great! Accessible to lots of places via subway. The hosts are very friendly too. Would stay there again if visiting NYC. Thanks for a great stay!

    May 2014
  • Goede locatie in Broomlyn met uitzicht op Manhattan en prima bereikbaarheid met de Metro naar alle locaties in New York. De toch wat kleine kamer met daarin een queensize bed en twee nachtkastjes is daarmee sober ingericht. Op de kamer geen ruimte voor stoelen of TV. De naastliggende badkamer voldeed in voldoende mate. Op de eerste verdieping bevindt zich een royale keuken en eethoek waarvan, gedeeld, gebruik gemaakt kan worden. Chris en Jenny zijn een vriendelijk stel dat wel wat op de achtergrond blijft. Ze zijn niet veel thuis maar wel zeer goed bereikbaar en behulpzaam indien nodig.

    May 2014
  • My third time at Jenny & Chris's place--I think that basically says it all. This time, they were out of town when I arrived at their place, and they just sent me the key ahead of time via mail so I could get in before they came home.

    So great to know you have a place somewhere you travel frequently that feels like a home away from home! I'll be back again this summer, if they aren't booked up for my next trip to NYC.

    April 2014
  • The apartment is in a great location, loved all the choice of restaurants, bars and shops within easy reach. It has a fabulous view of lower Manhattan and The Empire State Building. I wish the weather had been warmer because it would have been great to sit on the balcony or the roof-terrace, they seemed such a pleasant tranquil spot in the busyness of the city. It was great to have access as and when we pleased, no hassles and we felt very much at home here. We had everything we needed to make our stay very pleasant and I could have happily stayed for longer.

    April 2014
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English, 中文
Harvard University and Göteborgs Universitet
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Before Jenny moved to NYC, she went to school in Sweden, and worked in Amsterdam, London, and Hong Kong. Before Chris moved to NYC, he lived for a brief stint in Canada's capital, Ottawa, Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, and then for over 3 years in Tokyo and Beijing. We can now be found in New York's coolest borough, Brooklyn.
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