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Only one stop from Manhattan at half the price of Manhattan luxury!
We are only 4 blocks (5 minutes walk) from Atlantic-Barclays station, the biggest subway transfer station in Brooklyn, and second 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. Stangest 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. ...no, 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. ...at least they think they are.)
Guggenheim Museum 50 min (Another of the famous museums in New York. I can't get you in this one free, 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 me 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
This was my 2nd stay with Jenny and Chris. They are very friendly hosts--always eager to help (tips on cabs, restaurants) but at the same time are not intrusive at all. The location of their place is very convenient, just a few blocks away from the Atlantic Ave. subway station, and easy walking distance to many great Brooklyn neighborhoods (Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill).
When I'm back in Brooklyn, I'll try to book with Chris and Jenny again.
My girlfriend and I spent a long weekend at Jenny & Chris' while looking for a neighborhood for our upcoming move to NYC. The apartment is beautiful, very well kept and we felt at home right away, Chris was also very helpful in helping us find our way - thank you so much, we look forward to coming back soon!
Absolutely friendly and accommodating hosts. The room was clean and comfort, and also great to have a private bathroom. It is near to the subway station, which quite convenient for us to get to any place in New York City. I certainly recommend this place.
I highly recommend this place. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. As for the apartment, it's very clean, very nicely laid out and has all the amenities you would want. It's in a perfect location for those who would love to experience NY outside of Manhattan. Brooklyn is a great area to explore. Having said that it's very easy to get into Manhattan from here. I would certainly look to stay again
Jenny & Chris where extremely accommodating during my visit. The room was super clean, spacious and quiet. Having the bathroom to myself was also perfect.
I would recommend staying with Jenny & Chris to anyone and hopefully we be able to stay again soon.
Wonderful place to stay. Jenny and Chris are excellent hosts. They provide a very clean and comfortable room along with your own bathroom. I am looking forward to future stays with them.
Very good hosts and very good accommodation to visit New York, well located ... no nothing to say just I recommend that
The place was very clean and welcoming, just as in the pictures. Location very close to a big subway station for easy access to the rest of the city. Chris and Jenny were great hosts and were very helpful when it came to finding my way around the city. In the four days I stayed there I barely saw them, and they encourage you to use the place like it were your own home so it really does feel like it's practically your own apartment. I would definitely stay here again on future trips to the city. Highly recommended.
Our stay in Jenny & Chris´ place was overall a great experience. The place was roomy, with a lot of places to hang out (rooftop, dining room, bedroom); the appt. was cozy, clean and very nice. There is a reserved area to store food in the freezer and pantry. Chris and Jenny were always available to answer questions and provide good advise; they have an extra SIM card for your IPhone to use locally, also they gave us Citypass tickets left from the last guest. Jenny gave us fresh towels in the middle of our stay (9 days), and Chris won the Extra Mile award for helping us catch a cab and carry part of our luggage (the NY Marathon was blocking the main street). As informed by our hosts, the neighbourhood has its not-so-touristy zones, but we walked all around it and never had a problem. Just stick to the areas advised by the hosts. Great location for subway, small shops and even a shopping area.
Chris and Jenny were friendly and helpfull hosts. Their house was nicely decorated and looks as in the picture. The house was clean and quiet. Even they live in the house themselves, we did not see them very much. A big subwaystation is very close, so we had easy acces to all places. This is a place I would stay again if being in NY.