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This is a very unique, historic space right on the East River! Available for only a short time until the antique store re-opens; the space has been emptied and converted into a comfortable apartment while still retaining the charm of the boutique.
The Storefront is a lovely & light-filled space on the ground floor of a waterfront rowhouse with a big private garden in Brooklyn's booming Greenpoint Historic District, on the riverfront just north of bustling Williamsburg. Walk to the Bedford "L" subway stop, or just a few blocks to the Greenpoint "G" stop. East River Ferry service (with multiple stops in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens) is 2 blocks from the building, on the India Street waterfront, and many bus lines cross through the area as well. Plenty of restaurants, bars, boutiques, cafes, galleries, banks, gyms, etc all within blocks.
800 completely open interior square feet. This building was a loving & complete gut job from top to bottom, with all new electric and plumbing, but every effort was made to bring historical detailing back to this late 1800s commercial space. The Storefront features beautiful salvaged wood floors and a fantastic mid-1800s tin ceiling that was brought in from an old schoolhouse! You will find a cozy living area, a comfortable Queen-sized bed, a dining area with a basic kitchen (electric 2-burner cooktop, sink & refrigerator), a separate lavatory and an open-space clawfoot tub. (Note: a handshower attachment & hand-made copper ring enclosure have been installed, will update photos ASAP!) You'll also have exclusive use of the 1200 sq ft lovely landscaped garden, a true luxury in the city! WiFi access. There is a window A/C unit and an efficient ceiling fan, and there's generally a nice breeze off the river, too. There is no television in this rental, because you have better things to do here in NYC!
Commercial & residential dead-end street, terminating at Transmitter Park on the East River. Please be aware that this street is both commercial & residential; while the noise level is normal for NYC, this is not a "silent" apartment.
Privacy & comfort await!
*please note: you will have exclusive use of the garden during your visit... depending on the length of your stay, you'll likely be asked to water the plants when the weather is warm... :-)
I have a few listings available in this wonderful neighborhood, if you click on my profile you can check them all out.
Thanks for looking, and we look forward to hosting you in fantastic Greenpoint!
My wife and i took a much needed weekend get-away for her 30th birthday and totally loved this little place! Maya was great at getting back via text and answering any questions we had. We look forward to coming back or maybe trying out one of Maya's other properties. Cheers!
Lovely place. Particularly cold winter meant that I had to bundle a bit inside. The place was exactly as described and great for what I needed. Restaurants right next door meant an easy dinner and delicious breakfast. Looking forward to a stay during warmer temperatures to enjoy the beautiful garden.
We had a wonderful stay at the storefront! It is a spacious, beautiful space with lots of character. Maya was very friendly and easy to communicate with. The area is great. Lots of cute shops and restaurants. We will definitely come back!
This place is amazing! We wanted to move in. Despite having lived in Greenpoint for a few years, this was still an entirely unique experience. It feels as if you are sleeping in an antique store. Without question this place is situated in the best part of GP, feet from the waterfront pier and blocks from great food. Also, if you happen to be driving, this is one of the few sections of town where you can still find street parking without much effort. Some others have complained about the shower, it's really not bad at all. A few things to note: you wont be making any real meals here as there is only a hot plate, but as already stated, there is plenty of great food options locally like Ms Kims and Brooklyn Label. At night, it can get a bit loud as patrons of the bar next door yap unknowing you are listening to their drunken rambles, but it's relatively mellow. There are way worse bars you could be next to in Brooklyn. We certainly plan to go back. Maya was a great host, while we never met her, she was always quick to reply and accommodate.
I'm stayed at Maya's storefront twice now and it's like winning the AirBnB lottery. It's beautiful inside, the back garden is lovely, the location right by the commuter park and a whole host of great Greenpoint restaurants and bars is perfect. Really perfect and uplifting.
The location is really nice, plenty of good bars and restaurants nearby. Getting to the apartment and getting inside was very easy due to Maya's very good instructions. The towels were dirty or just old though, and there was no hairdryer. When I wrote to Maya about that she didn't reply...
I was on the road without computer access during Dmitriy's stay but made sure that he had my cell # in case he had any questions; I never heard from him. I care very much about my guests -- and most certainly provide them with clean linens! -- as my 300+ positive reviews will attest :-)
This place is fantastic and so unique! I highly recommend it. The photos speak for themselves. It's quite convenient--a 5 min walk to the subway (although you do have to switch lines to get to Manhattan), coffee shop 3 doors down, mind-blowing pizza at Paulie Gee's less than a block away. Maya was very friendly and responsive, check in and check out couldn't have been easier. The only things to be aware of about this place are the shower (it's in the main room and has only a handheld shower head) and the noise level. There's a bar next door and people will sit on your front steps to smoke and talk. Plus, there are trucks coming and going to/from the shops right across the street. We also had a trumpet solo at 7 AM one morning! I felt like these things just added to the character of our stay here, but if you're sensitive to noise, bring earplugs!
Maya is an excellent host! She is so friendly and helpful and responded quickly to all the questions we had. The storefront is so beautiful, we felt immediately at home. Lots of space, great bed (for 2), lovely kitchen, etc. Location is perfect if you want to be close to Manhatten but not staying in the buzz. The East River Ferry is only a short walk away and so convenient to travel to Manhatten. The Metro is also only a couple of minutes away. Maya provided a great map of Greenpoint with all the hotspots on it. Check out the Ovenly Bakery just a couple of steps next to the storefront! The restaurant next door also has some good meals. The place is great for people who want to get the most out of their trip to New York! We surely did! Thanks so much, Maya.
The place is gorgeous and spacious and very well situated with great bars and restaurants in walking distance. Because it's so open and spacious and light, you might want to bring an eye mask if you want to sleep in. Ear plugs not a bad idea too as the street noise drifts in at all hours. Overall, it was clean and comfortable with everything we needed.
Maya was friendly, accommodating and flexible with our arrival and departure times. The storefront is charming and very lovely. As other guests have mentioned, earplugs are a must.