About this listing
1 bedroom apartment with huge decked garden, 3 blocks from the Lorimer stop on the L train. Sofabed with inflatable topper in the living room sleeps another 2. Gas BBQ, chaise lounges and outdoor seating for al fresco meals.
The apartment is in a recently renovated 1890's wood frame row house 3 blocks from the Lorimer stop on the L subway train, a 5 minute ride into Manhattan. While close to great restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops and super-hipster Williamsburg shopping, the house is on a very quiet, tree lined street with a garden, giving one a feeling of being in the country, just a few minutes from the heart of NYC.
Both the living room and bedroom open out onto the garden.
-1 bedroom: 1 x king bed plus 1 queen sofa-bed in the livingroom (sleeps up to 4)
-full kitchen with granite counter tops, fully outfitted kitchen with stainless steel appliances; 6 burner gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator, toaster and french press and Keurig coffee makers. Kitchen generally stocked with milk, butter, coffee, tea, bread, eggs, basic cooking essentials and something sweet or for snacking.
-dining table seats 6
-2 outdoor decks with seating for 4, and two chaise lounges and a gas grill
-high speed wireless internet
-2 x HD TVs with cable (HBO etc..) - 45 Inch flat screen TV in living room and 40 inch flat screen in one bedroom. Living room TV is an internet TVs (Sony Smart TV).
-sunny, lots of light
-closets with space for hanging and drawers
-located 3 blocks from Lorimer stop on the L and G trains, minutes from Manhattan
-full size washer/dryer, iron, ironing board
-hair dryer, basic amenities (soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, cleaning supplies)
-central air conditioning
-parking generally available on the street (alternate side of the street parking 1 day a week)
-Walking distance to pharmacy, restaurants, grocery store and Bedford Street shops in Williamsburg.
-Citibike bicycle rental station on the block.
Guest have private access to a large garden with two decks; upper deck has 2 chaise lounges and a dining table and 4 chairs. Lower deck has a gas BBQ grill.
Depending on the length of the guest's stay, we will need to arrange to get access to the garden to do weekly maintenance. This will be done at the guest's convenience and usually takes about an hour or less.
Interaction with Guests
Guest retrieve keys in a lock box left in the mailbox so that there is no coordinating necessary upon arrival and departure. If guests need directions or help within the apartment, they need only to contact us by phone/text/email and we will come over to assist.
Williamsburg is an influential hub for indie rock, hipster culture, and the local art community. The neighborhood is being redefined by a growing population and the rapid development of housing and retail space particularly catered to a wealthy population that has been historically foreign to the neighborhood. The specific area we are in was historically Italian and you will still find great Italian bakeries and restaurants scattered around the neighborhood and on weekends, super-popular Smorgasburg (foodie heaven) and the Brooklyn Flea market are a must-see. A significant component of the Italian community on the North Side were immigrants from the city of Nola near Naples. Residents of Nola every summer celebrate the "Festa dei Gigli" (feast of lilies) in honor of St. Paulinus of Nola, who was bishop of Nola in the fifth century. The immigrants brought the traditions of the feast with them. For two weeks every summer, the streets surrounding Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, located on Havemeyer and North 8th Streets, are dedicated to a celebration of Italian culture.
The first artists moved to Williamsburg in the 1970s, drawn by the low rents, large spaces available and convenient transportation, one subway stop from Manhattan. This continued through the 1980s and increased significantly in the 1990s as earlier destinations such as SoHo and the East Village became gentrified. The community was small at first, but by 1996 Williamsburg had accumulated an artist population of about 3,000. Art galleries in the area include the Front Room Gallery. Williamsburg and Greenpoint are served by a monthly galleries listings magazine, wagmag. Theater is also represented by indie theater spaces such as The Brick Theater and The Charlie Pineapple Theater.Williamsburg has become a notable home for live music and an incubator for new bands.
My house is 3 blocks from the Lorimer stop on the L train, which goes into Manhattan. The Lorimer stop is the second stop in Brooklyn on the L. You can be in Manhattan within 5-10 minutes from the Lorimer Street stop. The G train, which travels throughout Brooklyn, also stops at Lorimer/Metropolitan Avenue.
In general, Williamsburg is served by 3 subway lines: the BMT Canarsie Line (L train) on the north, the BMT Jamaica Line (J M Z trains) on the south, and the IND Crosstown Line (G train) on the east. The Williamsburg Bridge crosses the East River to the Lower East Side. Williamsburg is also served by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Several bus routes, including the B24, B32, B39, B44, B44 SBS, B46, B60, and Q54 terminate at the Williamsburg Bridge/Washington Plaza. Other bus lines that run through the neighborhood are the B43, B48, B62, B67, and Q59.
North Williamsburg is served by the East River Ferry to 34th Street and the Wall Street area, leaving every 20 minutes during rush hour and every hour during the rest of the day.
Other Things to Note
The garden requires regular maintenance (watering, weeding, trimming, cleaning) so depending on the length of the guest's stay, we will need to arrange to get access to the garden to do basic maintenance to keep it looking its best (depending on the season). This will be done at the guest's convenience and usually takes about an hour or less. This is necessary more in the summer and fall and little to none in the winter.
-No loud parties please, this is a rather quiet neighborhood
-No smoking indoors, but we have a big deck outside if you are smokers
-For longer stays, thorough cleaning by cleaning lady available @ $80/per cleaning. Just let us know what day/time you would like to schedule the apartment to be cleaned and we will arrange it. Cleaning using takes about 4-5 hours and includes laundering linens and towels, washing the dishes, cleaning the bathroom, floors, deck, dusting, etc..
-Please lock the front doors upon entering and leaving.
-If you damage anything, please let us know so we can assess and repair/replace.
-While the floors are hardwood, they tend to scratch or dent pretty easily. We suggest removing shoes in the house (keeps things cleaner also) and not dragging furniture across the floors.