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Hello visitor or traveler,
We are an official NYC Bed & Breakfast, under the name of "Bridge Seal" B&B! We are one block from Bedford Ave-- ideally located near the iconic Williamsburg Bridge (and the 1st Brooklyn stop on the J/M/Z Metro for easy and direct uptown & downtown Manhattan transit), for those wishing to spend days exploring the city and want an easy ride home :)
The ARTIST LOFT ROOM is best for single travelers, fun couples, and guests who need a place for their computers :) The room is our tucked-away, well-lit Northeast corner guest room in our relaxing, spacious, and welcoming 3 bedroom apartment. It is fully furnished with a lofted Queen size bed. The room also has a work desk, hanging closet, more than enough shelves and storage. I have custom built all the furniture and the loft. By some architectural design, it feels incredibly separated from the rest of the house-- as if you are in your own world.
•We provide your fresh towels and bed sheets.
•Newly installed light & sound blocking window drapery for the light sleepers and people suffering jet-lag.
•A fully stocked and super spacious kitchen!
•Every room has it’s own Air Conditioning and Heat
•An eclectic art collection to inspire you to experience some of the great NY arts scenes!
•Bedroom has secure keyed locks.
•Ground floor bicycle storage
•All the people who live in the building and neighborhood are really supportive and out-going!
•The streets are well-lit.
•All the people who live in the building and neighborhood are really supportive and out-going!
Breakfast is available for an additional $5 per guest, per day:
It is a continental breakfast (REALLY good coffee, breads, fruit, cereals & milk, anything you need to make a great start to the day). *Please request this in advance so that I can have things ready for you, upon your arrival.
**Early check-ins (before 2pm) and late check-outs (after 12 noon) must be arranged ahead of time and approved on a case by case situation. 95% of the time, it's fine.
Who WE are:
We Started Bridge Seal B&B in April of 2012. We wanted to create an arts-centric destination, by carefully curating our 3 bedroom apartment into a 2 unit Bed & Breakfast. We started slow and by the end of 2012, we have hosted over 300 travelers from all over the world.
Other than being an Bed & Breakfast host, I am a full-time visual artist. I create large-scale, colorful, abstract paintings. To learn more on my wesite, go here: (JsunLaliberte). My paintings seldom get installed at the house because of their size. I am also a 3rd generation ceramic artist. Much of the cups you will drink from have been made by me or my family! In a not-so-distant past, I was also a Sommelier at one of the best and most highly rated "farm-to-table" restaurants in Manhattan. True Hospitality and knowing how to make guests feel welcome are things I know so very well :)
My girlfriend, Kara, is a professional artist as well. Her website can be seen here: (KaraLRooney). Both of us have separate studio practices, so we can keep the mess out...! Kara is also a curator, art critic and an editor, so the art can change from time to time :)
We both do a lot of running, so if you are a runner, we have a lot of great routes for you to explore the city and neighborhoods with. Kara has been a long-time yogi. If you are into yoga, she has a lot of experience with several studios in the neighborhood and Manhattan.
We both have a wealth of overall knowledge of the neighborhood and the city!
Whether you are traveling partner, a couple on vacation, someone extending a business trip, or someone looking to host your family while they are visiting you-- we get you :)
During your stay, look forward to pleasant chat around the kitchen table. We can always help you find the best shops, the best food, the best art exhibitions, the best walks, the best cocktails, the quickest subway route, and best insider deals around!
We care about with whom we share our home . A good fit makes your stay amazing and our experience as hosts equally rewarding! We always give preference to civilized, pleasant and respectful people. We will not accept inquiries from partiers looking to pound beers at the kitchen table until 4am... We do our fair share of entertaining, but we keep it classy! ;)
More about the neighborhood:
The location is amazingly central to your NYC adventure! Blocks away from the Williamsburg happenings and 5-15 minutes to Manhattan. 10 mins to the Bedford L train. 5 mins to the Marcy J/M/Z train. 4 blocks from the East River Ferry landing. 2 blocks from the Williamsburg Bridge.
Whether by car, train, bike, foot, or boat, you're 10 minutes away from Manhattan!
Williamsburg, 20 years ago, used to be one of the roughest neighborhoods in all of New York. Then pioneering visual/audio/performing/experimental artists moved in and established a fringe community for over 25 years. Now, it’s the most sought-after real estate in all of the 5 boroughs.
Williamsburg is a Foodies Heaven! So many major Manhattan chefs either have or are looking to have an outpost here. There's Diner and Marlow & Sons next door, ISA, Peter Luger, Dressler, Fatty 'Cue, Pies ‘n Thighs, Aurora, & Miss Favela—all within 4 blocks!
Williamsburg is also well known for it's art scene. All the gallery listings can be seen on the WAGMAG website.
Shopping-- If you like to shop…you’re in BIG trouble here! The vintage/designer/hand-made clothing/accessories and furniture scene is probably the most explosive economic sector in the neighborhood! Second only to the fleets of haut-cuisine food trucks that flock to the parks & streets when the sun shines bright!!
If Dancing to the best world-music is your thing, Bembe is one of the BEST places in all of Brooklyn and it's conveniently across the street. (Best Caipirinhas in the city!!)
(This current rate reflects NY sales tax of 8.875% included. We have been hosting successfully and continuously since March of 2012. Having enjoyed our experience as hosts, we have stepped up and have become fully legitimate and registered with the state. We are also fully insured.)
Some Improvements we’ve been making!:
•The owner of D.O.C. Wine Shop, one block away, is a friend of mine and has been so great with our guests choosing the perfect wines to accompany your home-cooked meal or choosing some inexpensive bubbles to pre-game your night on the town ☺ We’re currently working out a discount program to offer our guests a discount on bottles of wine…!
•We are also currently working with Landmark Bicycles (2 Blocks away) to establish a solid discount for our guests to have access to affordable bike rentals during their stay! Currently, they offer their shiny new bikes as rentals for $35/day or $105/week, but we’re working on getting that reduced…!!!! ☺
All together, everyone here is pretty awesome! Every person who's ever stayed here has left with an amazing fondness for 78 South 6th street!
All the best and we hope to meet you soon,
Jsun & Kara
Jsun and Kara are great!! The location perfect. And The house clean, warm and The kitchen full equipment to cook. I spent fantastics days at their place!
I absolutely loved staying with Jsun & Kara in their fantastic apartment. They are friendly and warm people who were happy to chat with me and give some great tips on the neighbourhood. It was really well located, being a short walk from the Marcy Avenue subway, and a few blocks away from the best parts of trendy Williamsburg along Bedford Avenue. The room is awesome & very comfortable. If I am back in NYC, I know where to stay! Thanks again.
We had a great stay at Jsuns appartment. Everything was organized very well. Our room was small but cozy and warm and the bed was really comfortable. The location is in a beautiful neighborhood with a lots of restaurants and bars.
Jsun is a really great host and an inspiring person. I really felt relaxed being there, the bed is comfy and the heating does a great job (I had a dreadful cold and had to stay in bed all day so I know what I am writing about). However, bring ear plugs, despite well-insulated windows you can hear the traffic of the bridge.
Jsun & Kara were excellent hosts giving lots of specific information about New York and especially events of visual arts. We found many interesting shows trough this knowledge. We enjoyed of many intelligent and funny discussions in the house. House was clean and cozy, kitchen especially very nice for cooking. Location is great and it's really nice to walk to Manhattan over the beautiful Williamsbourg bridge. Thanks a lot guys!
Also I was in the flat only at night (too much to see in NY), I enjoyed the time at Jsun's place very much.
When we had a little talk in the minutes before I went to bed, he gave me tips for Williamsburg and Manhatten.
The room was small but great for me. Old building, reminds me of Kreuzberg. Comfortable mattress.
Very nice experience, clean and cozy house and room, very hot shower. Good position to visit the city, and most of all, Kara and Jsun are perfect hosts!!!
We spent wonderful 4 days in Williamsburg, and Jsun's apartment was a big reason for why we enjoyed it so much. It is charming and warm, we felt cozy and at home right from the beginning. You can clearly see the love he put into this beautiful place, and the rooms are just incredibly warm (temperature and feeling wise) and comfortable. The blue of the blue room just makes you feel good right away, independent of what weather there is out there in wintery New York!
The greatest thing is that the moment you walk out you're in the middle of the hip neighborhood with all its restaurants, bars, stores and beautiful little corners around Bedford Avenue to discover. Williamsburg is such an exciting place to discover on its own, at the same time, it is only a few subway minutes away from bustling Manhattan!
Jsun was a wonderful and helpful host and friend! He was very communicative and gave very clear directions for how to get into the apartment. We enjoyed his welcoming generosity! He was here for all sorts of questions, and we learned from him how Williamsburg was before there were pharmacies. He makes you immediately part of the apartment, and at the same time, he gives you a lot of privacy and space. I only wish we could have had the time to play Backgammon together, as he has such a beautiful backgammon set!
I definitely recommend this place if you want to have a great time in New York.
My friends and I had a wonderful time staying at Jsun's beautiful home in Williamsburg. It was an inspiring space to be in and the location couldn't have been better. Jsun and his girlfriend were lovely hosts and had great recommendations for us. One of the highlights of our trip was when he took us on a run along the Williamsburg bridge one morning. I am thrilled to have met Jsun and hope to stay with him again during my next visit.