About this listing
Our spacious apartment has high ceilings, lots of light and wide views over the city. Located in a historic Brooklyn building, it is one block from the subway (25-30 min to Manhattan) and close to Prospect Park.
This is a spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment on the 7th floor of a prewar building. It was totally renovated in 2011, but we preserved the 1920's detailing. It has high ceilings, lots of light and great sunsets, and views (some more distant than others!) of the Verrazano Bridge, Greenwood Cemetery, Prospect Park, the Empire State building, and even a peek at the new 1 World Trade Center. This is a place where you can relax and have space, not just a place to sleep.
We really love our building, which used to be a residential hotel (rumor has it that some of the Brooklyn Dodgers stayed here). The 9-story building is conveniently located on the same block as the B and Q (express) trains, 2 stops from 7th Avenue station in Park Slope and 5 stops (25 min +/-) into Manhattan, with great views of the Brooklyn Bridge as you cross into the "other" borough.
Beautiful Prospect Park ("Brooklyn's Central Park") is two blocks away, with a lake, running and biking paths, and plenty of green places to explore, as well as the new Lakeside ice and roller skating rink and "splash pad" for kids. Two blocks away are Church and Flatbush Avenues, with many places to buy produce and delicious food. Ditmas Park -- with lots of great restaurants, coffeeshops, bars, live music and a farmer's market -- is a 15-minute walk through tree-lined Victorian Flatbush. Also within walking or short subway- or bike-ride distance are the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Central Library and Saturday Farmer's (email hidden) Plaza, and the new Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.
The apartment had one bedroom with a queen-sized bed. In the hot months, there are two window air conditioners and a window fan installed. With those, plus the living room ceiling fan and a floor fan, the apartment stays quite comfortable.
Clean linens and towels are provided. Free use of the wireless internet, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, and the washer/dryer. We have a cat, whose presence at the apartment is negotiable.
Though there are two elevators in the building, unfortunately our place is not wheelchair accessible. This includes the shower -- located in a deeper-than-average cast iron bathtub.
We look forward to hearing from you!
We love our neighborhood, which has a lot of history and the great energy of people from all over the world. You can walk from here to the park in a few minutes, eat or drink at a great bar or restaurant, sample which is your favorite Caribbean curry chicken roti, take a subway to the beach or nearby museums, or check out the surrounding neighborhoods, each with its own particular beat. We're close to Manhattan but we rarely go there, so much to do here!
We are one block away from the B/Q train - about 25 minutes to Manhattan, 10 minutes to downtown Brooklyn and Park Slope.
And in the other direction, B/Q takes 40 minutes to get to the ocean at Brighton Beach.
- Smoking only outside of the building
- We'd be glad to point you toward local shops where you can rent bikes; our bikes are unfortunately not available to use
- Please take all shoes off at the door whenever possible -- heels and boots are particularly noisy for our downstairs neighbors, so please don't wear them inside the apartment
- Please do not have any packages delivered to you before, during, or after your stay; if urgent, please get in touch with us to discuss first
- If you're not sure about anything or have any questions or concerns, please text or call
- We appreciate your keeping the place as you found it; please make yourself comfortable and let us know if we can help with anything!
The living room (with TV and record player hiding). New couch since this photo but you get the idea!
The hosts were prompt and thorough; they seem to have this thing down. The apartment was gorgeous and bright and expansive. Everything was clean and tidy. The location is very convenient to public transit and local restaurants. No complaints at all- it's been one of my very best, smoothest Airbnb experiences.
Very homey feel. Loved the books and the record player! Great ethnically diverse neighborhood blocks away from Prospect Park. We had a blast!
We were so pleased to have the opportunity to stay at this wonderful Brooklyn apartment. It is just as pictured - spotlessly clean, very spacious, homey and welcoming. The location was perfect for us, as we have been to New York city many times but this time wanted to experience Brooklyn. The neighborhood streets are beautiful, tree lined, and the proximity to beautiful Prospect Park is just perfect. The subway is just steps away, with easy access to Manhattan. There are plenty of grocery stores, drug stores, and other businesses within a few minutes walk. Brendan and Miriam were wonderful hosts, providing detailed information about the area, and making sure that we had everything that we needed. They made themselves available by phone and text during our stay. The only downside to this apartment is the subway noise. I had read other reviews saying that the subway track that is right below the master bedroom window is frequent and loud, but I had hoped that it was not a big deal. We did find that the subway was... very loud... even with all windows closed and the air conditioners running. Some days it seemed louder than others for some reason. I don't have sleep issues so despite the noise I was able to sleep through it, but unfortunately my wife is not a great sleeper and this was a real problem for her. If you are not concerned with subway noise, then this is the place for you!
Brendan and Miriam were out of town and we had the whole huge,beautiful place to ourselves. We had been there just a few hours and Brendan called to check on us. The place was perfect and perfectly clean.
EXCELLENT location, BEAUTIFUL apartment, really wonderful hosts! We literally could not have picked a better place to stay in Brooklyn. It was fantastic, I would highly recommend to anyone coming to the NY area.
Brendan and Miriam were extremely easy to work with. They have a great place, artistic and homey at the same time. The neighborhood they live in is not the sterilized New York of morning TV. Instead it is one in which to launch off in any direction is to understand why New York is a collection of fascinating and distinctive neighborhoods. Strongly recommended.
Our family of 4 had a comfortable stay for 3 nights in this authentic Brooklyn apartment. There are a lot of great things about this apartment: it's huge, spotlessly clean, great natural light, comfortable, nicely fitted out, with easy access to Manhattan.
It is, however, quite noisy (trains, hissing hot water heater), tricky for parking, and in a slightly sketchy neighbourhood.
Miriam and Brendan were great to deal with and always prompt and courteous in their correspondence.
Overall, it was great value for an authentic NY experience.
This host has 5 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Brendan/Miriam
Hello there! We live and work most of the time in Brooklyn, and love using airbnb for our own travel and showing other travelers what we love about New York. We're both in the nonprofit world, in affordable housing (with an immigrant financial services tech startup on the side) and in workforce development. We'll tell you more about ourselves when we meet you, hopefully over a cup of your favorite beverage.