About This Listing
Enjoy a private room with a comfy double bed, papasan and ottoman and ample closet space.
The apartment has 9' ceilings, stainless steel appliances, lots of natural light and leather couches.
The kitchen is well-equipped. You'll find nonstick pots and pans, chef's, paring and bread knives, a toaster, blender, mixer, gas stove and dishwasher.
Not pictured (but since added) are blackout blinds, ensuring you get a good night's sleep, long after the sun has risen for the day and a window air conditioner to keep you cool on hot summer nights.
There's a terrific library, and you can read through (but not check out) everything from Tom Clancy novels to George Lakoff on language, Michael Pollan on food and Robin Williams on design.
You have a large (11x13), bright room to yourself.
You'll share the kitchen, living room and bathroom with a thirtysomething technologist and a friendly blue heeler (who naps most of the time).
Interaction with Guests
I'm happy to recommend restaurants, provide directions and chat as you unwind at the end of your day. If our schedules overlap, you're welcome to join me on a neighbourhood tour as we take my dog for a walk.
Boerum Hill is a terrific mix of long-time shops and modern restaurants. Whether you crave Thai, soul food or pizza and burgers, you'll find it here.
During the summer, enjoy time on the patio of one of a dozen great coffee shops or bars.
Wander over to Brooklyn Bridge Park for terrific views of the Manhattan skyline, a game of beach volleyball or some tasty ice cream.
We are an easy walk from the Atlantic Terminal, where you can check out the Target, rent a tux or hop on the Long Island Railroad.
You have terrific access to transit—I'm three minutes from the F and G trains, and seven minutes from the A, C, F, R, 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. Cabs can be hailed on Smith, and car services typically arrive in five minutes or fewer.
Once on the subway, it's 10 minutes to lower Manhattan, and 30 minutes to midtown. It's also an easy bike ride over the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges.
Other Things to Note
This unit is not wheelchair accessible — I'm on the fourth floor (three flights of stairs).
No smoking (of any kind). No drugs. No bringing people home.
I don't hesitate to recommand this room : everything is clean and tidy and you can't be desappointed regarding the description made by Paul. He is a good host, and you can trust him about organisation. There are a lot of Cafés and food shops around the appartment, and this area of Brooklyn is really nice.
Paul gave me a warm welcome even though I arrived at 1 a.m. after my flight got delayed 5 hours. Very helpful and friendly guy.
The place is as described.
About the Host, Paul
I like bicycle commuting, good design, crossword puzzles, playing hockey and baking chocolate cakes.
I don’t have a land line, wear a watch or drink coffee.
When I'm visting somewhere new, I go where the locals (pubs, parks, poutineries) go and avoid shiny tourist destinations. New Zealand is amazing. British Columbia is also pretty damned beautiful.
Closest coffee shop. I hear the coffees good, too (I dont drink coffee). Good French pastries (if thats your thing).Smith Street NY 11201
Another nice indie coffee shop. Good place to get your own beans or sit and sip some tea.Bergen St # A NY 11201
A bit pricy, but theyre open an hour later than TJs, have great produce and lots of interesting organic speciality items.Court Street NY 11201-6263
The whole wheat everything bagels are amazing.Court Street NY 11201-6460
Its Trader Joes. And you can walk to it.Court St Brooklyn New York 11201
Best pizza in the neighbourhood.Court Street NY 11201
Looking for something more upscale? try Char No. 4. The dishes and drinks are both beautifully presented and quite tasty. (I recommend the shrimp and grits.) Note that its not veggie-friendly.Smith St Brooklyn NY 11201-6409
This is my current fave Thai place in the neighbourhood, due to the diversity of dishes they offer. Ghang goes well beyond the standard Pad Thai, Pad See Ew and curry, and everything is well-executed.Court Street NY 11201-6406
Tasty and interesting. Good for a leisurely brunch on the patio or lingering over coffee. Also a nice place to bring your laptop and work for a few hours.Clinton Street New York NY 11201
Their fried fish is simply really darned good. Add in an excellent beer selection, and youre all set.Atlantic Ave Brooklyn NY 11201
Really tasty and elegantly presented. Bento boxes step outside the norm (like my yellowtail collar). Another good sign: we were the only white folks there.Henry Street NY 11201