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.
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. No pets.
Paul is an awesome host. He's very kind and flexible. He gave us some recommendations on places to go to in NY. The place is very nice and cozy and location is great. Close to the main subway lines, and a lot of nice coffee shops and restaurants.
Paul was a kind, flexible, and organized host. We really appreciated his tips for where to go and eat in the city. His apartment was a described on the site and was really well located (close to transit, cute part of town, ideal for visiting the city). A good place to stay when visiting NYC!
Paul is the perfect host. Kind, helpful and full of good advices on where to go and what to do in NY. The room was clean and the bathroom as well. The position of the apartment is great, close to the subway to Manhattan and in the centre of Brooklyn, full of bars and restaurants. Thanks Paul for making our visit in NY easier and nicer!
Paul was a great host and we really enjoyed staying in his apartment. Paul had thought of everything to make the stay an enjoyable one and we appreciated his tips and recommendations. We have no hesitations in recommending staying with Paul. The neighbourhood was excellent and very well connected by public transport.
We really enjoyed our stay at Paul's. Paul was very organised, very welcoming and very clear in his communication. The rom was great and it was nice to have air-conditioning; and the whole apartment was beautifully clean and tidy :-)
The neighbourhood is just fantastic, and well situated for subway, great coffee (and we went to Konditori 3 days in a row for their brilliant bagels!).
Thanks Paul for a great stay!!
Everything ok. Nice place and the location os perfect in a nice nhood
Paul was very kind with us
Paul è davvero un padrone di casa perfetto, disponibile e molto flessibile.
L'appartamento era come descritto e davvero non potrebbe trovarsi in una posizione più conveniente. Assolutamente consigliato.
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.