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.
A great week in New York using Paul's place as a base. The apartment is comfortable, clean and excellently located, close to shops and to the subway stations. The room is large and the rest of the apartment is what I had imagined typical Brooklyn living to be. A good week, I would stay there again!
A classic, spacious, homely NYC apartment, in a fantastic neighbourhood. Tons of independent shops and eateries on your doorstep. A comfy stay, and convenient for lots of subway lines. Brooklyn waterfront is walkable from here for jog or stroll.
Lovely stay in NYC with a base at Paul's apartment. Subway was close by so it was easy to get to Manhattan and the surrounding area in Brooklyn had lots to offer. The apartment was clean and cosy, bed was comfy and Paul was a kind and welcoming host. He have us all the info we needed and made us feel at home. Thank you Paul!
Um früher einchecken zu können hat eine Freundin des Gastgebers mich in die Wohnung gelassen und mir eine Übersicht mit Informationen für den Aufenthalt gegeben, so dass wir uns Super alleine zurecht gefunden haben. Paul war zunächst nicht zu Hause und wir haben ihn nur an einem Tag getroffen, trotzdem war er bei Fragen erreichbar und hat immer sofort geantwortet!
Die Wohnung war schön und gemütlich, sauber und aufgeräumt.
Manhattan war sehr gut mit der Ubahn (F) erreichbar und wir hatten keinerlei Probleme schnell zu unseren Zielen zu gelangen.
Im großen und ganzen hat uns der Aufenthalt sehr gut gefallen!
Pauls friend let me in the Apartment, so I didn't have to wait for checking in which was really nice. She gave me some Information about the apartment so we got along pretty well. Paul was out for the weekend but he was really responsible and answered immediately.
The apartment was cozy, clean and pretty.
You can reach Manhattan really easy with the Subway (F) and we did not have any Problems arriving at our destinations.
We really liked our stay in Pauls Apartment!
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.
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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