About this listing
Private room with everything you need for a convenient, comfortable stay in New York. Excellent location within Park Slope with easy access to restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Walk to the subway in 2 minutes to get to Manhattan in 15 minutes.
You will have a private bedroom in a two bedroom, one bathroom apartment. The bedrooms are on opposite ends of the apartment so there's quite a bit of privacy. The room has its own air conditioner so you can keep cool during New York summers. The apartment also has an easily accessible balcony. The bed in the room is a comfortable daybed that can be expanded to a queen size bed. The room also has a desk and reading chair if you need to get work done. Internet/WiFi is available.
The apartment is on a quiet, tree-lined street in one of the most active and accessible parts of Park Slope. At the end of the block is 5th avenue, which has great restaurants, bars and transportation in the area. Two grocery stores are nearby. Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum are about a 10 min walk away. The Union St subway station is at the other end of the block. Atlantic Ave-Barclay's Center is a 10 min walk or 1 subway stop away. Express trains to Manhattan via Atlantic Ave-Barclay's Center are close by: 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R, LIRR to JFK. You can be in lower Manhattan in 15 min; midtown Manhattan in 20-25 min, door-to-door.
The building was built within the past 10 years, so it's newer than most of the homes in Park Slope.
Guests may use the kitchen and refrigerator for storing food. We have an electric kettle for boiling water for tea or coffee. The bathroom is shared with the hosts. WiFi access is available.
Interaction with Guests
The bedrooms are on opposite ends of the apartment so both the hosts and guests have privacy. We typically have friendly chats with our guests upon arrival, but respect their privacy. Upon request we provide advice about what to visit in the area and how to get to places of interest.
The apartment's location in Park Slope is great because it's close to lots of restaurants, bars and coffee shops on 5th and 7th avenues -- not to mention within walking distance of Barclay's Center. I personally like spending time in Prospect Park. Overall, the neighborhood has the right mix of serenity and activity. Park Slope's tree-lined streets are not overwhelmed with traffic like in midtown Manhattan and the neighborhood has plenty to do and see within its vicinity.
Getting around is easy, the R train is around the corner and express trains into Manhattan and elsewhere in Brooklyn are only a few blocks away.
About the Host, Junius
I'm from Minnesota and moved all around the country until settling in New York four years ago. I lived in Manhattan for a while before moving to Brooklyn with my wife. I work as a software developer. I like Park Slope's tree lined streets and everything Brooklyn has to offer.