Quiet, 5th floor apt. in elevator building with roof access(!) in beautiful, leafy, Brownstone-clad Park Slope--sporting gorgeous views of NYC w/ easy access to 3 subway lines and Prospect Park! Steps away from scores of fabulous cafes and bars…
Our apartment is on the fifth floor of an elevator building in leafy, Brownstone-clad Park Slope, Brooklyn. Due to how high up we are in the building, it sports a beautiful view of NYC. We like to describe the look of the neighborhood as akin to the Upper West Side in Manhattan but on a gentle incline and in a different borough : )
It's quite safe in our opinion and is within spitting distance of dozens of restaurants, bars, cafes and the F, G and R train lines (10-15 minutes from Downtown Manhattan), several gyms and a post office.
It's about 3 blocks from Prospect Park and an easy walk to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) which hosts international cutting edge performances, the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanical Garden, the brand new Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Public Library, gorgeous Greenwood Cemetery (final resting places of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein and Louis Comfort Tiffany) and some really great neighborhoods (Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, etc.).
The huge, accessible roof has a sweeping view of Manhattan (from the tip of downtown to the Chrysler Building) and Brooklyn skylines, the Statue of Liberty/NY Harbor and the Manhattan, Williamsburg and Verranzano Bridges.
The room itself occupies the former dining area of this apartment. It has been completely "curtained off" with fabric that both gives you privacy but lets light enter your room. Within the room there is a fold out sofa, a dresser, lamp, small table, chair and half of a full size closet. The kitchen and bathroom are closeby and there is a large living room with lots of natural light. If you are an animal lover, you're in luck--there are two darlin' kitties in residence.
One of New York's most beautiful and green neighborhoods!
What a great place to stay! Mark and Stoph provided both comfort and privacy when needed. A perfect place to stay when in Brooklyn. Highly recommend it!
I had a terrific stay. Both Mark and Stoph were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the surrounding areas. I was able to come and go as I please and it was a very positive experience. It is just a few minutes walk to the subway, in a great part of Brooklyn.
I would wholeheartedly recommend staying here.
Sweet n'spectacular couldn't be a better description! 100% would recommend anyone to stay, Mark, Stoph and the two kitties are great hosts! It is such a lovely neighbourhood, felt completely safe and there's everything you could need right on your doorstep.
Whether you're exploring Brooklyn itself (and you should!) or heading into Manhattan daily, it's a great base for both. It's so handy to get to the subway and really close to prospect park too.
Everything is as described-including that amazing view! Which you can see from the window in the apartment and also from the roof which is worth going up to and taking that in.
Any questions, anything I needed Mark & Stoph were only to happy to help and definitely pick their brains if you're looking for any recommendations or info on places to go/eat/see and how to get there.
The only thing I can think to say is the room is possibly bright for sleeping.....but I sleep with an eyemask so it's not actually something that affected me, but I know it might be a big deal for others.
Had such a great stay, was made feel so welcome and wouldn't hesitate to go back! :)
hello guys, thanks very much for your wonderful hospitality.
I found myself very well, a place cozy and comfortable just like home.
The best for you, it was a pleasure meeting you. Surely if I return, I'll be knocking on your door:-))
I had the best time staying with Mark and Stoph. They were so helpful and their place was very cozy. I love cats and their two little ones kept me company :) I would definitely stay there again anytime and highly recommend them to anyone! awesome people!!
Mark and Stoph are very warm and positive people. The cats are a pleasure to be around, especially Rascal who is an affectionate creature:)The place is cozy and comfortable. It is very close to the subway and I found the neighborhood to be very safe and friendly!
From the moment we arrived, Mark & Stoph made us feel welcome & at home. We absolutely loved our stay & it was just like a little holiday with friends. Rascal & Cinder greeting us each night at the door made our stay that much more lovely.
The room is great & bed comfortable, & everything (including a much appreciated USA power adapter!) was provided.
We would highly recommend staying in Park Slope - it is a beautiful part of Brooklyn.
Thank you guys :-) xx