Lg. Cozy Park Slope "Railroad" Apt

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
Nate
Your host, Nate
7 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Features:
- about 800 sq feet apartment
- lots of windows, and great street views
- living room faces south'ish and gets plenty of natural light
- wireless and ethernet internet provided
- wireless speakers throughout the apartment so you can listen to your own music!
- large kitchen, gas stove and oven, dishes
- TV with broadcast
- huge queen bed with tempurpedic-like mattress, pillows, and clean sheets
- another queen air mattress can be used in the living room, with electric pump and clean sheets
- amazing neighborhood, voted #1 neighborhood in NYC by New York Magazine in 2010

Living Room
- leather sofa and chair with ottoman comfortably seat 3 people
- ottoman converts to glass coffee table
- electronic piano - feel free to play! :)
- faces South; lots of sunlight shines in
- TV: basic channels, Hulu and Netflix on TV can be provided if you seem nice :)

Desk
- lots of desk space
- tall chair with wheels
- wifi and ethernet internet provided
- auxiliary audio chord to plug your music in so that it can be transmitted across the wireless speakers throughout the apartment! Your music everywhere! 2 speakers in the living room, 2 in the bedroom, 1 in the bathroom, 1 in the kitchen

Bedroom
- huge queen bed with fresh sheets, memory foam
- lots of bookcase space for your belongings
- curtains to keep the sun out in case you want to sleep in
- fans can be provided to drown out the city noise (Union Street can get busy with an occasional loud fire engine or traffic honking).

Hallway
- lots of hooks to hang jackets, shirts, etc.
- storage shelving for your bags, and day belongings
- lots of art work to make you go :)

Bathroom
- sliding door shower, hot water, great water pressure, fresh towels provided!
- wireless speaker so you can jam in the shower, whoa!
- I stock nice toilet paper. Kind of a snob about it.
- large mirror

Kitchen
- huge kitchen, considering it's NYC
- large table to comfortably sit 3-4 people, great for drinks and chatting :)
- wireless speaker to keep your jams going in this room
- complementary coffee and machine so your mornings get started right
- fridge with space
microwave
- lots of dishes - be careful, please
- stove, oven, cutlery set and station
- drying rack area in case you want to go for a jog and hang up your clothes afterwards.
- dish washer
- fold out luggage catty in here; guests always seem to store their suitcases in here

Extra Inflatable Bed Upon Request
- supplemental inflatable queen bed available, sleeps 2 comfortable, has a foam memory layer on top so it feels like a real bed! (pics can be provided)
- electronic inflatable pump

Parking
- street parking free

Nearby Attractions
- right above the R subway line, about a 20 minute ride downtown or about 35 minute right to midtown. One stop away from lots of express lines at the huge subway hub Atlantic-Barclays, which makes it easy to direct to any point in the city.
- 5th Avenue is hopping with trendy restaurants, wine bars, microbrewery joints, grocery stores, "mom and pop" and thrift store shopping, Gelato, coffee spots, BBQ, Thai food, omg I'm hungry now.
- right next to new Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets (one subway stop / 0.6 mi / 13 min walk)
- 0.8 mi / 19 min walk up the "slope" is the entrance to Prospect Park, which includes
* historical Grand Army Plaza
* the park has lots of meadows, grilling areas, a zoo, ice skating, jogging trails
* the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Library

Some notes:
This building was built in around 1890 and has lots of character, but has definitely seen some life. The hallway feels a little stuffy, but I assure you the apartment itself is large, cozy, clean, and kept fresh.

The other tenants are very nice and have lived here for 10 - 20 years!

I do own a cat. It stays at a friend's house when I leave, and I am always sure to clean and freshen the place up after the cat.

Other Things to Note

I have a little kitty cat named Herny. He was born October 2013, so still has his youth. He's super cuddly and loves people.

If you're not a cat person, Henry goes to Kitty Hotel down the street (and the place is thoroughly cleaned).

Just let me know!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $716 /week
Cleaning Fee: $50
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  • Nate was very personable and friendly and very accommodating.

    May 2014
  • The ideal AirBnB for NYC. My girlfriend and I were driving down from Boston for a weekend so needed a comfortable place with good parking options and an easy commute to downtown. Nate's apartment was just what we were looking for. Despite the short notice we gave him, it was clean and ready for us. We arrived midday on Friday and found a (free) parking spot straight away - directly opposite. The apartment is spacious (especially for NYC), nicely set-up, and has everything you need - from coffee to a widescreen TV with Netflix and HBO GO. Nate was very responsive and attentive. Last but not least, the commute to downtown was no problem - there is a station right next to the apartment building with direct links to Manhattan.

    March 2014
  • This is a railroad apartment as Nate says, the living room in front, then the bedroom and the kitchen in the back. The building is old and not in the best repair but Nate takes care of his guests and everything was neat and tidy - except the unwashed laundry! It is acceptable but we will try to look for better opportunities next time!

    December 2013
  • We didn't get a chance to stay at Nate's place (since we canceled due to scheduling changes), but can recommend him as a host. He was responsive to all our messages and made sure we'd be comfortable when we came in.

    December 2013
  • Nate was a great host, very responsive and accommodating in helping me set up a place near my apartment for my brother to stay. My brother loved the apartment and reported that it was very clean and well appointed, and he appreciated the note and the check-in from Nate to make sure his stay was going well. The apartment is in a great location near the restaurants and stores of 5th Avenue, and a few blocks from the park. Definitely recommend.

    June 2013
  • Nate's apartment and Nate were both great. He was very responsive to email and we had no issues coordinating keys, etc. The place was totally spacious enough for 3 people. Nate had the air mattress all set up (+foam top) for our third and even left a bottle of wine for us to enjoy. The apartment is in a great part of town - literally across the street from the Union Street metro stop and above a popular BBQ restaurant and yummy bagel shop.

    June 2013
  • Nate was a gracious host. He was easy to get in contact with and quick to reply. The apartment was exactly as described. It is an old walk-up railroad apartment in Brooklyn with all the expected wear, tear and quirks. Nothing fancy, but the bed is comfortable and the location is convenient.

    The neighborhood is lovely and very easy to get around. There is a great natural food grocery right on the corner if you want to cook at home (which we did) and the subway stop is right there too.

    Nate, Thanks for sharing your spot with us for the weekend!

    April 2013
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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, NY, University of Virginia
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Donovan Data Systems, CFA Institute
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I'm from Virginia, have a range of interests, and excited to get into the AirBNB community. Looking forward to talking to new people.
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