* Owner occupied brownstone with garden - homeowner (Lisel) is active local/ global partnerships with the organized poor and her 22 year old (in natural gourmet chef school) niece (Seija) co-hosts; guest cooking and food storage welcome;
* CTY Donations: 15% of guest fees go to these projects near and far. CBG Blog and (website hidden) followup are options.
* Guests are invited into an informal brownstone household, with garden and kitchen cooking access.
* Fifth Avenue Cafes, Brooklyn BAM performances, Prospect Park, and subways to Manhattan close by.
CEREMONY GUESTS: SLEEPS UP TO 10; Four guest rooms also possible for special event rentals on an as available basis;
My wife and I stayed at Communitybegood for the month of May whilst we renovated our apartment. Lisel is a warm generous host. The house is relaxed and welcoming and very comfortable. It is in a great location close to the park and an easy commute to the city.
We had a great stay.
The stay was great. SO happy to have found such a host in the same neighborhood of the venue the band was performing. Lisel was a great and welcoming host.
Lisel is an excellent host, and Community Be Good is a friendly, safe, clean place to stay. There's a community fridge and kitchen, as well as easy access to the subway. For the NYC area, the place is fairly quiet inside and out. This place is for open-hearted travelers .
We stayed with Lisel for a little over a month while looking for a permanent place to live in Brooklyn. If you are staying more than a few nights, expect to become part of the household. The front room is large, and you will have your privacy whenever you wish. Lisel is a fascinating woman, and does some amazing charitable and community work both in NY and Haiti. If you desire, you'll have the chance for some interesting conversation or to read something from the formidable collection of books in the house.
CBG feels more like an eclectic share house than a guest house, which was great for us, but may not suit everyone. As part of a household, you might need to be flexible. Lisel asked me to move rooms for a few nights around July 4th so she could accommodate a family who had nowhere else to stay. Sure, that might be a tad inconvenient, but as I found out later, I was actually moving to Lisel's own room while she slept on a cot in the basement in order to accommodate everyone who needed a place to stay. If you think that was a pretty awesome thing for somebody to do, then this is the place for you. For people with the right mindset, CBG is highly recommended.
We enjoyed our visit here. We had a fairly large private room with a double bed, an air conditioner, ceiling fan and couch. The room was clean and comfortable and it was only a couple blocks away from our daughter. The convenient location was the primary factor in making our determination to stay here, but the friendly atmosphere and comfortable room made it a very nice stay.
My friend and I enjoyed a fabulous four nights at Community Be Good and felt right at home. Lisel is a warm and caring woman who is most welcoming. We were unprepared for the sudden heatwave, but the next day a window air-conditioner had been installed. We loved meeting the other guests, especially the families. Loved the garden and the hammocks. The neighbourhood is vibrant with so many excellent places to eat. It was an oasis to return home to after the mayhem of Manhattan. We enjoyed exploring Brooklyn. The Museum was wonderful as was our visit to the Wyckoff Farmhouse. Loved chatting with Lisel. I'll return again for sure! Thank-you for making us feel so at homel!
This was the 2nd week that my parents stayed with cbg and, according to them, the stay this week was more exciting than the last and the room availability was astounding. Also, Lisel gave them the same discount to her price this week as the one last week and we're forever grateful to her for that. Her communication with me continues to be stellar. Lisel's a great host to my parents.
My parents seemed to like the space. There was an issue with the heat but it was resolved. I'd recommend the space.
Lisel is the most amazing hostess. She stocks her home with everything you could possibly need, and made my stay very easy and enjoyable. Park Slope is a lot of fun. There are more people smiling in Park Slope than there are people smiling in the whole of Manhattan.
All the best
We enjoyed our stay very much. We were due in NYC in just a couple of days, and had experienced a cancellation from another host, so we were very grateful for Cbg being available and helpful at the last minute. Lisel was very friendly and I greatly appreciate her involvement with helping the poor in Haiti. Her fascinating and eclectic home was welcoming almost to a fault - I felt a bit like I was intruding in her personal space. We were just there to sleep and bathe, so we didn't use the kitchen or backyard garden, but they were lovely as well.
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