About This Listing
Welcome to the Pencil Factory Loft! Built in 1910, gut renovated in 2011.
Authentic Landmark building in the heart of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, blocks from the the G train, New East River Ferry & Transmitter park.
Studio apartment with the following features:
- Original 11ft high wood planked ceilings
- Exposed brick
- Enormous windows (southern exposure)
- Polished concrete floors
- Kitchen with stainless steel appliances
- Mosaic tile bathroom with wood vanity
- Common laundry room in basement
- Views of NYC skyline and harbor
Apartment includes an extremely comfortable Queen size bed, large cozy L-shaped Pottery Barn couch, 46" Samsung flat screen, cable, wireless internet, Sonos speaker (airtunes ready), fresh linens provided, closet space available, fully equipped kitchen.
Great neighborhood with numerous bars, restaurants, and boutique shopping. All my top local recommendations can be found by clicking the "Guidebook" icon in the upper right corner of the listing (I do not believe this feature is available on the mobile app).
Two blocks from the subway and a 20 min ride into midtown Manhattan. Ten minute walk to Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Interaction with Guests
I am attentive to all guest needs while hosting
Yes, the G Train is 3 blocks away.
- Guests must be clean, quiet and respectful
- Guests are expected to clean up after themselves, leaving the apt in the same condition it was found.
- NO smoking (go to the roof or on sidewalk in front of building)
- Shoes that make noise (heels, hard soles, etc) must not be worn while in the unit
- Turn off ALL lights when not in use
- Keep TV and music volume at a reasonable level
- No parties or gatherings
- All additional guests must be approved in advance
- No couch surfers
- No pets
Amazing apartment in a lovely neighborhood. Drew and his girlfriend were perfect hosts. Thank you!
Listing was very accurate, it exceeded my expectation. Place is sunny, immaculate. Contact with host is vas easy. Host is caring and attentive.
Location is perfect, close to major attractions.
I would love to repeat this experience.
Drew is a perfect host. Not only is his apartment just as described but he makes sure you have any and everything you could need. He mailed us the keys ahead of time so check in was a breeze, and the neighborhood is amazing. You're right around the corner from great restaurants, clubs, and only a 20 minute cab ride to anywhere in Manhattan.
Drew's apt was perfect! I was very happy to walk in and see a place exactly as pictured! The apt was clean and ready for our stay. He was on top of emailing me with any and all information that was needed. He was also very quick at responding when I contacted him. His information on the area was very detailed and answered many questions before I even arrived. I absolutely 100% would book with him again. This place felt like a home away from home, and to me that is the most important thing when I travel! This was my first time booking with Airbnb as well! What an amazing site! I will be using this site every time I travel!
Drew is the PERFECT host. And his apartment is the PERFECT get away. I stay at hotels and bed and breakfasts a lot for my job and for fun. I have only been 2 places in the world where I immediately felt at home. This is the first time that I felt at home and instant friendship with the AMAZING Drew. Be prepared to be blown away by the beautifully curated interior of the loft, and happy with the cleanness of the space. If you are thinking twice about this wonderful little retreat, don't. You will not be sorry. I left feeling lighter, happier and entirely refreshed, ready to conquer my world.
Our stay in Drew's place was great! The apartment is exactly like the pictures and spotlessly clean. The location was perfect for us since we spent most of our time in Brooklyn. We loved Greenpoint! Drew was super accommodating and helpful. I'd highly recommend staying here.
About the Host, Drew
Hey everyone, my name is Drew. I currently live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I moved to NYC 6 years ago to pursue a work opportunity and have thoroughly enjoyed my time exploring all it has to offer. It's a wonderful city to experience as a young professional and I highly encourage all those who have not visited to come at once.
I was introduced to Airbnb by a friend and have heard nothing but good things from those who have rented their spaces or traveled to others. I am excited about the opportunity to share my apartment as I feel it will provide you with a much more personal and unique experience that you will not find staying at a hotel.
As a guest I promise to be very respectful of your space and extremely clean.
A little bit more about me: I love everything food, music and fine arts, traveling, outdoor activities. I spend two-three weeks every summer in New Hampshire and have a deep appreciation for nature. One of my new hobbies that I recently picked up is triathlons. I competed in four this summer and am now totally addicted.
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