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
- Views of NYC skyline and harbor
Apartment includes an extremely comfortable Kings Down 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.
What a great place !
Drew's appartment is clean, beautiful and in a wonderful area.
The north of Greenpoint is a mix of industrial buildings, modern condos and charming littles house. It's very safe, with some good restaurants and bars. And you can be in Manhattan very quickly.
It's just 1 block from East River and the fabulous view on the skyline (you can also have the view from the apartment when you are at the window).
We spend a very good time there and we can recommend it to every one who want to have a great experience in New York.
Thank you Drew for everything.
Drew was a wonderful host. His communication and responsiveness was excellent from the moment we booked the place. The apartment is beautiful, very clean, well-lit and in a great location. It's a space that is clearly taken care of. We appreciated the thoughtful details-- tea/coffee, towels, etc. We would definitely seek out this space again for trips in the future.
I can't say enough great things about Drew's place (and Drew)! His place is totally immaculate, has a great NYC loft vibe and the huge windows let in a lot of light. Drew was really easy to talk to and always responded quickly. He's super thoughtful with the extra touches, including the yogi tea - which happens to be my favorite. Everyone we encountered in the building was very friendly as well, and it couldn't be in a better location. Everything you could ever need for a great NYC trip.
Perfect AirBnB experience, by far the best I ever had. Drew was an excellent host, communication was easy and quick and it was great to meet Drew before staying in his flat. The flat itself is awesome! Great location close to the Williamsburg scene and also very easy to commute to Manhattan and JFK - the subway is really close. Great trendy bars and restaurants close by, still very quiet and safe.
The apartment itself is beautiful. Very nice building, great design (exposed brick, industrial floors) and decoration. Also, you have plenty of entertainment options - I'm a huge fan of the Sonos wireless music system and Apple TV with netflix. You can tell from every detail that Drew really cares about his place!
I would also like to emphasize how clean the apartment was. In my experience AirBnB places are usually pretty clean but Drew's place was really absolutely spotless. He made an extra effort to make me feel comfortable and I appreciate that a lot.
I could write so much more but here's the verdict: Great host, beautiful and cosy apartment that has everything you need in an awesome location. This is not only a great AirBnB place, it was also so much better than the tiny room in a Midtown Hotel my company put me in and which was $300/night more than this...
Awesome apartment in a superb location. Really great stay, Drew was easy to work with regards check in/check out and his apartment was the perfect base for my week of work in the NYC area. Cannot recommend highly enough. Very, very cool.
Drew's apartment was the perfect place to explore Brooklyn and Manhattan - the subway and the East River Ferry only a 5 min walk away. It is also central within the Greenpoint neighbourhood: lot's of restaurants, cafes, pubs, etc. - Manhattan Avenue the main street is only a block away.
Drew was always attentive and easy to connect with. His place is tidy and tasteful, quiet and with lots of light and fresh air.
Though I actually never met him because he was out of town, Drew was by far the most communicative host I've had. Check in and check out was very easy. But more importantly the apartment is perfect. Immaculate and spotless, homey but appointed in just a way that I didn't feel like I was staying in some stranger's apartment. Location is great, very close to all the amenities that Williamsburg has to offer, but away from all of its hustle and bustle. Being on a side street, it is very quiet. Highly recommended!
Drew was a great host! He was always happy to help with any questions we had, very prompt in his reply. His apartment is amazing! It is so spacious, modern and tasteful, bright and sunny, great views, especially on the roof top and best of all quiet at night. It was in a great location, not far from the subway and the east river ferry. There was many resturants and cafes nearby (check out Drews guide to the area) Thanks Drew for having us in your apartment, we hope if we come back to New York we can stay there again!
We stayed at Drew's beautiful Loft in Greenpoint for a week and I cannot say enough good things about Drew or his place. The apartment was open, bright, clean and expertly decorated. It had everything you needed including a full kitchen and the couch & bed were super comfy. We walked to the Brooklyn Label Resturant for coffee & breakfast (which I would highly recommend) and at the end of his street is a cute park & pier to walk out over the water. The area felt safe & it was near the G train stop. Drew answered all our questions and was just a phone call away for anything we needed. I HIGHLY recommend staying at Drew's apartment and I hope to stay there again the next time we are in town...thanks Drew!!!
Drew was the perfect host! His place is super nice and comfortable--felt like being in a hotel, only hipper, better! The loft is in an ideal part of Greenpoint with tons to do, eat, and see just steps away! Staying at Drew's place definitely made our time in Brooklyn extra comfy, easy, and fun. We will definitely try to stay here again!