Welcome to our oasis! Morgantown is the nickname for the artsy area of Bushwick, Brooklyn that we reside in. We offer a cozy place to stay and full breakfast daily with easy access to two major subway lines, while you explore our exciting city .
The bedroom has a full/double sized bed, some shelves, a desk and a closet. Ideal for a couple, but we also have a futon couch that converts into an extra single sleeper for a third person. The room has a door to our backyard. It also has it's own thermostat controlled heat and an air conditioning unit (when it's warm).
You are welcome to use our kitchen at your pleasure. The bathroom is shared with us. The shower is clean and has really good hot water. We will provide linens/soap/shampoo/towels/toothbrushes.
And yes we have Wifi!
Our Nespresso machine makes great cappuccinos, lattes, lungos and espressos which we make every morning. It's easy enough for anybody to use so feel free to help yourself at any time
Interaction with Guests
My name is Alec, my girlfriend is Laura, we will be your hosts. Laura loves to cook breakfast, which we will provide for you every morning in our dining room/kitchen. We love music so usually we play a good record on our vintage record player during breakfast.
Our little dog is a Wolf-Spitz/Corgi mix named Fozzio "Fozzy" Bear-Wolf, and he is awesome. Never met anybody he didn't like. He's adorable. Looks like a wolf puppy, but will not get any bigger. A forever pup.
Morgantown gets the nickname because it is the area surrounding the Morgan Ave L Train stop, and the L Train is one of the best lines in the city. Art galleries, music venues, yoga studios and great restaurants and bars such as famed Roberta's Pizza are all within easy walking distance. Morgantown is the heart of the thriving Bushwick, Brooklyn art scene.
We live about 5 blocks from the Morgan Ave L train. The L train goes direct to Union Square and will bring you there in 15 minutes. It is one of the fastest subways in NYC, and it connects to almost all of the other lines. We also live close to the J/M/Z line so this is a very convenient place to be and have easy access to all parts of the city.
Other Things to Note
Laura and I both work at a couple of the restaurants/bars nearby. I'm also in a funk/rock/soul band based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We know and love the area very well.
You have access to our backyard if you are a smoker. If you are open-minded, caring, friendly, fun and cool, and want to be around similar people, come stay with us!
I had a great time in Bushwick and a wonderful sleep in the comfortable bed that Alec and Laura provided. They had asked me before it was ok for me to stay alone on the first night which was fine and they had everything ready. When we met they made me feel very welcome and it was great to talk to them. Laura made a perfect breakfast so everything was perfect. There are nice cafes, restaurants and art galleries around so it's the ideal place to get to know Bushwick.
As we first arrived at the subway station in Bushwick we were sceptical and felt a little bit uncertain about this part of town. But this feeling changed directly as we entered the nice and homely appartment of Laura and Alec. We enjoyed a great time in Bushwick with all its nice restaurants and bars. Laura and Alec are wonderful hosts preparing the best breakfast of New York. Thanks for the magnificent stay in Bushwick and your hospitility. We can absolutly recommend to stay in Bushwick in Laura and Alec's home. We will come back!!!
Alec and Laura were excellent hosts, going above and beyond to make us feel comfortable in their lovely home. It was such a relief to be able to stay with them while in town for a very hectic and stressful family wedding.
It was a treat to have breakfast with them each morning and talk well into midday. And they were super helpful as we tried to navigate our many errands around Brooklyn.
In short - Alec and Laura are awesome, warm, friendly and great!
We felt very welcome! Both Alec and Laura had breakfast with us every morning (thanks for all the yummie food, Laura!!) and were a source of information for our day activities. We liked the little coffee shops and restaurants and easy walk to the subway.
Warm and comfortable room and bed. Very conveniently located in Bushwick. Great hospitality.
Alec and Laura were really wonderful hosts and made a great trip to New York even better. The room is big, comfortable and clean and Laura’s breakfasts are incredible – healthy and filling and a great start to the day. The apartment is a short walk from the subway line which is only a short ride into Manhattan – super convenient. We’d highly recommend a stay with them!
I, Alec, hail from Seattle and am one of those dreaming artists. I moved to this neighborhood five years ago. My girlfriend, Laura, the love of my life, is another who moved here from Amsterdam... and met me. We moved out of the famed McKibbin Artist Lofts into a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment a few blocks away. A year ago, we opened up our extra bedroom to fellow travelers pursuing their dreams, seeking an inspiring place to relax during their journey.
Hosting has been a great experience for us so far, and we look forward to hosting, possibly you next!