About this listing
A room ideal for 1 guest at a quiet limestone house in Bklyn on a tree line block, within walking distance of cultural venues; Botanical Gardens, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Library, Prospect Park Zoo, etc., along with 5 train stations; Q, B, S, 2, & 5.
My block just won the Greenest Block in Brooklyn for 2013!
And my home has been photographed in the Daily News - Brooklyn Section on August 7, 2013.
I was interviewed and my home was showcased on Fox Five News. Below is the link!
Below are various other links to writes ups about my block. My home was showcased as one of the reasons why we won. I'm in a few of the photos.
This link is about the high-heels I used for the front entrance to my home!
Brooklyn Eagle Link
Daily News Link. (Front page of Daily News Brooklyn Paper of my garden and I)
Brooklyn Based Paper Link
(website hidden) Link
The Brooklyn Paper Link (photo of neighbor and I)
Gardenista Paper Link (shows photo of my friendly Dog Poop Sign!)
TimeOut Slide Show (Photo of my garden and I)
Location! Location! Location!
My place has it all!!!
From the Five trains stations Q, B, 2, 5, & S, to cultural institutions which include the Park, Garden, Museum, Zoo, Lake House, Farmers Market, Summer Concerts etc..., to restaurants serving real ethnic cuisine (Italian, India, Caribbean, Mexican, West Indian etc...) at neighborhood prices!, to living in a private house on a beautiful tree line block!
In a tenement city, Townhouse living is a rare and wonder adventure that you can only appreciate by experiencing it.
So read on....
My Limestone Town House is what has made Brooklyn so famous. The New York Times (March 8, 2013) said this about Lefferts Garden; “…. full of prewar apartments and brownstone and limestone town houses. The proximity to the park, the architecture and the relatively easy access to Manhattan, on the 2, 5, B and Q trains, are among the assets… ‘They (residents) like the sense of community, friendliness of the neighbors, and the mom-and-pop shops that come along with it.’”
This turn of the last century Limestone townhouse, located in Leffart's Gardens, has all the trimmings of elegance, style and comfort. You will find no glass and steel here! There are original parquet floors, with area rugs and large sofas for comfort. All the woodwork is original, haven been done by hand, by laborers, long since past.
There are large crystals, all over the house, reflecting both natural and artificial light to bring not only the beauty of the earth into this house but to help keep the energy clear and tranquil.
This is the house you want to come back to after a long day in the noisy city. Here you take off your shoes and relax. You can feel the healing energy in the environment and can image yourself truly at home!
To maximize the natural lighting this house gets from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, are large bay windows, with Italian curtains to add elegance and charm to the warmth created by the woodwork and floors.
There is a large elegant dining area, with a table that can sit up to 12 people, just in case you want to have a more formal function.*
There is a working fireplace* to add another element of warmth and comfort on those really cold nights. In the summer, the backyard boasts a jacuzzi* built into the deck, surrounded by flowers.
Want to barbeque?* No problem! There is also a built in barbeque pit for those late night barbeques or just to sit outside on a chilly evening and get warmed by the fire.
I do have a cat, but she spends most of her time outside, except in very cold weather. She is fully house broken, and doesn't go on furniture, beds, chairs or couches, thus there aren't any hairs in these settings and she and is very quiet. There is no cat litter in my home, because she goes outside, so there is no odor of cats or cat litter.
Just a few steps away from my home are several major cultural institutions. Prospect Park, Prospect Park Zoo, The Carousel and the Botanical Gardens are a block away.
And right up the hill is the Brooklyn Public Library, The Brooklyn Museum, Grand Army Plaza and on Saturdays, The Farmers Market!
It is also two stops away (three minutes) from Barkley's Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets, (who are now in 2nd place!), the Long Island Railroad and four stops (ten minutes) away from Manhattan.
Mass transit is a plus. There is the B, Q and S to C trains on one side and the 2, 5 trains on the other, along with a host of bus service.
My block really embodies the reason why people love Brooklyn. We get great sun, because almost all our homes are two story private houses. We have a strong Block Association, and our neighbors have been described as Down South Hospitality People.
It truly is a lovely block, with friendly neighbors, lovely homes and of course beautiful gardens. It really is one of the main reasons our block won the contest!
When you walked down the street don't be surprised if someone says hi to you and really means it. We are truly a loving community.
Parking is a plus because on one side there are private driveways, which means there are always ample parking space available on the street.
Brooklyn Town Houses are truly the gem of New York City.
Our streets are intimate, sunny and friendly and yet just minutes away from all the action!
*Require additional fees for use
Interaction with Guests
I normally greet my guests, to help them settle in and get familiar with their surroundings etc.. and I let them know where they can get food, entertainment and other venues of activities.
This is wonderful neighborhood, where there are a variety of food, and cultural venues a person can explore. Because this community is moderately priced it is wonderful to experience ethnic foods at reasonable prices and have a selection of other items that are economical.
Right within walking distance is are our major cultural institutions, the Garden, Zoo, Library, Park, Skating Rink and Farmers Market.
Because the proximity to the various cultural institutions here, there are five major trains station that service us, along with buses and cab service.
The trains are 2, 5 to Sterling St
Q, B, S to Prospect Park
and a host of buses that can take a person to almost any part of Brooklyn!
No overnight guests.
No loud radio or TV playing.
You must take off your shoes at the entrance of the house.
$25 lost key charge.
Light cooking, such as breakfast, heating up food etc...
You can put things into the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets.
Please remove hair that falls into shower/tub.
Please don't let the cat in or out of the house.
When leaving, please shut off all lights and fans etc... that are not in use.
Very peaceful, quiet, clean, and large Brooklyn home with room for rent upstairs with a window facing the backyard. You have a closet, a desk, and a chair as well as a fan for those hot nights. The home is a block and a half from the Q train which gets you everywhere in the city and only a few blocks from the park and great shops in a true Brooklyn neighborhood. Unfortunately I couldn't enjoy the space and neighborhood as much as I wanted to because of my work schedule but I slept peacefully and enjoyed the quiet and proximity to transportation, laundry, barbershop, and deli. Alicia was understanding and accommodating the few times we spoke and I recommend staying here.
Alicia was a great host. The room was well located and Alicia was an easy going and very helpful host. I can recommend her place to anybody. Check out this area to see a different area of NYC. Cheers :)
Alicia's place is lovely. The space was cozy, clean and convenient. Alicia, my host, was very friendly. I will definitely plans to stay there again.
The neighbourhood is nice. I did not feel comfortable at the place. I didn't enjoy my stay there. I managed to get AirBnB to assist in shortening my two-month stay to a month. I would not recommend any long term stay there. (Sep-Oct 2013)
Good location at a fair price. Alicia is very kind, I'd like to have her as a neighbor! Quick in and out to Manhattan.
I felt very welcomed since the first day I arrived to Alicia's place. She was always nice and always willing to help with anything you need. The place was always clean and you are just 5 minutes away from the subway station, and bus stops too.The neighborhood is very safe and has it's own charm. Personally my original plan was to spend more time exploring Manhattan but at the end I divided that time between there and Brooklyn because the area has also so much to show you.
I will definitely recommend staying at Alicia's place if you are planning to visit NY. She's a great host.
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About the Host, Alicia
I am a Reiki Master, Developmentalist, Educator, Writer and I run a Non-for profit organization. I work inside my home as an alternative health practitioner. I'm quiet, tranquil and easy to get along with. I have a very sunny disposition and I love to enjoy life. I'm a Taurus Sun, with a Rising Cancer, so I enjoy an elegant environment, but one that is also cosy and inviting.
I enjoy traveling and meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds.
I believe in the idea of oneness and I always fine myself in the expression of others.
I have a very deep sense of myself as a spiritual person, and at the same time I have a great respect for other people's beliefs and behaviors.
I love New York City and believe that Brooklyn truly is the best place to live, if you have to reside in an Urban area in America. We have such a diverse array of people, cultures and activities and we are growing in leaps and bounds. All over Brooklyn there are cafes, lounges, bars and cultural institutions just popping up. And all of these places can be both culturally and spiritually uplifting to the human spirit and I love it all!
From the free concerts in Prospect Park, to the Eclectic Art Exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum, to the jazz cafes on Flatbush Ave. It is all here in Brooklyn!
In fact, in the summer I find it hard to leave, because everything seems to come to us, so why go anywhere else? And a lot of it is free! In fact the hardest problem I have is choosing which event to go to! Now that we have the New Stadium - Barclay Stadium, I can't wait to see what free goodies we will be exposed to from that Venue.
My favorite thing to do is to go to the Prospect Park, get some some sun, eat a sandwich from the local bodega (Hispanic store) and read a book!
I enjoy international travel and by far my favorite place is Italy, not only because the people are really warm and friendly but the food is absolutely to die for! They really embody the joy and importance of eating healthy and simple. And boy do they like to eat and socialize!
My favorite place to visit spiritually is Bali, for they have encompassed the idea of incorporating a strong sense of spiritual awareness into their daily lives. This is a culture that smiles and so do I!
I also am a gardener. I love to play music in the summer, so that I can sing to my plants as I water them. As a Taurian, I love the Spring, so I always make a great effort to create a wonderful spring garden. It is how I make my contribution to my block, neighborhood and mother nature, by providing beauty into the world of concrete sidewalks and skyscrapers.