About this listing
A private bedroom in an eclectic 3 bedroom loft apartment. Very close to lots of great bars, venues, shop, restaurants and activities in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, and just 30 minutes to central Manhattan. Best for laid back younger guests.
Available for short term stay is ONE of three separate small private rooms, each about 90 SF, with full bed mattresses lofted above the floor with some short steps up. There is a roof with some chairs and a good view of the Manhattan skyline.
It's very near delis, fun bars, really great restaurants, awesome pizza, a nice cafe, 15 minute walk or 5 minute b24 bus ride to the Graham L subway stop and 15 minute walk to the Nassau G, and 30 minutes total travel time to Union Square. That is a central subway hub. From there you can get to Times Square, Grand Central, Chinatown, and Wall Street area in 5-10 minutes, or the major museums in 15 minutes.
It is a 15-20 minute walk to Williamsburg, a very nice Brooklyn area with many great shops, restaurants, bars and a huge music scene. There are free transfers between the buses and trains. Also it's right off the Morgan exit of the BQE/395, which makes it a 10 minute, $20 dollar cab ride from LaGuardia and 20 minute $40 ride from JFK.
This is in a big 1,200 SF loft with 12 Foot ceilings, hard wood floors, fridge, microwave, shower(shared, across the hall, through my kitchen), 2 half bathrooms, a couch, recliner, kitchen table, two computers, and wifi. There's a lot of big windows, and great light during the day! I'll provide clean sheets and towels.
The space is a converted warehouse space with rooms built out above a hardware store and next to a gas station. It's pretty quiet other than the constant whooshing of the highway nearby, which is not an issue for most people. It's kind of like the ocean waves! When the windows are all closed, it's hardly noticeable. The rooms do not lock, but the apartment itself is behind a series of three locked doors.
It's right across the street from a nice residential neighborhood with all your needs.
Sometimes there's band practice or recording across the hall, but it's rarely noticeable in the bedrooms, and not very loud in the living room.
There's a full fridge, a double hotplate, a toaster oven, pots and pans, and salt and pepper for all your basic cooking needs.
There's also a teapot and tea, and a coffee machine and coffee, for your morning rituals.
There is a TV and a projector to watch movies on VHS, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Netflix! I have a pretty big and varied collection. Also I have a nice record player, and a pretty good collection of Records and CDs. There's an input to connect your iPod or other MP3 player to. There's a piano to play also, if you're so musically inclined!
I live in the building, so I'll be around pretty often if you need anything.
There are no animals here, but some pets may be OK for a few days.
Parking is plentiful, right in front, safe and free.
Available by the day, week or month for a couple months. If your dates don't look available on the calender, please inquire, as I have multiple rooms, and this system is sometimes inaccurate. Please read and follow the rules. Hope to talk soon!
Minimal but functional kitchen, 2 half bathrooms and one with a shower. Roof. Street parking. Living room with stereo, records, CDs, TV, Videos and Netflix. Lots of books and graphic novels.
Interaction with Guests
I live across the hall, so I usually stick to myself except for check-in, though if I'm not too busy, I'm often up for a beer around the corner!
Within a 5 minute walk, there's 4 bars. Two of them have great beers and food, and one also has a very nice whiskey collection. Two awesome pizza places are also 5 minutes away. Within a 15-30 minute walk this increases by at least 10x!
Best BQQ in the city: Fette Sau
A really fun bar any night: Union Pool
A great venue and fun place: Brooklyn Bazaar
Can't miss Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea during the warmer months!
It's a 15 minute walk to the L train, or a 5 minute bus ride.
There's free parking right in front.
It's super easy by car, as it's right next to the Morgan Ave and McGuinness Ave exits of I-278.
LaGuardia takes 10 minutes and 20 bucks in a taxi! Double both for JFK, and triple for Newark. All are about 60-90 minutes by public transport.
LOCK ALL doors tightly behind you.
Clean your dishes before you go to bed or go out.
Any food trash goes in the small trash next to the sink, and recycling all goes in the big black can next to the fridge.
No tobacco smoking inside. You can smoke out front or on the roof. In the extreme cold, the top of the stairs should be fine.
If you go to the roof, prop the hallway and roof doors open. When you leave, shut them both. The front roof door can be tricky..
Please put CDs and records back in their cases!
Leave the keys inside the bedroom when you leave.
Andrea's place is really cool. Rooftop access, records & vinyl player with lots of room to chill out. Andrea is a welcoming host and has a good sense of humour. One thing you will want to be careful for is making sure you don't lock yourself up on the roof in the middle of the night.. Haha..... Sorry for waking you up dude. Thanks for helping us out, and letting us stay in your awesome home. Take care!
Andrea was very accommodating and made the entire experience very good. The communal area is very spacious and there is easy access to a kitchen, Netflix, movies, records, etc. The listing was very good for the cost. I would definitely recommend staying with Andrea.
Some things to note:
While the main room has A/C, the sleeping area does not (though there is a fan and that was good enough.
The Nassau G station is 15 minutes away (Morgan Ave -> Driggs Ave -> Leonard St).
The Graham L station is 15 minutes away (Morgan Ave -> Lombardy St -> Kingsland Ave -> Woodpoint Rd -> Metropolitan Ave).
The Bedford L station is 20 minutes away (Morgan Ave -> Driggs Ave -> N 7th St).7
Andrea made us feel completely welcome, and his apartment itself was about as welcoming as anything could be. It is a wonderfully eclectic place, and we would happily return--in fact, since we were quite busy during our stay, and did not get to spend time in Brooklyn, I suspect we'll stay there again soon.
My only word of caution: if you can only stay in 5-star hotels, this is not your place. And to be clear, this is not a criticism of the place...
Andrea was a good host didn't see him much but he was helpful and accommodating. If you're looking for a quiet place to crash out this is not the place for you. I didn't mind as I'm used to living in a space similar to this space. Overall it was a good experience.
Andrea is a nice guy . When we have something help and he will come and help us.
The apartment of Andrea is perfect for short term allocation. Is a bit far from nearest Metro station, but the Bus stop is right there. The neighborhood is OK. There are good places around. It take 30 minuetes or leas to get in Manhattan. The apartment is not for order obssesives, and the workers of the highway construction start really soon in the morning, but despite that, I found it OK and I had a good time there.
El barrio está en un polígono industrial, junto a una gasolinera y una autopista. Hay obras cerca que hacen un ruido ensordecedor y que tienen pinta de durar meses y que siguen ¡de noche! Unido al ruido de la autopista no recomiendo el sitio a nadie que pretenda dormir. El baño está fuera de "el piso" (es un ahumadero de pescado reconvertido) y cerrado con cerradura, en el pasillo, porque si no se cuelan los homeless de la zona y más sucio incluso que el cagadero de dentro del piso. A Andrea probablemente no lo verás y no esperes nada de él (bastante arrogante y de nula ayuda)... Aviso paa aquellos que esperan más por un sitio tan barato, aunque es incluso caro para lo que es. Lejos del metro, además.
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About the Host, Andrea
Audio Engineer and Sales Associate living in New York City for 12 years now. I know a lot about the city if you need any advice. I keep my own home nice, and have the respect to keep others nicer. Easy to get along with, even though I like to keep to myself a lot to read, listen to records, and work. I sublet my rooms very frequently and haven't had any big problems. I've been doing this over three years now, so I'm getting good at it!