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We were in NY to visit our daughter and family who live close by. We arrived by train from NH on a Friday evening. We had arranged to text Ed when we got into Penn Station and upon arriving at the Franklin subway stop. We still had to wait outside the apartment for about 15 minutes before his friend arrived to let us in. Not a big deal on a nice evening, but since it was cold and drizzling, not the best impression.
However, once there all was fine. Apt was clean, bed comfortable. Location is its strongest positive, close to cafés, coffee shops, and groceries. Price is good.
If you need to cook, pick another airbnb. There is no kitchen, only frig and microwave. We never cook when visiting our daughter as meals are at her place or eating out. Apt is fine for up to three people. We would stay here again when visiting.
Ed's place was great! Very simple--yet very spacious--accommodations. I really appreciated the ease of key hand off. Great neighborhood: loads of great restaurants, cafés, and bodegas within one - two blocks. Very safe. Three blocks from subway. Loved my BK stay. Would stay there again.
The apartment is bright, clean and very spacious with tons of open shelving and closet space. If you are traveling as a group or as two couples it's good to know that the two bedrooms are at opposite ends and access both kitchen and bathroom without disturbing the other which provides a nice degree of privacy.
We immediately fell in love with the neighbourhood as we stepped out of the subway at Franklin and Eastern Parkway. Eastern Parkway is a broad, tree-lined boulevard whereas Franklin Street boasts hip coffee shops, a direct-access wine boutique (quiet a novelty for NY), two organic grocery stores, a juice bar, a laundromat and (at 482 Franklin) an authentic Italian pizzeria with the best Ziti in Brooklyn. The food is awesome, the ambience less impressive - best to go for take-out.
Subway access to Manhattan is a breeze on the 2 and 3 trains from Franklin station and the A train from Nostrand and Fulton station (an express stop) a 10 minute walk north on Franklin, turn right at Fulton.
Feeling quite energetic and sufficiently curious one afternoon we walked straight north on Bedfort into Williamsburg. Bedfort meanders through several distinct neighbourhoods of varying degrees of attractiveness but all are safe and full of friendly, helpful New Yorkers always ready to give directions.
Williamsburg is young, hip, current with quirky shops and restaurants offering interesting and very good, American micro-brewed beers. Well worth a trip on the L train after a busy day in Manhattan.
We had an amazing four days in the apartment and the city and would definitely rent the apartment again.
In all fairness I have to mention one hiccup. The door leading from the main bedroom into the hallway cannot be locked rendering the apartment accessible 24/7. We made Ed aware of the situation and he most likely -hopefully- has already fixed the problem.
Martina and Eric
The apt is in an up and coming neighorhood (crown heights) close to public transport and some eateries/small grocery stores.
The apartment itself was clean but lacked warmth and basic (website hidden) unmade beds upon arrival, insufficient toilet paper (1/4 roll), no dishwashing liquid , no iron and insufficient towels and pillows. We texted Ed and he suggested we visit the corner store to buy toilet paper ourselves. However, when we pushed back he did have his neighbor leave toilet paper, pillows and towels at the bottom of the stairs.
Nonetheless Ed was kind enough to allow us to add an additional person the day before for an extra fee which we appreciated
it is a great house to consider to live in NY. It is really convenient to walk to the subway stations, just walk by two blocks. And the environment is great, the house is huge. It will be a good choice for the visitors to live.
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Premier voyage à New York et franchement nous en avons eu plein les yeux! Le logement était bien, propre à 2 pas du métro et peu de temps pour rejoindre Manhattan. A notre arrivée, un ami d edouardo était la pour nous remettre les clefs. Tout s'est bien passé. Nous avons pu partir en fin d'après midi car nous avions un vol de nuit. Je recommande de réserver cet appartement !!
The host was very easy to communicate with. He answered texts and emails quickly. The apt was clean and free of pests. The check-in process was easy. He had someone come to meet us and give us the keys.
We did have a few issues though. The bathroom sink was broken when we arrived. We were told it would be fixed that afternoon but I think they had trouble getting a plumber to come. It was fixed the next day. Ed did communicate with us through this issue.
The furniture is very sparse. There wasn't really enough seating for everyone-only one small sofa and no table or chairs.
There are some great restaurants a block down on Franklin. Great pasta at Cent'Anni and a fantastic coffee shop-Breukelen Coffee Shop.
For readers there is a really good indie bookstore called Hullabaloo.
Prospect Park is within walking distance and has a terrific farmer's market on the weekends.
The subway is a little bit of a walk, but not bad (on Franklin).
Overall the area is a bit rough, but with some gems interspersed.
One serious warning: There was a shooting across the street one night and subsequent police and fire presence.
I do love Brooklyn, but I will probably stay a little closer to Williamsburg next time.
Ed left my place in one piece and clean. He was easy to communicate with and was low maintenance.