Entire Apartment for private use:
Sunny 1 bd apt with large queen sized bedroom, the spacious layout of this apt also has a living rm, dining rm and separate kitchen in a beautiful brownstone. Conveniently located on a lovely street (winner of the 2014 greenest Brooklyn block) and is only half a block from historic Saratoga park.
Experience living in an authentic Brooklyn, New York Brownstone in the exciting and vibrant Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood on an tree lined tranquil block.
Guest will occupy top floor apartment of brownstone and have their own private entrance to the apartment, including front stoop will be two short flights (staircases) up.
THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN BED-STUY
While Bedford-Stuyvesant still has the gritty Brooklyn feel we’ve all come to know and love, this neighborhood truly is up and coming, not to mention chock full of amazing things to do, see, and eat. Why not head down to a new, fun, and cheap destination to check out all this quirky neighborhood has to offer?
Taking a stroll down Bed-Stuy’s beautiful, tree lined blocks is a must for any architecture buff. Built between 1870 and 1900, the historical district is located north to Jefferson Avenue, east to Malcolm X Boulevard, and west to Tompkins Avenue. Make sure to stop by MacDonough Street, which has been a competitor in the annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. In addition to being extremely pretty, each building has a rich cultural history and the neighborhoods are sure to make a nice walk.
Fulton Park, Chauncey Street, New York, NY, USA, + (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Lunch and Dinner Spots:
Bed-Stuy has a ton to offer the hungry tourist, after walking through the brownstones and checking out the random stores spread through the streets, it’s great to know just how many options there really are. Hit up Black Swan if you are in need of some amazing bloody marys loaded with toppings or just some classic American food. If you want first-rate Italian cooking look no further than Saraghina. Bed-Stuy is also home to some exceptional Southern cuisine, and Peaches is a local favorite.
Peaches Hothouse - 415 Tompkins Avenue, New York, NY, USA, + (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Beso - 370 Lewis Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11233
L’Antagoniste - 238 Malcolm X Blvd., Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY 11221
Dog lovers rejoice! Bed-Stuy has a variety of incredible dog runs and parks, perfect for families or fitness enthusiasts to explore. Head over to Thompkins Park – this tree lined spot off of Lafayette Avenue is complete with an amphitheater and neighborhood vibe: the dog park is tons of fun for you and your pooch.
With the influx of hipsters moving to Bed-Stuy nowadays, the vintage scene is booming. The last few years have seen an eruption of pre-1990s military jackets, leather shoes, antique hats and vintage dresses. A personal favorite is the new clothing store Harold and Maude, which takes its name from a cult classic movie from the 1970s. This charming little venue will surely delight any quirky hipster.
Harold and Maude Vintage, 592 Lafayette Avenue, New York, NY, USA
Plant and Garden Shopping:
Want your apartment to be just like all the beautiful brownstones on the green streets of Bed-Stuy? The things you really need are a ton of plants. Huge, glossy indoor flowers and air-cleaners, tiny baby succulents, flowering outdoor pots to go on your stoop. One of the best plant stores in all of Brooklyn is in the heart of Bed-Stuy, right down Stuyvesant Street. Seasons is a friendly little spot where you can get anything from cacti to homemade plant food called witch’s brew; it’s definitely a local favorite.
Seasons, 358 Stuyvesant Avenue, New York, NY, USA, + (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Bedford-Stuyvesant is home to more than just jazz. Lately more and more restaurants are appearing with expensive tastes and classy ingredients. Some of the upscale new bars and restaurants are really catering to fresh faces in the neighborhood. One of these is Baron’s, a brand new oyster bar on Dekalb Avenue, complete with refurbished church pew benches and picturesque windows.
Baron’s - 564 Dekalb Avenue, New York, NY, USA, + (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Antique Furniture Shopping:
There are a surprising number of top quality vintage and antique furniture shops finding a welcoming home in Bed-Stuy, rivaling the best of Manhattan’s stores with the added bonus of a (slightly) cheaper price tag. A treasure completely unique to Bed-Stuy is the man behind I Like Mike’s Modern and Midcentury, who expertly refurbishes and completely restores beautiful pieces of furniture in his historic brownstone home.
Looking for bars with that distinctive, chill vibe that has defined the Brooklyn nightlife scene? Whether you are in need of a nice sports bar to watch the game with your buds, a cocktail bar to bring your girls to for an after work pick-me-up, or just a college hangout spot, look no further than Bed-Stuy! With its close proximity to Pratt, One Last Shag is a good spot to go meet other intellectual drinkers. If you’re looking for a standard good time head over to Project Parlor, an alcoholic oasis in downtown Bed-Stuy.
One Last Shag - 348 Franklin Avenue, New York, NY, USA, + (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The Wilky - 108 Patchen Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221
Therapy Wine Bar - 364 Lewis Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11233
Stop Time - 1223 Bedford Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY 11216
The Way Station - 683 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Silent Barn - 603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
1. We have put a lot of love and care into creating a comfortable space. Please take good care of it and keep it clean!
2. No Smoking in the apartment or within the immediate vicinity of the premises.
3. Please turn off the Air Conditioner, lights and the TV when leaving the room. It is not economical to have it running all day.
4. Any damage done to property or items missing from the unit, will be your responsibility and will be deducted from your deposit.
5. This is New York City, anything can happen! Please know that in the 7 years I have lived here I have never had any security problems. However, please use your new city-smarts when walking around late at night. Stay alert, don't be preoccupied with your phone or ipod, know where your keys are etc.
6. We recycle in NYC so guests are responsible for sorting their own garbage. You will be provided with two garbage bins, one for recycling items (glass, bottles and paper) and one for regular items. Please make sure that you are not mixing recycled and regular garbage.
7. Absolutely no partying allowed in the apartment or on the premises. Only registered guest are allowed in the apartment unless approved in advance with host.
Hi, my Husband Patrick and I are native New Yorkers, born and raised in Brooklyn, We love to travel, listen to live music, cook and relax at home. We look forward to meeting and greeting you and hope to make you feel at home when you are in our Brownstone.