New York City streets are exciting. Known for its innovative technologies, avant-garde fashion designers, and cutting-edge politics, NYC embraces the concept of modernity. Yet, parallel to this, it is the old-world charms of a brownstone to call home that attracts the desire of most New Yorkers. For this reason and more, the townhouse-lined streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn are getting more and more attention.
Now you too can experience the charm of a pre-war era brownstone apartment with this 2-bedroom apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Located on Macon Street and Lewis Avenue, this updated Brownstone sits on the top floor of a four-story walk-up building (Europeans would call this a three-story construction).
Lined with hard wood flooring and topped with embossed tin ceilings, the fully-furnished living room comes equipped with a decorative fireplace and full-sized convertible futon. Yellow walls with trim molding shine bright in the natural light of the sun, coming through two windows overlooking a back courtyard area. Lamps are provided for additional illumination. Supplying table space for meals or recreational activities are a coffee table and a long wooden dining table. For indoor entertainment, a flat-screen cable television sits atop the fireplace.
In typical brownstone fashion, the kitchen is located in the center of the apartment. Included here are an oven, microwave and refrigerator. Kitchen cabinets line the wall and allow space for storing foodstuffs. The bathroom can be accessed directly from the living room or from the hallway.
The master bedroom (Bedroom #1) features similar charms as the living room: exposed brick walls atop a decorative fireplace and crown moldings add personality to the sleeping quarters. Incorporated in this room are two queen-sized beds, ceiling fan with lamp, two north-facing windows with view of the street, and an air conditioner to offset humid New York nights. A second television is provided here to provide flexibility. The other bedroom is more intimate and includes one full-sized bed and a closet, as well as an extra A/C unit. This room is accessible through the main hallway.
This part of Bedford-Stuyvesant is in a part of Brooklyn that strives to keep its historic constructions, while also moving forward to develop cultural destinations. It now houses various art galleries, shops, and restaurants and is bordered by such popular areas as Crown Heights and Clinton Hill. Listed below are just a few suggestions of where to go during your stay.
- Decatur Playground: Indulge in some outdoor R&R on the benches of this park, just a short walk from the apartment. 0.2mi/300m.
- Brooklyn Public Library: Grab a book to read in the park, practically right outside your door! 371ft/110m.
- Duane Reade: Shop here for pharmaceutical needs and basic household items. 0.8mi/1.3km.
- Fulton Street: throughfare street with nearby laundromat: 4 blocks south or about 400 meters from the apartment
- Brooklynite Gallery: Art gallery, just around the corner to the east (0.4mi/650m)
- House of Art Gallery: Alternate art gallery, just around the corner to the west (0.2mi/400m)
- Peaches: acclaimed Southern restaurant, great for brunch or dinner! Just 1.5 blocks or less than 200 meters away
- Prospect Park: the largest park in Brooklyn is worth the trek! Accessible via a combination of the S and C trains or buses, or just walking the 2.2 miles (approx. 3.5 km). Here you have a zoo, playing fields, a lake and much more! Plus the Botanic Garden and the Brooklyn Art Museum are both situated on the northern edge of the park, fantastic one-of-a-kind cultural institutions.
For public transportation around Brooklyn and into Manhattan, walk to Utica Avenue and Fulton Street serving the A and C trains (about .3 miles from the apartment or about 350 meters). The A train is very convenient since it runs express and can take you quickly through Brooklyn to lower Manhattan in as few as 5 stops!