There is no better feeling than returning home to the comfort of a charming old-world Brownstone after spending a busy day in the active and contemporary environment of NYC! Experience this serene ambiance first-hand with a one-bedroom apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Located on Macon Street and Lewis Avenue, the lovely living space sits on the 2nd floor (considered the 1st by Europeans) of a four-story walk-up pre-war building.
Gorgeous trim moldings line the bright yellow walls of the spacious living room area. Two large windows allow natural sunlight to lend vibrancy to the interior, overlooking a garden area. The decorative fireplace (a staple in classic brownstones) adds a comforting feeling. The simple furnishing do not overpower the classic features of the room; included atop the hardwood flooring are a queen-sized sofa bed, coffee table and flat-screen cable television. Track lighting and a unique engraved ceiling light and paintings hang from the wall, giving this space a lived-in feel. Nearest the windows, a dining table stands ready to accommodate meals, workloads and recreational activities.
Attached to the living room is a well-equipped open-kitchen. Lined with trim moldings, this space includes dark wooden cabinets providing storage space for cooking goods, and a window to illuminate the small and efficient space. Appliances supplied include a refrigerator with freezer, oven/stove, microwave, toaster and a water cooler. The bathroom is accessible through the kitchen.
The commodious bedroom, separated from the living room by long curtains (but no door), spans 360sqft (approx.34.2sqm). Here, an exposed brick wall on one side of the wall sets the tone of the room, and beautiful crown moldings set off the entire space. Against the brick wall stands another decorative fireplace facing two queen-sized beds, separated by a twin-sized folding sofabed (available for use at your convenience). Two large windows allow sunlight to illuminate the sleeping quarters, giving views of the row of townhouses across the street.
This stylish one bedroom brownstone is one of many in the community of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Surrounded by such neighborhoods as Crown Heights and Clinton Hill, Bed-Stuy encompasses a lively atmosphere with a selection of art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Listed below are some must-visit suggestions in the neighborhood.
- For daily needs, visit the Fulton Street thoroughfare, beginning about 4 blocks south of the apartment (about 450 meters); here you have the Fulton Street Laundry and a Duane Reade pharmacy, where you can go for basic household items (.7 miles or 1.2 km)
- Brooklyn Public Library: Borrow a book from the NYPL. Located literally just around the corner!
- Decatur Playground: Read your new book here, just a short walk from the apartment. Located at 242 MacDonough Street
- Peaches: Locally famous restaurant serving Southern fare, also just around the corner
- House of Art Gallery: Art gallery, just one street west
- Brooklynite Gallery: Alternative gallery option to the east on Reid Avenue and Bainbridge Street (.4 miles / 650 meters)
- Prospect Park: Brooklyn's largest park, complete with zoo and lake, accessible via a combination of the S and C trains or about 2 miles (approx 3.5 km) away
- Brooklyn Museum: Located at the northern tip of Prospect Park, with one of NYC's largest art collections
For public transportation around Brooklyn and into Manhattan, walk to Utica Avenue and Fulton Street serving the A and C trains (0.3mi, about 550 meters). The A train runs express and will take you to lower Manhattan in just 5 stops!