This fully furnished two-bedroom apartment with shared access to a large backyard terrace is located in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn. The apartment is located on the top floor (1st floor for Europeans) of a 2-story walk-up townhouse and under one block from the J and Z subway station at Norwood Avenue.
In this contemporary two-bedroom apartment, the bedrooms are about the same size, perfect for share situations. Each room has a full size bed and a closet, and there is also a full size convertible sofa bed in the living room to add flexibility. The living room is quite open, with the kitchen lining one wall and three winodws on another, looking over the backyard deck, away from the street. The kitchen has lovely chestnut cabinets, and plenty of them, fantastic for storing things out of sight. There are matching white modern appliances, including a oven hood with an exhaust fan to help keep things cool. Additionally you have a tiled backsplash and floor, which is great for easy clean up. There are plenty of seating options between the dining table and the matching sofa - chair set. The bathroom is situated near the entrance, and there is also an additional storage closet near here as well.
This two bedroom is situated on one of Brooklyn's more residential streets off the intersection of Hale and Ridgewood Avenues. One pleasant aspect of this area is Highland Park, just two blocks north. The Brooklyn-Queens Greenway winds through this park, connecting it with the huge Forest Park to the east, offering a pleasant option for bike rides and nature walks.
Nearby on Fulton Street, you can find a variety of food including Caribbean, Chinese and even pizza, the Brooklyn standby. If you would rather eat and do your shopping all in one place, then head to Gateway Mall. Restaurants you will find there include Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Other stores include Target, Best Buy, Old Navy, Staples, Marshall's, Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, and BJ's Wholesale Club: all just 2.2 mi away (3.54 km) and accessible directly by bus if you do not have a car.
There are plenty of other things do in Brooklyn. You can visit the performing arts center at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) 5.1 mi (8.2km) to the north. Performances at BAM include: opera, dance, comedy, literary work and music. If you are a basketball fan, come check out Brooklyn Nets at the brand new (2012) Barclays Center. Don't forget to check out Barclays' itinerary for other events, incuding concerts.
NYC rocks! Hop on the J or Z train (less than a block away!), situated on Norwood Avenue and Fulton Street; this runs through Brooklyn and will take you all the way to Broad Street (Wall Street): the home of the world's #1 Financial District in downtown Manhattan. There you can visit the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank. This train line has the benefit of being above ground, so you can admire the NYC skyline every day! It also can drop you on the Lower East Side, where you can connect to one of the uptown subway lines, great for those who need to commute around New York City.