Take in a bit of historic Brooklyn during your trip to NYC by staying in this renovated one bedroom vacation rent in Bedford-Stuyvesant! Dating from 1900, this apartment retains much of the original charm associated with brownstone buildings, such as wooden window sashes and two lovely decorative fireplaces. Found on the 2nd floor of a 4-story walk-up building, this apartment also offers the luxury of a private enclosed rooftop terrace, complete with wooden patio furniture that allows you to enjoy a meal outdoors!
The unique open layout of this one bedroom apartment also reminds you of old-world charm. The entrance leads to the main bedroom, furnished with a queen size platform bed with convenient storage drawers underneath. Facing to the north, glass French doors allow in plenty of sunlight and after a few steps up, you'll find yourself outside on the terrace. Behind the bedroom is the bathroom, with a claw foot bathtub and a large window to illuminate the space. On the other side of this room is the kitchen, which is open on either end to allow it to receive natural light. While still maintaining the traditional feel with exposed brick, an antique sink and oak cabinets, you have modern stainless steel appliances at your disposal, enabling you to cook a full meal on the days you don't feel like dining out. The south end of the apartment has the living room, which has a sitting area with a loveseat and chandelier lighting to highlight the high ceilings. Additionally there is a trundle sofa bed that can be used as two single sized beds or one queen-sized bed to accommodate larger groups. This room also features a wall-mounted flat screen television, and if you bring your computer or smartphone, wireless Internet access is available throughout to help you research all the possibilities in NYC! Please note that while the open layout of this apartment does allow light to spread nicely, it also can limit privacy when there are more guests.
Outside your door you will find Hancock Street, a residential street lined with similar brownstone and townhouse buildings, the very image that you see in countless movies and TV shows depicting Brooklyn. However, the Bedford-Stuyvesant area is not only residential, two blocks away on Tompkins Avenue you will find many small cafes, shops and restaurants; try Common Grounds, known for its excellent coffee. Also two blocks away is the Jefferson Market, convenient for grocery shopping. For dining out, everyone in the neighborhood would be sure to recommend Saraghina to you (2.5 blocks); with a wood burning oven and favoring local ingredients, their pizza is super flavorful, and the restaurant interior exudes a pleasant rustic atmosphere. There's also Therapy Wind Bar just half a block down from the pizzeria on Lewis Avenue, or if southern cuisine is more your style, check out Peaches, 2 blocks further, renowned for their fried chicken and homey brunches. If you feel like walking, venture south of Fulton Street and you will be in Crown Heights, with much more lovely architecture and the Brooklyn's Children Museum, the Botanic Garden, and the absolutely enormous Prospect Park. The B43 bus, 1.5 blocks away, will take you to northern Brooklyn, including the popular Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods that teem with boutiques, bars and in increasing array of fine dining.
Of course, you will probably want to get out of the neighborhood at some point, and fortunately you have a subway station not too far from this vacation rental accommodation. The C train is about 5 short blocks south, which can take you to Manhattan's Financial District in 8 stops. However, if you transfer to the express A train after one stop on the C, you can be there even faster in 6 stops! But after a day in the city, you won't be able to wait to come home to your calm abode in Brooklyn, New York!