Our family stayed for 5 days in late july and could not have been made more welcome. Michael and his son O'Neall are restoring this lovely brownstone in a diverse neighborhood in Brooklyn and working hard to make his two units perfect for getaways.
The house is convenient to public transport (easy walk) and there is a good grocery store (with a nice organic section) about 5-7 minutes walk.We didn't cook any meals, but had snacks and breakfast at the apartment.We had everything we needed in the kitchen.
The clawfoot tub/shower was lovely, and we had plenty of towels and there were spare toiletries just in case too. Our girls enjoyed the cable tv when we got back tired at night, and the wifi meant we could easily plan our day and public transit. Michael also left takeout menus, transit maps, and city guides in the apartment for our use. Nice touch.
Now, Crown Heights is a real Brooklyn neighborhood. If you're looking for swanky hipster Brooklyn, this isn't it. But we were comfortable, welcome, and felt perfectly safe in this nice most-family neighborhood.
We got a tour of their lovely organic garden on our last day. So nice! We were made to feel welcome but never intruded upon. The lovely Brooklyn Brownstone made our Brooklyn stay great!