Submitted: September 6, 2011
Stayed: August 2011
I have just returned from my 3rd stay in Terrace Tower, 11th Ave, Brooklyn. The 1st time was Oct 2010, a beautiful time of the year here when the trees lining the avenues are vibrant and the front stoops are decorated with pumpkins and lanterns; the 2nd time was during the heat of this summer; the 3rd an unplanned, extended stay caused by Hurricane Irene. Fortunately, Roger, the owner, had an apartment free and at just two hours' notice, very oblingingly accommodated 4 stranded travellers! All 3 apartments, the 1-bedded ones and the 2-bedded one are very well equipped. Pans, crockery, cutlery, comfortables beds and counches, a large fridge, TV, CD players are very much needed air conditioning help to make us feel at home in this beautiful and prestigious part of Brooklyn, where we never felt like tourists. Little touches like soap and individual sets of towels, napkins and even soap powder and washing up liquid are very appreciated. The laundry room is superb. Being on site, Roger is often available and very friendly and amenable. He always responded immediately to any emails I sent. The location couldn't be better. It is safe and Park Slope has been voted Brooklyn's No.1 place to live and just 5 minutes from the F train, I don't understand why anyone would wish to stay in an anonymous, expensive Manhattan hotel, when you can live amongst the residents of the iconic brownstones of Brooklyn. The subway easily takes you to Manhattan, Queens, Coney Island or Williamsburg. Buses are nearby to get to Red Hook to have a famous key lime pie. It's easy to reach both JFK or La Guardia. There is no need for taxis. There are many amenities close by- a supermarket immediately across the road, Rhythm & Booze, a friendly local pub and Prospect Ave, 7th Ave and 5th Ave will leave you spoilt for choice for restaurants and other shopping treats. I recommend Le P'tit Paris and Couleurs Cafe on 7th Ave and Canaille and The Chocolate Room on 5th Ave. Prospect Park, Brooklyn's answer to Central Park is at the end of the street and the Botanic Gardens is a delightful place to see flowers, birds and butterflies. I am already wondering when I can come again and even after 3 visits there are still places I have yet to see in Brooklyn. I cannot recommend these apartments highly enough and I would not stay anywhere else in New York.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments about both the apartments and Brooklyn. Look forward to having you visit again.
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