Two room ground floor apt in a 120 yr old townhouse has charm to spare
About Peter Hildebrand
Peter owns two clothing labels, Live Poultry Designs, and Grace Parkour, and silkscreens images of lesser know NYC landmarks on clothing. Tourist shirts for locals! The Red Hook 'R' sign is one of our most popular. He is also a painter and has shown his work all over New York City and elsewhere. Sharon works at Interfaith Medical Center in as a therapist. She is an avid sci-fi geek in her spare time. Our son Gus, is in the 9th grade and loves parkour, guitar, drawing, and of course, video games.
Peter Hildebrand purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Peter Hildebrand chose Red Hook
Transportation in Red Hook is provided by the B61 bus (stop across the street from our house) which takes you to all major subway lines in 10-15 minutes. You can track exactly when the next bus will arrive with this link: (website hidden) There is the NYC Ferry two blocks behind our house that takes you up and down Brooklyn and over to Pier 11 in Manhattan for $2.75 per trip. A scenic and fun way to get to the City. It's also a pleasant 20 walk through scenic Carroll Gardens to the F and G trains. The IKEA nearby on the waterfront also provides a ferry service to lower Manhattan. http://(email hidden)/tours/ikea The wildly popular Citi Bike bike share rental program has several pickup/dropoff locations in Red Hook for treks into the City across the Brooklyn Bridge where you can drop them off at any of hundreds of locations and jump on the subway. The Brooklyn Greenway bike path runs through Red Hook. The Greenway starts in Greenpoint, down through the Brooklyn Bridge Park and ends in Sunset Park. Farther south you can pick up the bike path to Coney Island under the Verrazano Bridge. Car services are inexpensive and plentiful, and provide an economic way to get around. You can also download the Uber app for other car service options. It’s a great way to get a car quickly. The time to get to Manhattan if you take the bus to the subway is roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on which subway line you are traveling to.
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Nice place to explore Brooklyn from
We stayed at this Red Hook property after a week of staying in Manhattan. The change of pace was nice. This place is reasonably well equipped although a couple more towels would have been nice. It would also be good if there was a small chest of drawers near the bed. We used the CitiBikes a lot and very much enjoyed the easy access to the bike paths, but it was a long trek to the closest subway station (15 min brisk walk), which makes this location somewhat inconvenient for quick trips to Manhattan. Not a big deal for us as we had already spent a week there. There was no air conditioning in the suite which was fine for us as it was relatively cool but we did need to sleep with a window open and the ceiling fan on. There are some bars and restaurants close by as well as a corner store, and a short bike ride or drive will take you to Fairway Market, which is a great grocery store. Again, if you like bike riding, or if you have a car, I would most definitely recommend this place for exploring all that Brooklyn has to offer.
Nice way to see New York
The apartment is not fancy but very comfortable and convenient. You can be in Wall Street in half an hour; it takes just 7 min walk to the Ferry station, and 23 min of a very beautiful ride enjoying the view of Manhattan. The ferry is not crowded and there are boats every half an hour in the morning and in the evenings.
The down side is a very small bathroom.
There is plenty of parking space in the area.
The kids loved the tree house.
Thanks for staying with us and we're so glad your kids liked the treehouse!
The accommodation was warm, clean, cozy, comfortable and exactly what we were looking for.
We were looking for an authentic place to stay while we explored NYC and the surrounds. Red Hook was an awesome place with a village feel to it.
Our accommodation was perfect and exactly what we were looking for.
Hassle free and close to loads of transport options.
Our favourite was the ferry over to wall street pier....though walking across brooklyn bridge was hard to beat as well.
Definitely look at this place if your keen on being close to NYC.
It's nice to look back at the city every day.
Awesome Red Hood VRBO
We (family of 4) stayed 5 nights at this VRBO in July 2018 to visit my sister who lives in Red Hook/Carrol Gardens.
It was perfect! Very clean with all the amenities you need (iron, ironing board, kitchen supplies, towels, etc). Comfortable bed and linens.
The backyard was a lovely bonus and my kids loved the tree house!
The neighborhood is funky and industrial. Coffee shops and restaurants in walking distance.
Noise from trucks on the street did not bother us at all - and just exactly what you'd expect from a city apartment.
The bathroom and shower are tiny but again - exactly what you'd expect from an NYC apartment :)
Peter was great! Super responsive and helpful. When there was a small leak in the bathroom sink plumbing Peter repaired it the same day.
We will definitely stay here again the next time we visit Brooklyn.
It was lovely having Donnieanne and her family stay with us. They were very quiet and respectful. They left our apartment neat and clean. We recommend them to AirBnB hosts. 5 Stars!
Charming flat in a charming environment.
Very conveniently located in charming Red Hook. Public transportation was absolutely excellent with the B61 bus line opposite the house taking you to connections in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I loved the cosy little garden with the tree-house. The landlords were very friendly and considerate. It's a phantastic place to stay when you want to explore New York.
It was a delight having Edda and her friendly family stay with us. We could tell they were taken with Brooklyn so we were happy to be able to provide for them.
A great local experience
My daughter and I wanted to visit NYC and get a more "local" experience. This was a great place to do that. We loved the kitchen and the easy access to local stores and public transportation. The noise from the buses was a little much at first, but we quickly got used to it and made it part of our experience. We had a wonderful time and are very thankful for the opportunity to visit and have a classic New York area townhouse experience.
It was great having Linda and her daughter stay with us. They were guiet and considerate; we hardly heard a peep! Communication was clear and timely, and they left the apartment immaculate. We recommend them as guests to other hosts wholeheartedly.
Red Hook is a vibrant, ever-changing neighborhood that has the quiet, small town quality of fishing village. We are surrounded on three sides by water which give the area a unique and beautiful light.
This area is populated with many artists and craftspeople, with several art galleries. There are many top notch restaurants that are some of the best in Brooklyn. Red Hook has become a foodie paradise! There are also some great, funky bars including Bait and Tackle, and the legendary Sunny's, not to be missed.
Fairway Market, eight blocks away, is one of the best supermarkets in the City, with local and rare products, excellent produce, and even dry aged meat, as well as a cafe with stupendous views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
There are several piers which are excellent for sunset viewing or watching weekly movies on an outdoor screen.
We are primarily a neighborhood with an industrial and maritime past, and there are many old buildings and warehouses that date to the Civil War, making it a fun and educational place to explore on foot.
During the Revolutionary War, the 'Battle of Brooklyn' was fought at Fort Defiance on the waterfront, and later Al Capone was born here and roamed the streets before moving to Chicago to start his infamous career.