About this listing
Rent our cute one-bedroom apartment off Franklin Avenue while we're away! It's a beautiful pre-war third-floor walkup one-bedroom with hardwood floors. Perfect for a couple. We have two loving cats who will need care and give affection.
The entire apartment!
Interaction with guests
We're subletting our space while on vacation. We may not get to meet you at all, or perhaps will on your way in or way out.
Crown Heights is a diverse neighborhood with beautiful buildings and streets, near to the park, fine restaurants, cafes, groceries, and transit. It has art spaces, community gardens, and yoga studios within walking distance. The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Library central branch, and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens are all just a lovely walk on tree-lined Eastern Parkway away.
We're in a fabulous location for transit! The 2/3/4/5/S Franklin Ave express stop is just three blocks away, and will take you into Manhattan in less than twenty minutes. It will get you to midtown (Grand Central) in between thirty and forty minutes.
We're also about a ten minute walk from the Prospect Park B/Q/S stop.
Other things to note
This apartment is a great deal, but we are only willing to rent it to someone who can make that entire duration work for them.
If you're interested, we'd like to really know who you are -- please send us some details about yourself! We would also like to have a brief (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) call before booking.
Welcome to our apartment, and thank you!
How to contact us:
If anything comes up, you can reach John at ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or Katia at
((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Both call and text are OK. You can also reach us by (EMAIL HIDDEN) and (EMAIL HIDDEN)
Internet: You can use the network "queenkima5" or "princesspuff24". The
password for both is "!Foo*Bar*Baz!" (no quotes).
Closets & Storage: We've cleared out the smaller closet for your use. There
is also the large middle drawer in the dresser in front of that closet free for
Humidifier: The air in our apartment can get dry. Feel free to use the
humidifier located to the left of the desk. It's most easily filled up in the
kitchen sink. Make sure to put the vent attachment back on after refilling.
Cats: Thank you for taking care of our two lovely cats, Kima and Puff! Kima is
Puff's mom. Kima has three spots on her side, while Puff has a little mullet.
* Food: The cats eat a total of one and a half cans of wet food per day --
three quarters of a can per cat per day. You can find the food under the
sink. The cans have pull tabs, so you do not need to use a can opener. Be
careful opening them though!
They require at least one feeding in the morning and once before bed. If
you're around during the day, they can also be fed around 5PM. If you're
feeding them only twice in the day, split three quarters of a can between the
two dishes in front of the stove. If you're feeding them three times in the
day, split half a can between the two dishes. Put the remainder of the can
in the fridge for later.
* Behavior: When feeding them, try to make sure that each cat is eating from
their own dish. Give Puff her food first. She eats slower and Kima
will try to edge in on her food -- don't be afraid to push Kima back!
While they are very cuddly in the night, and should happily curl up alongside
you, they also may begin to bother you quite early in the morning (around 6AM).
If this is not to your liking, just walk into the other room -- they'll follow
you expecting food -- and close the door. Or keep the door closed at night.
If you want to play with them, they love the laser pointer that you can find
in the bowl on the kitchen table.
* Litter: We use clumping, scoopable litter. There is a gray plastic scooper
alongside the heating pipe to the right of the toilet. Once or twice per day
you should scoop the clumped solids out of the litter into the toilet and
flush. Do not flush all the litter -- only what has clumped. There is also
a bag of litter to the right of the toilet. As the level of the litter gets
lower, you can pour a little more fresh litter on top.
Plants: We have about a dozen houseplants. We've tried to gather them
together near the windows to make it easy to take care of them. Don't worry
about any plants in the bathroom.
* Watering: The plants like a misting using the blue spray bottle, located to
the right of the toilet, once per day. When the soil gets dry, they need
a sprinkle of water from the green watering can, under the table in the
living room. All plants are located by the living room and bedroom windows,
excepting the prayer plant hanging by the keyboard and the vine hanging over
the bed. Only the basil in the living room window needs daily water.
* Grow lamp: We are growing herbs with a grow lamp in the living room. This
is on a timer, which will go off at 11PM and on at 6AM. If the light bothers
you in the bedroom, the door should work to keep it out.
* Fire extinguisher: In case of an emergency, you can find a red fire
extinguisher under the sink to the right. It is suitable for any kind of
* Utensils: All our utensils are in the small drawer in the bar cart in front
of the stove. It can be a little sticky on the track.
* Garbage: Our garbage can is under the sink. The top sometimes gets a bit
stuck, just tug on it. There are garbage bags in the basket behind the can.
To take out the garbage, simply take the bag out and put it in one of the cans
located by the sidewalk outside the building, to the right as you exit. You
can do this any day of the week.
* Recycling: If you would like to recycle, we have plastic bins by the front
door. We keep paper in the top black bin to the right of the door as you
enter, and plastic/metal in the bottom black bin opposite the door.
* Tea kettle: The glass tea kettle heats up on the stovetop, but use a low
heat (4 or less). High heat can crack the glass.
* Stovetop: The left-hand burners work fine by twisting the knob past ten
until the burner lights, then back to the setting you want. The pilot is out
on the right-hand burners, however, so you will need to use the red lighter
located on the shelves above the stove to the right in order to use the
* If you see any jars full of weird looking liquids, don't worry about it! We
ferment vegetables, and also have some jars of kombucha. Nothing is amiss.
:) However, if anything does smell offensive, feel free to throw it away.
Cleaning: We do not have a cleaning service, so please tidy before you go. You
can leave used towels and sheets on the bed. We do not have a dishwasher. All
cleaning products are under the kitchen and bathroom sinks. You are welcome to
use the vacuum, located under the keyboard, if you want.
* Laundry: The nearest laundromat is located across Franklin Avenue between
Carroll and President. It has reasonable prices. The washer will run for
half an hour, and most clothes will dry between 40 minutes and an hour on high
* Groceries: The nearest grocery store is very close, the Associated on
Franklin Avenue between Carroll and Crown. They have good hours, and should
be open until at least 9PM.
On Saturdays, there is a farmers market at Grand Army Plaza at the north end
of Prospect Park. It is about a fifteen minute walk away, and has an excellent
selection of local vegetables, apples, good bread, cheese, and meat.
* Subway/Bus: The nearest train is a five minute walk away, the 2/3/4/5 at
Franklin Ave and Eastern Parkway. The express 4/5 will get you to the
Financial District of Manhattan in about fifteen minutes. The B/Q train is
located at Empire Blvd and Flatbush, about fifteen minutes away.
* Restaurants: Franklin Ave has lots of restaurants and bars. We recommend
Gladys for a quick bite. Franklin Park at St John's place has good burgers
and literary events some weeknights. Feel free to email us if you want more
suggestions on restaurants and happenings in the area!