Waterfront loft apartment in Dumbo overlooking the skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, East River, and parks.
PARKSIDE AND WATERFRONT DUMBO LOFT WITH STELLAR VIEWS
* Seeking a sublet for entire month of August. No short-term inquiries, please. *
* Please send a message before making a reservation request. I will reply quickly with some helpful notes. *
This is my 700 square foot loft apartment in Dumbo, Brooklyn, which has one of the best views in all of New York City. It is directly on the waterfront across the street from the park. (Yes, the view photos were actually taken from my window.)
I'm on an upper floor of a century-old brick-and-timber building. There are hardwood floors, giant windows, high ceilings and exposed brick.
The living room furniture has been upgraded since these photos, which I will update soon.
The view speaks for itself. It is like a moving painting, overlooking the East River, Financial District, the Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges, a Victorian-era carousel, the South St Seaport and a giant park.
Dumbo is beautiful, quiet neighborhood, but there are restaurants, bars, shops, a fancy 24-hour grocery store and things to do within a few blocks.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park has recently been expanded and is now one of the most amazing recreation spaces in New York.
Dumbo is very convenient to Chinatown, the LES, Soho, Tribeca, East & West Village, Chelsea, Midtown and other North BK neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Fort Greene and Brooklyn Heights.
The F is very close and the A/C trains are also nearby. This is exactly one stop from Manhattan. Under ten minutes to Wall St or Chinatown and 30 minutes to Times Square.
Wifi, elevator, A/C, heating, full kitchen.
MORE ABOUT THE BUILDING:
The building was built around 1900 by EW Bliss & Company for the manufacture of tools, presses, lathes, dies, and other metal equipment. One old photo of the building and an engraving are included in the photo set.
During World War II, most of the neighborhood's factories were adapted to suit military needs. Munitions were manufactured here, which led to the creation of the separated building in the center the block, where finished products were stored.
As manufacturing in NYC and America began its slow decline, the upper floors of the building got turned into lofts. People starting covertly living here in the early 80s, and eventually the building became the amalgam of live/work spaces, apartments and small businesses that it is today.
Please understand that this is live/work building, not a luxury loft apartment building. There is no doorman. My apartment is tidy, but is not sparkling clean like an art gallery or hotel room. The building's common areas look like an old warehouse... Because that's what it is.
ATTENTION AIRBNB NEWBIES:
If you are new to Airbnb and don't have much or any feedback, please tell me about yourself.
Consider that you are asking me to rent my home to you while I am not present.
YOUR PAPERS PLEASE:
I will need a photo or scan or a photo ID with a home address from all guests, just like a hotel.
The entire apartment.
Interaction with guests
I am usually out of town while guests stay here, but my amazing neighbors can help with questions that come up.
First and foremost, please be considerate of my neighbors and building.
Two guests maximum, with possible consideration for children. No pets.
No smoking anywhere inside the apartment or building.
Keep it very quiet after 10pm. Some of my neighbors have families.
It is okay to bring a friend or two over for lunch or drinks, but please *no* parties or late night gatherings.
The water heater is shared with a neighbor's unit, so please keep showers between 7am-10am and 7pm-10pm brief.
Please leave everything as you found it. The kitchen and bathroom should look like they did when you walked in.
Please do not leave anything in the fridge, and bring the trash to the designated area in the hall at the end of your stay.
There are some additional house and building rules you should ask for before booking.
My life in Brooklyn, NY is centered around producing and attending art and entertainment events.
Outside of culture, I spend my time bicycling, reading and cooking... and traveling.
I travel a few months each year for fun, family, creative projects, and business.
I have used Airbnb on three different continents and love how it allows me to see real homes and meet local people. I am also a host and rent my own place while I am away.