Our 1400 square foot loft is in a condo conversion of the historic Daily News printing plant. The master suite has en-suite bathroom w/jacuzzi, a walk-in closet and a small separate office. The second bedroom and bathroom are spacious as well. The apartment has a private deck of roughly 250 square feet.
The ceilings are between 13 and 15 feet high, the windows are 7-10 feet high (great light!) and the floors are hardwood (tile and stone in the bathrooms). The kitchen is quite large for New York and has a dishwasher and washer/dryer.
The building is set back from the street inside nicely landscaped grounds which are a pleasure in the warmer months. It has a 24-hour doorman, a gym, and a large shared roof deck with grills, sinks, and a small playground (please contact us regarding visiting with children).
We are in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, just across Flatbush Avenue from Park Slope. The neighborhood is primarily historic brownstones with mature trees. The street itself is residential, with one 24-hour store at the corner and several commercial strips nearby.
We are a 10 minute walk from the renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music cultural complex, which includes performance spaces (dance, theater, opera), movie theaters, a cafe that often hosts live music, and more. We're roughly 20 minutes from the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park (which hosts many cultural programs in the summertime) and the Central Library. There are numerous other smaller cultural institutions in the area, including theaters, live music venues of all types, and artists' studios.
We are 7 minutes, 10 minutes, and 25 minutes walking distance, respectively, from 5th Avenue, Dekalb Avenue, and Smith Street, Brooklyn's 3 "Restaurant Rows." There is excellent shopping (from 24-hour supermarkets and drugstores to fancy boutiques to funky vintage) in the neighborhood. There is plenty of nightlife.
Roughly 3 minutes from the Bergen Street stop on the 2 and 3 lines.
Roughly 10 minutes from the Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street stop on the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R lines and the Long Island Railroad
Transit time to downtown Manhattan is roughly 10 minutes; 20-25 minutes to Midtown.
We are very lucky to have flexible schedules which let us travel. We have done a few home exchanges in the past and have found them to be wonderful experiences.