This AirBnB property, a restored 1887 brownstone on a tree-lined street, is owned by a private family who lets rooms for the short term. It's beautifully decorated and walking distance to restaurants, bars, parks, and BAM cultural center. Breakfast — prepared by the owner using organic ingredients — is served every morning in the dining room.
Sixty-four modern rooms, some that overlook McCarren Park, are nestled at the north end of Williamsburg. Amenities like a saltwater pool and 5,000 square feet of deck space are unique to the neighborhood.
This well-appointed historic brownstone B&B might be a little off the beaten path for most tourists, but it's a stone's throw from Brooklyn's best institutions: Prospect Park (built by Olmstead after Central Park), Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Library Main Branch, and the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.
A somewhat generic business hotel tries a little harder in hip Brooklyn (note: Basquiat references, chalkboard paint, in-room hammocks). It's affordable, in a nice neighborhood, and very accessible to Manhattan.
An old factory on the waterfront epitomizes New Brooklyn Style. It's industrial, farmy, laid-back-but-high-end, renovated, rediscovered, and topped with a roofdeck bar. A happening restaurant from a Marlow & Sons proprietor is filled with folks from Manhattan finally making the trek to the borough of dreams.