I have found my new home base for visits to New York. This fantastic hotel is new and clean. The staff, from the front desk personnel to the cleaning staff are all friendly and helpful. The rooms are decent sized with nice furniture and those incredibly comfortable Marriott beds. The bathroom is a touch small, with just a shower, toilet and smaller vanity. But there is plenty of shelf space for toiletries.
Don't forget to check out the rooftop patios with incredible views of city including the Verrazano bridge, the Statue of Liberty, the new Freedom Tower and the new Barclays Center.
Breakfast was nice, with plenty of options, including freshly made waffles. There is also a business center and workout room, which I didn't have an opportunity to use.
The surrounding area is mostly industrial, but safe even at night. There is a subway stop 4 blocks away (Union St. station on the R Train) providing easy access into Manhattan or to the LIRR Atlantic Terminal.