I am coming to NYC next April to research part of a novel I am writing and I would like to be in the Park Slope/Carroll Gardens/Boerum Hill area - for 8 nights, and I will have my kids aged 13 and 8 with me. We have just got back from a fabulous trip to Colorado and Utah where we booked 4 privately owned properties via VRBO and it worked like a dream - there are loads of Brooklyn properties on VRBO but I gather from this site that private rental is unwise. The thing is, I really want to get into the spirit of the neighbourhood and there is no way I want to be holed up with the boys in a hotel room for over a week (we need 2 separate rooms so I can work in the evenings).
Can anyone suggest any kind of solution, maybe a reputable apartment hotel - or anything else that is not illegal or non-existent ! Thanks for any advice you can give me.