I attended my son's graduation in NYC and stayed here for 3 nights. The owner & hostess, Debbie, owns a classic, remodelled brownstone in the Bradford/Styvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. The neighborhood is very friendly and the residents look out for each other.
Debbie runs two businesses here: the Sankofa Aban B&B 24/7 and she hosts live jazz (real jazz) concerts with fish fry on Fridays.
She makes superb breakfasts and is quite friendly and fun. She tends to let messy beds & dirty towels pile up a bit after her guests leave. If spotless accomodations is what you seek, look elsewhere, but if it doesn't bother you, stay. The price is right for this location - $90/night for the single room on the third floor. Bring earplugs in case your room faces the street.
All in all, I enjoyed my stay and Debbie gave me a big hug at my departure.
This is located a two block walk from the Nostrand St stop on the "A" subway line - very convenient!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to a B&B with heart, soul, lots of original Victorian details.January 17, 2010 by SankofaAbanSANKOFA ABAN BED AND BREAKFAST in Brooklyn’s historic Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood invites you to browse for information about the six guest rooms (including a bridal suite) in this 1880′s townhouse lovingly-restored, overflowing with original details and in the same family for six generations. Located on an intimate block lined with 19th-Century Brownstones in the heart of one of Brooklyn’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods near the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, PRATT Institute, Brooklyn College, St. Joseph’s College, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, and just a short subway ride to Manhattan, SANKOFA ABAN B&B is yours for an experience you won’t find anywhere else BROWNSTONE JAZZLester Holt of NBC introduces a report about BrownstoneJazz at Sankofa Aban B&BFeatured on NBC and in the New York Times, BROWNSTONE JAZZ at Sankofa Aban B&B is a celebration of music in the heart of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood. Live music, performed in an intimate setting with an open-mic session. ... more less
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