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EC New York: Comfort Brooklyn Co Living (Douglass Street)


 

Accommodation Features

Room Facilities

Building Facilities

  • ATM in Building
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Bike Racks
  • Business Centre
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's Playground
  • Cleaning Service Provided
  • Communal Dining Room
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Free-Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Garden
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Lift
  • Meeting Room
  • Multimedia Room & Lounge
  • Netflix
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking Space
  • Picnic Areas
  • Public Computers
  • Roku TV Streaming Device
  • Rooftop
  • Sauna
  • Sport Premises
  • Underground Storage
  • Vending Machines Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Miscellaneous

  • There will be one cleaning per week of the common areas and a separate cleaning per week of students’ rooms
  • 1 Washing machine: Students need to download an app. The cost is approximately $2.50 a wash and $2.50 a dry
  • Luggage drop-off is allowed
  • Utility bills are included
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • Study / co-working space
  • There are lock boxes in the 2nd floor apartments. Students can bring their own locks to use these lock boxes
  • TV: Available in the common area of the en-suite apartments. Students in the Shared Apartments can access this apartment
Room Type
Single and Couples Travelling together (sharing a bed). Room`s size: 114 sq ft. to 137 sq ft. (not including size of bathroom)
Bathroom Type
Ensuite / shared ((Shower and Bath tub)
Board Status
Self-catering

Description of Local Area

Brooklyn Co Living (Douglass Street) is located in one of Brooklyn’s trendiest neighbourhoods, Cobble Hill. Just a short walk away from hip cafes, relaxed bars, and casual restaurants, students will get to explore local living at its best. The home is a typical Brooklyn brownstone, on a quiet, tree-lined street. With many independent shops, trendy boutiques and specialty food markets, as well as schools and playgrounds, the area has a village vibe. This home is ideal for students who want to experience a true New York experience, while interacting with locals to improve their English.
This residence is approximately a thirty-five minute subway ride from EC New York and midtown Manhattan. The home is easily accessed by the Bergen Street F train, and is a short walk to the Atlantic Avenue/Barclay’s Center 2, 3, N, Q, W, R, 4, 5, B, and D lines, as well as downtown Brooklyn.

Description of Accommodation

If you want to experience true New York living, Brooklyn is the place to be! The residence offers students shared apartments in two different layouts. The home offers two apartments with three bedrooms in each apartment. Each of these rooms offers ensuite bathrooms. The home also offers another apartment with four bedrooms and two shared bathrooms. The home is newly renovated and remodelled, and students will enjoy the modern furnishings and comfortable style.

The home combines the comfort of a residence with the language experience and community of a host family, all at prices cheaper than an Airbnb! Students living here will have access to a community manager who will be available to schedule activities and events that allow residents a chance to get to know one another. This added value will provide students with opportunities to meet locals and immerse themselves in the English language outside of their classes. Additionally, the homes come prepared with furniture, kitchen essentials, security systems, and weekly cleaning services!


Address

126 Douglass Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Emergency Number

+1 (347) 567 3543

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival day: Saturday (Sunday arrival is possible).
    Check in: 15:00
    Students are given instructions to access the building earlier then regular check in times. They are asked to leave their baggage in the common areas until their room has been prepared for them.The student will be provided with check-in instructions.
    If they arrive outside of normal times, they should be able tget into the apartment. 


     

  • Departure day: Saturday
    Check out: 10:00
    Late check out is not allowed but student can wait in the common areas.

Journey to school

  • Subway – approximately 35 minutes
  • The most convenient way for students to get from the homeresidence to the school is by subway, approximately a 35-minute journey. To travel to the school, follow the directions below:
  • Exit the residence and turn left on Douglass Street. Walk towards Hoyt Street.
  • Turn right on Hoyt Street.
  • Turn left onto Warren Street. The Bergen Street Subway station will be on the northeast corner at Smith Street and Warren Street.
  • Take the Bergen Street F train towards Jamaica - 179th Street.
  • Get off at 42nd Street – Bryant Park.
  • Exit at 6th Avenue and 40th Street on the southwest corner.
  • Head northwest on West 42nd Street towards Broadway.
  • Turn right on 7th Ave.
  • The school is located at 1501 Broadway.

Cancellations

Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling or postponing within 14 days of arrival date, for reasons other than visa denial, will be charged a one-week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and the accommodation placement fee.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing four (4) weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used (including the required notice period charged at standard accommodation rates), students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs. If four (4) weeks’ notice is not provided, a cancellation fee equal to four (4) weeks of accommodation will apply. 

Airport Pickup

If you have booked an airport transfer, please follow these instructions:

  • Pass through immigration.
  • Collect your luggage.
  • Pass through Customs.
  • Go to the Welcome Center for your terminal. It will be in the Arrivals area of your terminal. There will be uniformed staff to assist you.
  • Wait for your driver (look for an orange EC New York sign with your name). Please note that the driver will arrive 60 minutes after your flight has landed to allow for sufficient time to pass through Customs.
  • If you do no’t see a driver, call +1 (718) 392-6100 or toll free at +1 (800) 473 -8477 and give your name, terminal, and details of where you are standing.
  • If there is an emergency, call or text EC New York’s emergency number: +1-347-567-3543.
  • For your safety, do not get into a car with anyone who does not have this EC sign.

Other ways to get to your residence

From John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK):

By taxi:

  • Head outside the terminal for the taxi stand.
  • Ignore non-uniformed people offering to assist with baggage. Seek out uniformed porters or airline employees for baggage assistance.
  • Taxi rides to Manhattan cost $52.00. This does not include surcharges for peak hours or state tax for New York destinations.

By public transportation:

  • Locate the AirTrain Service for your terminal.
  • Take the AirTrain to Howard- Beach.
  • Get off at the Howard Beach Station and locate the A train going to Inwood - 207th St.
  • Take the A train to Hoyt-Schermerhorn.
  • Exit at Bond Street and Schermerhorn Street (northwest corner).
  • Turn right onto Bond Street.
  • Turn right onto Douglass Street.
  • Continue walking on Douglass Street until you reach 126 Douglass Street.
  • The total commute is approximately 70 minutes.

Arrival Procedures

When you get to the residence there will be no staff to welcome you, thus you will need to use a door code to enter the building and your apartment which is provided a few week prior to your arrival. In case of any difficulties call or text EC New York’s emergency number: +1-347-567-3543.

House Rules

  • Students have to be 18+ to choose this accommodation
  • Mixed gender
  • No Deposit or disclaimer required
  • Couples wishing to share the Comfort Brooklyn Co Living (Douglass Street) should pay $200 extra per week.
  • Guests: Notification must be made with the school and there is a $30 per night fee.
  • Smoking is not allowed inside the home.
  • The room features a double bed, and not 2 separate beds and therefore can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.

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