‘Crooklyn’ Brownstone Is Now A Bed And Breakfast
The Brooklyn brownstone featured in Spike Lee’s 1994 film Crooklyn is now an awesome bed and breakfast.Photo credit: Emily Gilbert Photography
The home at 7 Arlington Place in Bedford-Stuyvesant makes its debut this week as a fully restored and renovated bed and breakfast.
Arlington Place Bed-Stuy & Breakfast aims to showcase the historic architecture and culture of the neighborhood, according to owner Liz Mandarano.
“After purchasing this rare gem, we realized that we needed to respect its original details and restore it to its natural beauty. Honoring the past and present, we fused its spectacular bones with a soft modern, eco-friendly touch that we call ‘liberated Victorian.’ This careful process took almost two years, and we offer it to our guests as an authentic and special Brooklyn brownstone experience.”
Complete with the original stained glass windows and woodwork, the brownstone’s restored interior highlights the home’s earliest elements with a touch of modern flair, she said on the website.Photo credit: Emily Gilbert Photography
“With the bed and breakfast, the right thing to do is to bring people to the place. People native to Bed-Stuy and members of the community know how beautiful the architecture is, but a lot of people around the city aren’t aware.”
See more pictures of the space here.
Arlington Place Bed-Stuy & Breakfast is on a stunning and quiet one-block long street which, in 2014, was selected as one of the most beautiful small blocks in the city by the New York Times. It is only one block away from one of Bed-Stuy’s main thoroughfares and a 10 minute express subway ride to downtown Manhattan.Photo credit: Emily Gilbert Photography
Should you want to book the entire place for a special event (the parlor room can also be converted to a dance floor upon request), Arlington Place has also teamed up with highly-reputable Brooklyn-based caterers including Betty Brooklyn, Naturally Delicious, Pies N’ Thighs.
One of Spike Lee’s most family-friendly movies, Crooklyn tells a vibrant semi-autobiographical story of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in ’70s Brooklyn.