Urban Cowboy B&B
This is a world apart from your average New York hotel experience. There are just four bedrooms and a cabin in this Brooklyn townhouse, but what Urban Cowboy lacks in rooms, it makes up for with its charm and self-coined “industrial Williamsburg / Adirondack / cowboy sensibility”. We love the communal living spaces, which include an open-plan kitchen and living room that provide an airy but comfortable atmosphere. At the front, you’ll find a porch reminiscent of a log cabin and at the back a working garage door which opens onto a backyard equipped with fire pit and hot tub.
111 Powers St
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Three of the upstairs bedrooms share a beautifully designed bathroom (crystal clean subway tile and stainless steel appliances – not your typical hostel deal). For a little more privacy, you can either book an en suite on the same floor, or the Western-style cabin across the backyard, which includes a full bath, potbelly stove, kitchenette and fridge stocked with Wölffer Estate rosé.
Communal breakfast – and the super hipster vibe – come free. Guests can enjoy a low-key spread including croissants, organic jam and oatmeal.
Lunch and Dinner?
Owner Lyon Porter hosts regular Sunday night dinners for Urban Cowboy guests, focusing on different culinary themes each week.
Is there a Bar?
No. But there are plenty nearby!
Complimentary wifi and breakfast.
Need to know
Urban Cowboy is not bursting with extra amenities. But no matter; the most rewarding part of your stay will be the trendy guests that you befriend.
Within a short walk
Kings County Imperial
It’s hard to find good Chinese food in New York City, but Kings County serves up farm-to-table Asian food to perfection (they grow a lot of their ingredients in their back garden). Make sure to order the Chinese aubergine, spring rolls and the King Kamehameha cocktail.
St. Mazie Bar & Supper Club
This intimate bar offers live music on the weekends as well as some weekdays making it one of our favourite local spots to grab a cocktail and keep the night going post-dinner. The downstairs restaurant is also an excellent (and affordable) date spot.
Yoga to the People
If you can stand the heat, Yoga to the People offers an awesome hot yoga class for just $12 (mat and towel rental cost extra). If you’re new to the whole Bikram thing, arrive a little early so the teacher can walk you through the practice.