Writers always have to figure out additional ways to make ends meet, and my friend, novelist Masha Hamilton, has come up with an unusual way. If you or anyone you know is headed to New York City, tell them to take a look at Sterling Bed and Breakfast. It is a boutique bed-and-breakfast in a lovely turn-of-the-century townhouse, great location super close to subways (Manhattan is 15 minutes away) and within walking distance of the Brooklyn Museum and Botanical Gardens. It features artwork by the very talented Erica Harris. There are three beautiful rooms, and for breakfast, expect homemade pastries along with cereal, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, fresh fruit and more, as well as individual help and attention if you need to figure out how to get where you’re going or when the museum opens. Sterling gets lots of visitors from overseas as well as the U.S., and reports wonderful breakfast conversations in the dining room about everything from politics to art. If you’re headed to New York for business or pleasure, take a look at Sterling. If you mention my name, you get a special winter rate: $150 per night weekday, $165 weekend. This includes taxes and the expanded Continental breakfast.
Plus, Masha is absolutely WONDERFUL.