The Eyrie is a top floor apartment housed in a four story brick building on N. 9th Sreet in Williamsburg. The Eyrie offers poets and writers two kinds of residencies for creating work while living in the vibrant Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg. (See residency guidelines for details and differences).
The Eyrie is a three room apartment that includes a private bathroom. Light-filled and simply furnished, the apartment possesses large south-facing windows. Much of the building’s character remains, preserved in pressed tin ceilings, wooden floors and double hung windows, two original skylights, and other details. The view looks out upon the garden and surrounding yards; the Williamsburg Bridge can be glimpsed through a gap between two buildings. Two blocks away, the East River sweeps by. In spring and autumn, the river serves as a major flyway for the great migration of many bird species. This event—along with its top floor location—are how The Eyrie gained its name. The apartment consists of a writing/living room, kitchen, and bedroom, plus private bathroom. The bathroom facilities consist of a shower and a toilet, separate from each other (each with skylight), and one anomaly: the absence of a bathroom sink. The Eyrie is equipped with a table in the writing/living room, and a small desk in the bedroom. It is well heated in winter, and has an air conditioning unit for use in summer.