Just reviving this thread to ask about hotels in the Brooklyn area. Anyone have recommendations?
Your best best is to look on air b&b, I think. Most hotels in the area are super expensive and you could save your money for things like food and museums! I live in Greenpoint and have a friend who lists her place for a pretty fair rate. If money is no object, the new(ish) hotel in Williamsburg, the wythe hotel, looks pretty and has a pretty good location.
Also, there's vegan food aplenty all over brooklyn, accidental or purposeful!