My location is 5 minutes from the L & M Trains - 15-20 minutes from 14th Street Union Square & West 4th Street (Manhattan). I live in a really cool-hip yet family rooted neighborhood. Nearby there are coffee houses, restaurants, bars/pubs, a major grocery store which offers fresh seafood, and there are bodegas everywhere. There are parks, a library and gym, with everything being within a 10 minute walk or less. It's all here! It may cost a few dollars more to stay here but it is worth it.
I am a writer and the people who live in my building help to make my space special. Artist, musicians, and other creative types help to create a very cool environment. It may cost 5-10 dollars more per night to stay here but, it's worth it. You will enjoy your time here, seriously.
The building requires a key-code to access. You are sharing my home - you have access to my home. All I ask/require is that you treat this space as my home and not a hotel. The rooftop is really nice, and there is a coin operated washer and dryer in the basement. If you have a request for something that is not here, I will access it for you. Come and share my space - enjoy your stay here and in NYC.
Interaction with guests
You will always have access to me. I will provide directions, information where you might find what you are looking for and, my opinion concerning where to go-where not to go. Depending on your situation and wants, we might spend part of a night or two checking out some of my favorite spots-hanging out with some of my crew who's company you will truly enjoy. While here in my home you are my responsibility. Come hang out-I got your back...:)
Other things to note
You are going to love your time here, period!
Respect those who are sharing our space and those living in the building. Control loud music and noise after 10-10:30 week nights 2:00am weekends. If you use the kitchen area, cleanup immediately after use. No smoking in apartment but you have the rooftop 16-18 steps away where you can smoke. Be polite to all-this is my home not a hotel... :)
I taught at the university level for a long time. Now I am a freelance investigative reporter and a writer. I love to dance and performed and taught dance with my then wife and partner for more than 12 years. Now I teach for the fun of teaching dance and dancing.
I love to cook and enjoy sharing a good meal with friends. I host a weekly discussion session with street activist, academics and students. The product of these discussions will result in a 12 chapter edited book tentatively titled, "Can we talk about this."