Hello, Bonjour, Ciao, Hola, Konnichiwa, Namaste! My name is Chris...I'm a technology professional working for a large media company living in New York City. I love outdoor sports/activities...hiking, biking, rock/ice climbing, running, rafting, and much more! Surprisingly, there are a lot within reach of NYC. I love to travel and spent a year living in Italy for no particular reason. I have a special place in my heart for la bella vita italiana.
I personally think I'm a great host, although my apartment does most of the heavy lifting! I'm very neat and clean, so my guests can expect my place to be on par or cleaner than their own houses/apts. I also ensure that all the necessities are available to my guests; toilet paper, soap, garbage bags, bath towels, etc. There's also a few amenities that most travelers find useful such as A/C in the warmer months, wi-fi and remote speakers that you can play your music through using iTunes on your computer or iPhone/iPad, so no need to carry around bulky devices to enjoy your tunes! I also have dozens of DVD's you can watch if you get bored (very unlikely). I've been in the city for 4 yrs, so I can make restaurant and activity recommendations for pretty much any occasion as well as tips on navigating the city. I've also put together a short dossier on the neighborhood so you can take advantage of the Upper West Side.