I am super lucky to have bought my building in 1997. I love Williamsburg, it's truly my home. I am a welder/artist/metalsmith .. you can see my work all over the neighborhood as you walk around.. Which you will be doing !! there is so much to see and do here. My studio where I weld is in Bushwick..another interesting neighborhood. My building is typical Williamsburg two apartments over a storefront...it was built in 1900 and has been renovated many times since. I have tenants on the third floor, so safety and consideration is important. I have rented and sublet my apartments out since 1997 .. This is my first venture into airbnb so we'll see how it goes.
I love to travel and have been all over the world. Cambodia to Costa Rica.. I spent a semester in Florence in 1988!! I was hooked. I've stayed in youth hostels, BnB's and Luxury Hotel Resorts.. it's all good. I think renting an apartment would be a great thing to try.. haven't done it yet, so maybe this will inspire me!