I'm a professional 33 year old gay guy living in Jersey City, NJ. I have lived in the NYC area for about 8 years, and love the city. Happy to suggest places to visit, how to get around, and so forth. If you're a biker, I can suggest some great trails around NYC - and it's really one of the best ways to see and experience the city.
I'm an alumnus of Columbia University (SIPA), and currently work as a college administrator in Manhattan. I am also involved in several professional associations, and am a board member for the Continuing Education Association of New York.
In my free time I like to bike the city & surrounding areas, visit some of the amazing things NYC has to offer, geocache (ask/google if you don't know what it is), travel, see movies/museums/theater, and spend time with friends.
While I don't even consider myself amateur, I like to do photography as a hobby. You can see my Flickr photostream here: (website hidden)
It has a lot of shots of things I have done around NYC as well as other locations/travels. A few of them might even be decent! :)
I first tried AirBNB on a trip to DC, and found out it's a great way to save money and even meet new people.