I'm a freelance writer/editor/teacher based in Brooklyn. I enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities, and just being alone in nature, as well as exploring cities and meeting new people. As a guest, I like to have my own space, but I'm naturally social and inquisitive, and also happy to answer questions about myself and my life in New York. As a host, I give guests plenty of space and privacy, and am also more than willing to offer suggestions of places to check out (I know all the museums in New York inside and out, and am familiar with many of the best [and affordable] restaurants in Brooklyn). My cat will want to be your friend--he loves attention--but is pretty good at understanding 'no' if you're not a cat person and will leave you alone.