I work in international development & economics, and I love travelling, drinking tea, and attempting to garden. I live in New York City after six years in DC and love exploring all that lower Manhattan has to offer.
You would have my apartment all to yourself, but I'd be delighted to share you with neighborhood tips, great walking trails, and restaurant suggestions (if I'm in town).
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions. Looking forward to helping you enjoy your stay!
As an aside -- I speak Spanish well and Indonesian OK. I have close friends who speak fluent French, Chinese, Russian, Farsi, and German, and they've offered to translate for me if that would make your stay easier. Just ask.