I am originally from Kansas, but have lived in Brooklyn for 16 years. I started doing Airbnb in April of 2011. And I love it. We have met so many people from all parts of the world, whom have different reasons for staying in our private perfectly sized apartment.
When people come to visit New York, they already have a purpose for their visit. Therefore, I tend to stay away unless needed. I work long hours and always start early, but do my best to at least make a stop over to say hello.