My husband and I live in Kansas City in a wonderful, older mid-town area. We have one son who is 32, one wonderful dog and a daughter in law who has been part of our lives as a girlfriend until this last June when she and our son were married. They moved to Brooklyn one month later.He is working on a PHD in English Lit at CUNY and teaching at Baruch College. His wife does video editing and is currently working on a a documentary while looking for full time employment. They live on Eastern Parkway and are thrilled with their new home. My husband is a construction lawyer but his passion is restoring a tiny pre-Civil War house in the Flint Hills of KS. We have been working on the house, stone barn and the land surrounding the property for the last ten years.I am a retired kindergarten teacher. I love to cook for my friends and family and work with my husband in the country. We are excited to be making this trip to visit the"kids". We always enjoy New York but this will be our first time to see Brooklyn. Our nephew and his wife and new baby also live in Brooklyn where he has a small art gallery--it will be fun to see them too. I appreciate your concern about your home. I can assure you that we will take very good care of things and leave the apartment just as we find it--assuming you are willing to share it with us! Thanks for your consideration.