I'm a philosophy grad student at The New School in New York, and I also work at the university's provost's office as a project coordinator. I suppose I'm an average Brooklynite - I like art shows, music shows, magic shows, delicious and fancy foods (of the vegetarian and/or donut sort).
When I travel and don't stay with friends or family, I like staying in people's homes rather than hotels so that I can experience the feel of the place, get the lay of the land, not feel so much like a tourist. The first order of business when I arrive somewhere is finding the nearest and best coffee shop. I like to come home to a cozy, lived in place at the end of a day of travel adventures.