I've known Ian since our high school days. We've been roommates in NYC for a couple of years, and he's a great guy. Don't let his profile pic fool you though; he's not Phil Collins. As a roommate of his, I can assure the apartment is a cozy and warm place in a nice corner of Greenpoint.
I've known Ian for close to ten years, and he has always been an enthusiastic traveler.
I can recommend Ian as a courteous tenant who will respect your personal property, as well as an accommodating and laid back host. When my original place to stay in Brooklyn fell through at 3am last year, Ian was extremely kind about hosting in the middle of the night with no warning.
I've never stayed at Ian's current apartment, but I did LIVE in Greenpoint previously, so I can attest to it's proximity to fun bars, tasty restaurants, and gorgeous parks. Ian would be particularly great at pointing you to fun concerts and delicious beer.