I'm the Communications Director for the nonprofit Schools That Can and an actor and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. I grew up in Kansas and Tennessee, but I've been a New Yorker for 11 years.
I had a great stay at Stephanie's. The room is comfortable and quiet - although it's a big house, the other people on that floor are rarely around. The house has a nice, calm atmosphere even with so many people, and Stephanie's housemates were friendly and accommodating. I enjoyed having the dogs and cats around, too (and it was easy to shut them out of the bedroom when I needed to). The large kitchen was another plus, and the neighborhood has so much to do, and is so convenient.