I'm from NYC, I currently work as a social worker and enjoy movies, music, and art! I love the Mets and am a die-hard fan (despite the slump we seem to have found ourselves in the past...decade).
Kat and her fiance Tom were awesome hosts. They were really easy to coordinate with and they made me feel right at home when I arrived.
Kat gave me a lot of great tips about the neighborhood. Their apartment is one (very small) block from the N/Q train, so it's incredibly convenient to just about anywhere in the Manhattan. Plus, Astoria has so many amazing beer gardens and restaurants.
Overall I'd recommend staying with Kat and Tom to anybody!
Kat and her mom were super sweet. They were great guests leaving the place spotless when they left. They even left a nice note, a gourmet meal in the fridge along with a bottle of wine, and some cute table linens they had found. Talk about role reversal! Lovely guests and we would welcome them back in a heartbeat!