I moved into this apartment 5 years ago and built out the rooms on both floors. The apartment is full of artwork by me, and my girlfriend Libby, as well as by friends and mentors of mine.
As a host I like to stay out of the way for the most part. I know people are in the city to sight-see, or look for an apartment, etc. The bedroom we rent is clean, quieter than 95% of the other apartments in NYC, and close to public transportation.
At first I was kind of skeptical about Airbnb, but so far we've had guests that are clean, quiet and respectful. I am not on Airbnb to have people stay at our place to be loud and disrespectful to the neighbors. Having a beer or 2 before or after going out is fine, but don't bring the party home with you. And have a great time visiting NYC.