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Hey, I’m Joseph!

New York, New York, United States · Member since October 2012
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Nice to meet you! In the profile pictures you see at your left, I'm the one with the dark hair and glasses, and the handsome guy sitting next to me is Ryan, my partner. Together we live in a one-bedroom apartment in what's often called "Hudson Heights," a handsome, secluded subsection of the larger Washington Heights neighborhood in upper Manhattan, about 25 minutes' subway ride away from Midtown and Times Square. We've lived here since 2009, but we've been together since 2004.

Ryan and I both work in higher education: his field is music and mine is theater studies. We love the arts, reading, film, quality television, good food, wine, dancing, taking day-trips, and spending time with our friends and families.

We always leave town during the holidays to visit our respective families across the country, and so we decided to join AirBnB to help us find potential guests to stay at our place during the Christmas season and, potentially, during other times throughout the year. We're excited to see what possibilities AirBnB has in store for us, both as hosts and as travelers.

As you can see from the pictures of our apartment, we also have a super adorable cat named Noa. We typically don't take Noa with us during our winter travels, so we can offer a discounted rate for our apartment in exchange for some basic catsitting services. Noa loves making new friends, and if you read our guest reviews below, you'll see some super positive testimonials about him: he's a really sweet, affectionate cat that gets along really well with just about everybody. Food and water will be set out and available for him, so all he'll need is love. If you're not a big fan of cats, we can also obviously make plans for Noa to stay elsewhere during your visit, so you have the place all to yourself.

We're looking forward to hearing from you and getting to know you.