I travel several months of the year but call Brooklyn home. I live in a 120 year-old factory on the Williamsburg waterfront - an old cooperage where barrels were made for the breweries and sugar mills that lined the East River. I teach college mathematics and have worked in education since college. I also run a social club out of my loft. My roommates and I host dinners, concerts, and cocktail events. We have a Thermidor Professional kitchen. We've served thirty or more people for dinner here at least a hundred times.
I'm very social and live in an active, always-changing neighborhood, but I tend to travel to get away from all of that. The best part about New York - by far - is coming back to it, refreshed and relaxed.
I cook fairly well and respect a well-stocked kitchen. I have rented houses on vacation for years. I usually go with recommendations from friends and fellow travelers, but here I am signing up for Airbnb, which seems to take the adventure out of finding a great place to stay. It should not be so easy!