I am a stage director and college professor who recently moved to New York City. This is just a phenomenal place to live, especially if you love theatre, music, and the arts in general!
In my travels around the world, I have found many gracious hosts through airbnb who helped me not only find a cheaper accommodation, but also my way around in a new place. I have now decided to give back some of that assistance and I welcome travelers who need a short term stay at a fraction of the normal cost of a hotel or even a hostel.
Thus I rent the larger of the two bedrooms in my apartment. I am sure you will enjoy it :)