I am a 30 year old Advertising professional living in NYC since the beginning of 2014. I was born in the US, but lived most of my life in Brazil. I always knew I'd end up living in NYC at some point, this city is magical with it's multicultural crowds, fast paced streets and music filled subway stations. Nati is my flatmate, she is a Brazilian architect living in NYC for 2 years now and we are both traveling during the holidays, so the whole apt will be available.
A bit about our cozy home:
We live in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, one of the most interesting, lively and unpretentious parts of the island, in my opinion. Our cozy and spacious 2 bedroom apartment is as homy, clean and filled with natural light as it can be. Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, 5 minutes from the subway, 5 minutes from the East Village and 15 minutes walking from Soho. The neighborhood is packed with cool restaurants and bars and all the facilities you will need. There is a great deli conveniently located just across where you can get great sandwiches, cleaning products and groceries open 24 hours and all kinds of shops to explore. The Essex Market is 5 minutes walking and there is a Wholefoods just 8 minutes away. There are 1 washing and 1 drying machines in the building which you can use (not inside the apt, shared). There are 2 spacious bedrooms (1 queen size bed and 1 full size), a great dinner table where 4 can sit comfortably for meals, a spacious and cozy sofa in front of a Smart Tv, in case you need a break from walking all day. The bathroom is clean and spacious with a great shower, space for your belongings and a bath tub. Natalia and I love hanging out inside and take really good care of it.
I have used airbnb before I found my apartment and have had nothing but wonderful experiences. Borrowing someone's home (or room) is very different from staying in a hotel, there is something personal about it and respect is the name of the game. If we can all be nice to each other and treat another person's home as our own (or even as a dear friend's home), we can add so much to our travels and lives.
Hope we get to know each other!
Bea and Nati!