I'm a Downtown New York City musician who has lived in New York City for 20 years and The Lower East Side for 11 years! I have done a fair amount of traveling myself...I have toured through every state in the US (although I still need to go to Hawaii and Alaska) and parts of Europe...Holland, Germany, France, Belgium etc. The colors and textures you see in the apartment photos are inspired by some of the better hostels and bed and breakfasts I have stayed at in Europe...I painted and designed the apartment myself, as it was a labor of love. I am currently fostering two sweet, shy 12 year old cats Brooklyn and Walter:)
Some of my favorite things about the Lower East Side: The Williamsburg Bridge, Moby (I used to see him so much I wrote a song called "Stop Stalking me Moby", Katz Deli, The music scene (Bowery Ballroom, Parkside Lounge, Arlene's Grocery etc. ) Rhianna shot a music video on my block and even Sesame Street taped in this neighborhood! The food is to die for.
We're a well behaved household but certainly are down to chill out with a wine or two. In addition, I am a pretty damn good cook and anything I make is always available to my travelers! Very important! My apartment is in a five flight walk up. To New Yorkers, this is very normal...If you stay here, think of it as a free workout...you will have legs of steel. Also I may sleep on the couch on occasion, so please be OK with this. (It's Ok I don't snore and I wake up pretty early...I use to tour in a rock band, so I can sleep through anything).
Also, I do everything legal and by the book. I live at the apartment, and while your payment helps cover rent, internet, towels, electric bill etc. I don't profit in anyway!
I take Air B and B's policies very seriously, as the site has connected me to fantastic guests and room mates and has made for a great living situation. For this reason, I keep all communication through the site until a room is booked...(outside information is only shared after a booking, so I respectfully ask please don't ask me to (website hidden), email, pay through cash or other websites. No personal information gets exchanged without a booking...this is crucial for everyone's security. If you are new to Air B n B, they have an extensive FAQ that can answer most questions about booking procedures :)Check out my reviews from travelers from around the world! Each and every one of them booked through Air B and B.