Hi Gary and Anthony,
My name is Erica and I'm looking for a place to stay this coming Thursday and Friday. I am 38 years old (although I've been told I look younger lol), and a teacher of Autistic children for the Boston Public Schools. I'm not that familiar with NYC but I do have several friends I will be visiting (in Williamsburg and the Bronx) so I'll be in good hands. I'm coming to attend a Black August Event. These events are held all over the country during this month and were created to promote human rights through supporting and influencing the development of a global Hip Hop culture. It's taking place at SOB's in Manhattan. I'm also going to attend a writing workshop (I have an MFA from UMass Amherst, and am a current member of Cave Canem) and would like to stop by the Botanic Gardens, try some great cuisine (I'm a semi vegetarian), and do some (light) shopping on Canal Street lol.
Your place sounds like an excellent match for me. I want to have the opportunity to get to New York before school begins again and I'm on a teacher's budget lol. I would be ever so grateful if I has the opportunity to stay at your residence.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, (phone number hidden). I look forward to hearing from you!