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New York, NY, USA

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  • 15 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Wall Street CEO
  • MBA
  • From Kansas City
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

***** Please *****NO CUT AND PASTE EMAILS****** - I can rent my place out on Air B&B for $200 - $300 a night - so please put a little thought into your requests as to why you want to stay with a specific host as opposed to just looking for a free place to stay. If you send me an Obvious cut and paste, I might write a negative reference to warn others, that you are simply looking for a free place to stay

As for why I joined, I would love to Share my experience of living in the greatest city in the world - right in the heart of Times Square with equally extraordinary people


Living in the heart of NYC in Times Square is probably the best way one can get the true NYC experience. As a frequent traveler, I like to always immerse myself in culture and meet new people, and this is a way to give back to my fellow travelers and make new friends

I receive over 20 requests a day, and cannot answer all of them, so to please save us both time, please note the following (sorry if this sounds harsh)

a) Please only send REQUESTS..NOT MESSAGES..Any request can have a message in it, but if I want to get back to everyone, REQUESTS are the simplest way

b) NO COUPLES (2 males or 2 females are fine)

c) if you are simply looking for a cheaper alternative to a hotel, I have listed a link to hostels below. Please do not email me simply to ask if you can use my apartment because you will be in town and need a free place to stay.

d) if there is more than 1 person, please make sure the other person has either a CS profile or one on Facebook. If i am letting strangers into my home, I would like to get a sense of who i am hosting

****CS is a 2 way street, so I should be interested in hosting you as much as you are interested in staying with me***

For those looking for cheap places to stay in NYC, feel free to use this link - which is sorted by price



Treat people the same way you would want to be treated yourself

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I was probably couch surfing long before this site ever got started. Thankfully, I have done well enough that I can afford nice hotels now, but always happy to give back to good people

I have a VERY nice condo in the middle of Times Square - high enough for great views and very quiet so I can be VERY picky about who I host. I could rent my apartment on AirB&B for over $200 a night, so please give me a good reason why I should be hosting you

Lately, I have been getting too many emails from people who have sob stories about needing a last minute place and dont even care if I am around - they just need a place to sleep. This has really given CS a bad name to other legitimate people who are on here (everyone who I have met so far has been GREAT) - CS is a way to make new friends and share new experiences so please keep that in mind before contacting me


Fine Dining
Broadway Shows
Live Music

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Dinner with Bill Clinton

Teach, Learn, Share

if you have made it this far down, you deserve some bonus points

NYC is very expensive, but a true New Yorker knows how to use the internet to save a ton of money, so I will share my 4 favorite tricks here, just for you

For Broadway show tickets, if you go to TKTS on 47th and Broadway, they offer many popular shows at 50% off. If you want to save even more money, if you go to the theater directly after 6pm, they have "rush tickets" for seats that havent sold out, for as low as $20 - but your odds are probably less than 25% and it usually wont work for the newest and most popular shows

For all other stuff, i use these 2 sites below. You can do sorts by category, location, discount. great way to save $$$ on restaurants and attractions.


Finally, for reviews of restaurants, shows, attractions and anything else, go to www.yelp.com or just put whatever you want reviewed into google....for example if you google

Empire State Building Yelp

you will get reviews of the Empire State Building

Hope these help!!!

What I Can Share With Hosts

Just a hint...Hosts want to know why you want to stay with them as opposed to a hotel/hostel and what you have to offer . That is the true spirit of Couchsurfing

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom

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