I'm a professional puppeteer and work largely out of the back room of the apartment. Looking for a neat, responsible, 420 and Poly friendly roommate who won't mind the occasional Dr.Who/StarTrek/Cosmos binge watching session in the living room or weird puppets left on the couch from time to time.
To be completely honest, the marijuana aspect is probably the bigger roadblock. I grew up with bad respiratory problems (Near-constant bronchitis) and so my parents were hyper-vigilant about second-hand smoke, and I'm not 100% sure but I've always heard marijuana smoke has the same problems.
Brooklyn, oddly, hasn't had so many problems, but there was the ad last night offering up a hallway for rent. To be fair, I'm sure it was in a trendy neighborhood.
The Bronx has its own problems, but hardly the kind of things that make it into housing ads. As for Manhattan?
I've heard tell of a fifth borough, but if there's any real way of getting to and from it on a regular basis, I'm yet to discover it.