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Housing exchange



Date Submitted: 10-Nov-2006
From: Isabelle Barriere
Subject: Housing exchange
Contact Email: click here to access email
Institution/Organization: Yeled v'Yalda Research Institute, NY

Notice: Housing needed in Paris mid-jan to beginning of february for 1 person (studio or 1 bedroom apt).

In exchange, use my apartment in Brooklyn, NY, suitable for 1/2 people (2 bedroom apt), in quiet Brooklyn neighboorhood, next to fast train to Manhattan (30mn to Penn Station).

Please contact me at:
barriere.isa@gmail