[modula id="181"]
New York
Los Angeles
The Lafayette Home
The Lafayette Home

Private rooms from $1550
No Membership Fee!

 

The Ridgewood Home
The Ridgewood Home

Private rooms from $1550
No Membership Fee!

 

Agate Brooklyn Home
Agate Brooklyn Home

Private rooms from $1600
No Membership Fee!

 

Pratt Bedford Home
Pratt Bedford Home

Private rooms from $1350
No Membership Fee!

 

Park Avenue East Home
Park Avenue East Home

Private rooms from $1750
Shared rooms from $990
No Membership Fee!

 

Lorimer Williamsburg Home
Lorimer Williamsburg Home

Econom private rooms from $1690
Suites from $2200!
No Membership Fee!

 

The Meserole Williamsburg Home
The Meserole Williamsburg Home

Private rooms from $1850! Shared rooms from $990!
No Membership Fee!

 

Manhattan Morningside Home
Manhattan Morningside Home

Private rooms from $1670
No Membership Fee!

 

Cornelius Bushwick Home
Cornelius Bushwick Home

Private rooms from $1490
Shared rooms from $890
No Membership Fee!

 

Bushwick Terrace Home
Bushwick Terrace Home

Private rooms from $1100
Shared rooms from $850
No Membership Fee!

 

Manhattan Central Park West Home
Manhattan Central Park West Home

Private rooms from $1650
No Membership Fee!

 

Manhattan Central Park Home
Manhattan Central Park Home

Private rooms from $1550
No Membership Fee!

 

New York Friends Home
New York Friends Home

Private rooms from $1300
Shared rooms from $840
No Membership Fee!

 

Rent a Room in Long Island City
Rent a Room in Long Island City

Private rooms from $1550
Shared rooms from $750
No Membership Fee!

 

Manhattan Columbus Home
Manhattan Columbus Home

Private rooms from $1550
No Membership Fee!

 

Bernard Brooklyn Home
Bernard Brooklyn Home

Private rooms from $1350
Shared rooms from $890
No Membership Fee!

 

New York Dream Home
New York Dream Home

Private rooms from $1400
No Membership Fee!

 

Greenpoint Home
Greenpoint Home

Private rooms from $1590
Shared rooms from $770
No Membership Fee!

 

BKLYN Townhouse Home
BKLYN Townhouse Home

Shared rooms from $680
No Membership Fee!

 

Mid City
Mid City

Find your home in Mid City! Rent a Room in great​ ​neighborhood from $749/month.

 

2616 South Manhattan Place
2616 South Manhattan Place

Find a home in 2616 South Manhattan Place: The best Coliving Experience you will ever find in LA!

 

Hollywood Carlos
Hollywood Carlos

Find your home in Hollywood Carlos! Rent a Room in great​ ​neighborhood from $749/month.

 

Hollywood Afton
Hollywood Afton

Find a home in Hollywood Afton: The best Coliving Experience you will ever find in LA!

 

West LA
West LA

Find a home in West LA. The best Coliving Experience you will ever find in LA!

 

Home » Blog Posts » Interview with Sophie of Keep in News

Interview with Sophie of Keep in News

Our resident, Sophie Gousset, is a journalist for the French news channel Keep in News​. She came here as an…

Interview with Sophie of Keep in News

Table of Contents

Our resident, Sophie Gousset, is a journalist for the French news channel Keep in News​. She came here as an intern and ended up covering one of the most important stories in history. We asked Sophie about her viewpoints, her experiences, and what’s next.

​You came here as an intern to cover things like the current cultural events, news topics, and matters in the US with the French New Channel: ​Keep in News​. We remember when you were on the red carpet filming HBO premieres and fun pieces like that. Then, the whole world changed and your role changed and now you are covering one of the most important and dramatic events in history for NYC and your home country and around the world. What a time to be a journalist!

That’s true, our role as journalists for a small press agency in NYC has suddenly changed. We went from a backup for channels to the front line. I think that, unfortunately, this may be one of the greatest times to be a journalist, to be able to pass along stories to reach the French audience in a world that has been disconnected from any human contact

My original duty as a journalist intern was to give support to the journalist team at ​Keep In News​, to provide help in gathering information in order to propose news pieces to channels, to find topics and then to help in the field to conduct interviews and filming. Even though I was given some freedom and trust from my company before that, we were not on the news front lines. We were covering stories “colder”, not hard news, we were covering topics such as concerts, political meetings, documentaries segments,​ social issues. And then suddenly, all of the channels reached out to us to provide interviews from doctors, labs, homeless, people losing their jobs…the whole spectrum of people here. New York and New Yorkers became the face of the Pandemic in America.

You have been on the front lines for the Pandemic, shooting in Central Park when the tents went up, in the homeless shelters interviewing and covering that situation, and covering stories about essential workers like the one where ​your team interviewed members of our staff in our Manhattan home​. What were the most compelling stories or pictures that stick out in your mind as “pictures that sum up the state of NY during the Pandemic?”

I think that one of the most compelling pictures was a story I covered with my coworker. We were in Jamaica filming a gym club owner who was forced to close and had lost all of his income. For me, hearing stories of such dramatic situations for employees, or small business owners is painful when you know that in your home country they won’t feel this kind of sudden devastation. While we were talking with him about the situation and how he faced it, his friend, who is a nurse, shared her story. She told us all about how the outbreak was being handled in NYC hospitals, the desperation, and bad conditions need for supplies and she showed us some images of body bags in the hospital basement. This picture will stick in my mind for a long time, especially the two stories: the hospital where the situation is more than dramatic, and the small boxing club that will probably never be able to reopen. It gave a full-spectrum picture of the real impact on the millions of people in the US who are now facing poverty, misery, and hunger.

You became a lead reporter as many of your coworkers fell ill or would not go out. So, you really became one of those essential workers. Thanks for that. We appreciate you! What was YOUR story, the one that you filmed, and that was “your baby?”

My “baby” was an overall news piece about the situation in NYC while the city became the epicenter. I interviewed a physician in front of the emergency unit and then went to Central Park to film the field hospital being set up. It was amazing to see that and to be able to cover the story. Especially because it was for the very first main channel in France that usually sends its own correspondent. But unfortunately, the Paris headquarters of the channel ended up broadcasting another news piece about France while a correspondent from the office was on live for this channel about NYC, so my story was never on air. Unfortunately, nobody will be able to see it, but it is still my baby. It was an amazing experience for someone just starting out like me to have that opportunity.

We New Yorkers say we are “NY Tough.” What has been your impression of NYC and New Yorkers during this time? What is your impression about how they have managed versus the rest of the world? Is there anyone thing that made you “proud to be a New Yorker?”

I do think New York is tough and New Yorkers are a unique population. The sense of community, strength, and solidarity here is very peculiar, I have never experienced it before. I was in NYC during the Paris terrorist attacks in 2015 and I felt the same feeling from New Yorkers then–they were coming to us for support, letting us know that we weren’t alone and encouraging us to keep being strong. Within the pandemic, the amount of support from NYC is incredible, and they do understand the necessity to protect everyone. That’s why compared to France the State didn’t need to threaten the people with fines to stay at home and keep social distancing. I hope New York will go through this time stronger and that what makes NYC so unique will be kept precious. NYC is built on communities, hundreds of languages, small businesses, this is the NYC charm and these qualities will, hopefully, stay the same.

I understand that you have been asked by Keep in News to stay on as a staff member through the Pandemic and maybe longer. Congratulations!!! That is a huge thing! How has this changed the way you see your role as a journalist suddenly going from intern to staff covering one of the most important stories in history?

I think that it has helped me gain confidence in my work. To be asked to stay on, and to be given this opportunity made me finally realize that “Yes, you are made for this”. I have wanted to be a journalist for the last 10 years and especially wanted to cover important stories and cover news like this that impacts so many people. Now, I finally think that I can be useful, helpful, and meaningful in this job.

What would be the “dream assignment” to cover after this is over and we all adjust to a new normal and the election looms over us?

My dream assignments are to keep being in the field and to help people, to help communities tell their stories and find their voice, and to keep raising attention on social issues and also conflicts. So I think my dream assignment after the lockdown in the US and in the loom of the presidential election will be to get an interview with Joe Biden and follow him while he is trying to defeat Trump, and of course to be here when he does it.

What is the very first thing you will do when you are released from the “Stay at Home Order?” (not related to your job).

I will run to a rooftop bar in Manhattan to enjoy a drink outside with the view of this fantastic city and I think I will feel filled with joy and blessed, “We did it, we came through”

SharedEasy Coliving Blog

Best places to work remotely in Brooklyn
May 28, 2024

Best places to work remotely in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, the bustling borough known for its artistic vibes, eclectic neighborhoods, and innovative spirit, has become a prime spot for…

Read more
Co-Living vs. PG (Paying Guest) Accommodations: Comparing Urban Housing Options
May 16, 2024

Co-Living vs. PG (Paying Guest) Accommodations: Comparing Urban Housing Options

Introduction: Welcome to the Urban Living Showdown Welcome to the ultimate face-off in urban housing-co-living vs. PG accommodations. In the…

Read more
Co-Living vs. Traditional Renting: Which is Right for You?
May 16, 2024

Co-Living vs. Traditional Renting: Which is Right for You?

Welcome to the era where living isn’t just about finding a place to crash – it’s about curating an experience. …

Read more
View all
Get Offer

Members Testimonials

View All

Fnu

Medical Intern from Dubai

Everything was top standard, nothing cause any troubles! The home throought was clean and well maintained. I stayed there for…

Malena

Biotechnology Student from Argentina

I’ve stayed at Bushwick Terrace Home for a month and it’s been amazing! I’ve felt super comfortable and If I…

Angela

Strategic Analyst from Madrid

Everything was great: Customer Service from SharedEasy plus the location, and especially my housemates! It was a life changing experience…

Samie

Medical student from New York

Living at the Bernard Brooklyn Home was really nice. The people were pleasant, the process was smooth and without any…

Vanita

Marketing Intern from Boston

I had an incredible co-living experience with SharedEasy! The sense of community within the Bernard Brooklyn Home helped me settle…

James

Freelancer from the US

Thank you for the stay. The experience, location, and value was great! As a co-living space, I made connections with…

Florine

Student from Belgium

I enjoyed my stay at SharedEasy and never had a problem. The room was as indicated on the website and…

Nicolas Rizzo

Student from Italy

What a great experience with SharedEasy! I think it’s the best and easiest way to rent a room in New…

Guilherme Oliveira

Student

I would like to thank SharedEasy for the amazing experience I had at Bushwick Brooklyn. Especially the house leader Kamila,…

Caleb Simmons

Content Strategist

SharedEasy, especially the property at 107th and Manhattan, is nothing short of convenient for anyone looking to make a life…

Sophie Gousset

journalist for French TV

Great experience in this coliving ! Nice, welcoming and well-furnished house with great roommates! Shared Easy is very professional and…

Melanie Eddols

Digital Marketing Strategist

I had a great experience at SharedEasy. The staff was great and the house was modern and conveniently located with…

Dmitry Galyamov

Freelance photographer and hi-end retoucher

I had a huge different co-living experience and I should say this one is the best. The house is really…

Shazia Ray

Scientist

The SharedEasy team provided excellent customer service, Kijuan responds quickly and is very attentive. I first checked into the Broadway…

Aidah Chu

Photographer

This is a great place for travelers and people who recently moved to NYC. The location is not the best…

Fraser Dotson

Musican

Very nice place in hip and upcoming area. Roomates were great to talk to. House was spotless and kitchen very…

Bethan Dowling

Developer

The place was very clean and organized. Both the host and the other guests were very friendly. The location was…

Martin Adams

Software developer

This was an amazing stay and a stay I’ll never forget. The space was awesome, the faculty and staff were…

Martin Adams

Software developer

Seriously don’t hesitate to stay here. Everything is new, modern, and clean. There were a few work-in-progress situations with the…