Name: April Martucci
What is your most memorable NYC moment?
I have many memorable NYC moments. I have lived here my entire life, but I will never forget the time that my friend and I went to a rooftop + cocktails at the Met on a Friday night one summer (one of my favorite NYC things to do in summer) - it started to torrential downpour when we were leaving. We managed to get a yellow taxi, but then got stuck in traffic because there was a woman in a parked car giving birth on the side of the road with a little kid in the back screaming. The taxi driver and my friend got out of the car to assist, and I got behind the wheel of the taxi and drove the cab a few blocks to get out of the way! It was very funny, but I loved the way NYers come together in solidarity during a crisis.
What is your favorite Manhattan neighborhood? Why?
Upper West Side is where I call home, so I love it there. It's close to Riverside and Central Park, you have everything you need at your fingertips + public transportation. There is the performing arts hub, Lincoln Center, and one of my favorite movie theaters for art and foreign films, Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. I love the community feel of the UWS, the architecture, and restaurants and bars. I also love the West Village for the same reasons.
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a New York real estate professional? What is your favorite part of the job?
I love working with people. Helping someone achieve their dreams and cultivating relationships is something I have always loved to do. NYC has also always been a passion of mine, so to share that with others while developing lasting trusting relationships is appealing to me.
What is your greatest motivator?
What gets me out of bed is to be of service to others. I enjoy connecting, and sharing what I know while also learning as much as I can from others. I feel you should never stop doing what you love or growing. We are always evolving - we need one another for that. We are all mirrors for one another. This motivates me - I want to be a better person all the time, to keep an open-mind, and to never lose my curiosity for life.
What are your greatest passions?
Trained as a classical ballet dancer, I love movement but also psychology. I have taught yoga for 12 years with my own business, and have traveled while doing so (another passion). I enjoy writing about my travels and life in general. I have been part of the yoga and dance community in NYC for over a decade and will never stop doing those things.
If you could invite anyone to a dinner party, whom would you invite?
I would love to say someone like Eleanor Roosevelt or Rosa Parks or Gandhi because of their altruistic non-violent ways or Oprah because of her business saavy and humanitarianism, but I actually would love to hang with Louis C.K. I want to be laughing at my dinner party mostly, I think.
If you had only one day left in NYC, how would you spend it?
Brunch with friends in the West Village, Yankee game, dance at the Joyce, walk on the Highline, sail on my friends sailboat on the Hudson with roses, cheese and crackers.
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