NoHo, New York
26 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 584-6100
TOWN Residential is the premier real estate firm in Astor Place, with dedicated agents and brokers that are equipped to provide professional knowledge about luxury apartments and rentals. TOWN is also your resource for neighborhood expertise and real estate listings in the East Village, Astor Place and University Place.

Meet TOWN's Steve Bruman December 10, 2013

NoHo, Manhattan
Meet TOWN's Steve Bruman, Manhattan, New York

What is your most memorable NYC moment?

To really see the caring simplicity of a "town", it has to be on September 11th and its aftermath. Co-workers, loved ones and friends all helped one another carry on throughout the day. It was so comforting having the world relate to the town where you live and what you are going through, right then and there. Unfortunately, it is hard to imagine a more important time in Manhattan, painful as it may be.

What is your favorite Manhattan neighborhood? Why?

Flatiron! I call it my Manhattan center core because it literally is the middle of Manhattan. It has easy access to every place through mass transit, and houses Madison Square Park, my favorite in The City. The combination of commercial properties, land-marked areas like Ladies' Mile, and now the growth of residential space makes Flatiron such a special place. It has become a major foodie destination as well--all right in my neighborhood.

Why did you choose to pursue a career as a New York real estate professional? What is your favorite part of the job?

First and foremost, I love New York. I am also an experienced, successful sales executive. This, combined with my love of design, architecture and style, made for a smooth transition from media sales.

My favorite part of the job is the moment when the client realizes, "This is my new home." It makes all of us feel accomplished.

What is your greatest motivator?

My greatest motivator is the discipline brought about from being a competitive high school and NCAA gymnast. This training in my youth has provided motivation and access to doors that may not have otherwise opened. The individual and team atmosphere I experienced very early in my life has a direct correlation to my success and continued growth today.

What are your greatest passions?

Food! Yes, I am obsessed; everything about it. From farming, to packaging, to sourcing, to shopping, cooking, cleaning, and fine dining out!

Exercise! My metabolism is changing, so to eat more, I need to move my body more!

I also love the feeling I get after doing a great job, completing a task and being satisfied with my work.

If you could invite anyone to a dinner party, whom would you invite?

Lucy and Ricky.

If you had only one day left in NYC, how would you spend it?

I would take a private yacht tour around the island with breakfast and champagne included, walk around New York and experience brand new adventures with Tom, and take a rest somewhere comfy. Then, I would take a helicopter ride around the island as sunset begins on my way to JFK and a first-class seat to Florence, Italy. 

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