What is your most memorable NYC moment?
My most memorable moments would have to be two defining events in New York City over the last 15 years. The first being the blackout of 2003. I ended up grilling by tea candles on the roof of my apartment as a spontaneous party broke out. The other, of course, is Hurricane Sandy 2012. It was quite the adventure just surviving downtown with no power for five days.
What is your favorite Manhattan neighborhood? Why?
Gramercy Park is by far my favorite neighborhood.
In addition to calling it home since 2002, I find the neighborhood around the park to have a tranquility you don't find in the other areas of Manhattan. The neighborhood has some of the best restaurants and nightlife in the city while being centrally located. Access to both Grand Central and Penn Station makes getting around the city easy. Having keys to Manhattan's only private park is a nice perk, too.
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a New York real estate professional? What is your favorite part of the job?
I have been involved in real estate since I was a child, helping my father manage a family property in Brooklyn. Ever since then, I have had a passion for real estate. I really enjoy helping people find whatever it is they seek by truly understanding my client, and then going to work to negotiate and close the deal.
What are your greatest passions?
I really enjoy travel and seeing all the places, cultures and experiences this world has to offer. I love spending time with my wife, my family and my friends. What are we doing to is less important.
If you could invite anyone to a dinner party, whom would you invite?
I believe the more the merrier. Family, friends, friends of friends are all welcome. If you show up in my home with or without invite, my doors are open and welcoming.
If you had only one day left in NYC, how would you spend it?
Why would I ever leave this city? I don't think you could really accomplish much in New York City in one day. I would probably spend it biking through the very diverse neighborhoods this city has, trying to make sure I had enough images and memories to hold me over until I make it back again.