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Meet TOWN's YangYang Guo February 13, 2014

NoHo, Manhattan
Meet TOWN's YangYang Guo, Manhattan, New York

What is your most memorable NYC moment?

When I got the keys to my first apartment here. I was living on my own in a luxury high rise in the big city! At that point, my parents finally kind of chilled out and realized they did OK with me and that I would do just fine in life.

What is your favorite Manhattan neighborhood? Why?

The Upper West Side. It's beautiful. It's historic. And it's home to Central Park, the Lincoln Center, a bunch of museums and tons of great cafes and restaurants. It's close enough to the Theater District without all the chaos and tourists. Plus, there's a Trader Joe's right off the 72nd Street subway--admittedly, I love to grocery shop. The Upper West Side has everything to keep me happy.

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

Of all the many places I have lived, New York City is by far my favorite. I am constantly inspired by the incredible people I've met and the wonderful experiences I've had here. I can’t think of a better way to share my love for this amazing city than a career in real estate.

What is your greatest motivator?

My life's greatest motivator is learning and growing as a person. Every person I've ever encountered and every experience I've gone through has been valuable because they've taught me something. Sometimes things get tough and we get frustrated that things are not going as we initially expected. In those instances, we need to remind ourselves that this is a challenge to conquer; hence the saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." If we see the world as an endless array of puzzles for us to learn and solve, then everyday brings a new adventure, and we'll never get bored.

What are your greatest passions?

My greatest passion is acting. It goes along with my love for learning and discovery, but focuses on one of the most fascinating subjects of all time--the human experience. Acting has taught me so much about empathy and the ability to put myself in someone else's shoes. And how to really, really listen. Which is great, because those are some of the most important traits to have as a real estate agent.

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

Marlon Brando

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

Go for a run in Central Park. Go see a play, maybe one at the Lincoln Center. Lunch with a small group of friends. I don't know where exactly. There are too many options, so I won't make that decision until I actually have to. Spend the afternoon touring a museum or doing some shopping. Watch the sunset on Brooklyn Bridge. A rowdy group dinner, followed by an unforgettable night out.

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