NoHo, New York
26 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
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Meet TOWN's Deondra Gonsalves February 19, 2014

NoHo, Manhattan
Meet TOWN's Deondra Gonsalves, Manhattan, New York

What is your most memorable NYC moment?

When I got called back for my first Broadway musical. I was 16 years old and got called in for "Spring Awakening" as the lead character. I was so shocked when I got the call, I started screaming.

What is your favorite Manhattan neighborhood? Why?

I love the East Side. There is so much going on in Murray Hill. I also love that you're in the middle of it all: just across from Chelsea, above the East Village, and not far from Midtown.

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 being in sales and always having new projects to tackle. Consistently having goals to meet has always excited me, so I thought this would be the perfect career for me to combine with my previous experience in events, nightlife and the performing industries. I love dealing with people and find this industry to be a very social business.

What is your greatest motivator?

Success! The more I achieve, the more motivated I am to keep going and strive for more. When I worked in the nightlife industry, I always wanted to know my sales and try and beat it the next time.

What are your greatest passions?

I have pursued the performing arts since I was eight years old and always had a passion for singing and acting. I moved to NYC when I was sixteen to actively chase performance as a career, and had a lot of fun with all aspects of performing, from tours, t commercial, to voice-overs.

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

The whole judging panel of "The Voice." I love all of them and think they are some of the most talented artists in the music industry right now. I would love to take a lesson or two from my vocal idol, Christina Aguilera, laugh with Cee-Lo, sing country with Blake Shelton and look at Adam Levine.

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

Eating. You can't beat the restaurants in NYC. Every dinner is an experience. I've always been a foodie, and Manhattan is the place to be for me and my stomach.

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