Meet Pet-friendly Agent: Joseph Sheehan

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Meet BOND agent Joseph Sheehan and his malti-poo, Charlie.
James tells us:
Charlie was actually a Christmas gift from wonderful friends, to my partner Jimmy and I to help us re-focus our attention from the loss of Jim’s wonderful Mom Sophie. Charlie is apparently from two show dog parents from a breeder in Florida. Our friend carefully searched various breeds and went to personally choose a malti-poo for us. The breeder did not want to give her Charlie at first because she was going to keep her for breeding. Jennifer just knew that Charlie (originally named Babette by breeder) was meant to be with us and convinced the breeder that no two people would take better care of her than Jim and I. Jennifer was right and Charlie has been nothing short of a gift to us in every sense of the word sine she has come into our lives.
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walk Charlie are Riverside Park on the Upper West Side and Central Park. The best advice I can give to pet owners is choose a well-recommended vet and groomer. The vet should be very close to your home as if there is ever an emergency they will be very familiar with your pet’s medical history, a familiar face to your pet and a short distance away.

If interested in finding a pet-friendly apartment, Joseph is here to help.

What Luxury 1BR Can I Buy in NYC Today?

BOND Sales manager, Stacey Max gives us luxury 1BRs in three different neighborhoods that you can buy today! 

Terrace Lovers 1BR at 1 Irving Place – Bordering Gramercy Park and Union Square

http://www.bondnewyork.com/Gramercy/Condo/1-Irving-Place-New-York-NY/625611

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Area: Gramercy
Location: Union Square/15
Type: Condo
Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1
Price: $995,000

 

Luxury Gorgeous Bright 1BR limestone bath gym pool Near all transportation – Midtown-West 

http://www.bondnewyork.com/Midtown-West/Condo/350-W-42-ST-NEW-YORK-NY/535376

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Area: Midtown West
Type: Condo
Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1
Approx. Size:
885 sq.ft. (82 sq.mt.)
Price: $1,550,000

 

Elegant Park Avenue One Bedroom with Balcony - Upper East Side

http://www.bondnewyork.com/Upper-East-Side/Condo/530-Park-Avenue-New-York-NY/641671

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Area: Upper East Side
Location: East 60th & 61s
Type: Condo
Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1
Approx. Size:
942 sq.ft. (88 sq.mt.)
Price: $2,800,000

Interested in any of these properties? Do not hesitate to contact us at ASK@BONDNewYork.com. Not finding what you’re looking for? Check out our other listings at: http://www.bondnewyork.com

 

Agent Poll: What’s the Best Place to Swim in NYC

As summer begins winding down (please don’t go!) we are all trying to get our last few dips in. With over 500 agents in 7 offices throughout the city, we have our finger on the pulse of the best places to eat, drink, be merry and SWIM. 

Here are their recommendations for best places to swim in NYC:

Rockaway Beach and Rockaway Tacos - Queens, NY

All the cool kids know that the best place to go is Far Rockaway Beach. It is the only place in NYC where you can surf. When your ready to eat make sure you stop by Rockaway Tacos for a bite.

– BOND Agent, Shayla Sweatt

The beach at the Dream Hotel and Bar D’eau at the  Trump SOHO both have amazing pools.
– BOND Agent, Janine Young

 

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– BOND Co-Founder, Bruno Ricciotti

Brighton Beach - Brooklyn

More specifically Section Bay 4 because my sister is a NYC Lifeguard there!

– BOND Agent, Kimberly Ragnanan

Astoria ParkAstoria Queens

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This beautiful outdoor pool was used for qualifying events for the 1936 and 1964 Summer Olympics, it is also the oldest and largest in the city!  This is where I did my training for the NYC triathlon during their lap swimming.  The views are breathtaking, sitting on the edge of the East River and resting between the Tri-borough Bridge and Hell Gate Bridge.
– BOND Agent, Talia McKinney
The Pool is on the 9th floor of Avalon Riverview North, and can also be used by those, like Brian (pictured with his brother Michael & kids as a guest) living in Avalon South.  We love the heated pool because of the 180 degree view of the East River and Manhattan!  It is like being on vacation as you answer your e-mail and Trulia leads on your smart phone, after a dip!
– BOND Agent, Larry H. Dusseau

What luxury 1BR can one buy in NYC?

Today sales manager Stacey Max highlights these three luxury 1BRs you can buy today through the city.

Terrace Lovers 1BR at 1 Irving Place –

Bordering Gramercy Park and Union Square

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Area: Gramercy
Location: Union Square/15
Type: Condo
Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1
Price: $995,000

 

Luxury Gorgeous Bright 1BR limestone bath gym pool Near all transportation -

Midtown West

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Area: Midtown West
Type: Condo
Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1
Approx. Size:
885 sq.ft. (82 sq.mt.)
Price: $1,550,000

 

Elegant Park Avenue One Bedroom with Balcony - 

Upper East Side

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Area: Upper East Side
Location: East 60th & 61s
Type: Condo
Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1
Approx. Size:
942 sq.ft. (88 sq.mt.)
Price: $2,800,000

 

Do not hesitate to contact us with questions about this listing at Ask@BONDNewYork.com. Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Check out http://www.bondnewyork.com for more listings.

Building Profile: The Corinthian, 330 East 38th Street

by guestblogger BOND agent Tom Pecoraro

 

One of a Kind: 330 East 38th Street – The Corinthian, Murray Hill

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As inventory in NYC continues to experience record lows, property hunters remain on the hunt.  For those looking for room to spread out, The Corinthian,  a condominium building located at 330 East 38th Street in Murray Hill offers space and much more.

Having personally lived in the building and worked with clients there, I know this building first hand and really love it.

The 57-floor, 817-unit condo was built in 1989. Its fluted towers are unusual compared to the typical box-shaped buildings of that time period and perfectly suited to great apartment layouts; while the bay windows are perfect to take in the 360-degree views.

This is an established white-glove 24-hour full service doorman building with valet service and 24-hour garage.  The building is impeccably managed by Rose Associates with management representative on the premises as well as a building superintendent.  There is a large staff of doormen, porters and handymen at one’s service.

The building has something for everyone: Apartment inventory  ranges from approx 500-600 sq. ft. studios to 1700+ sq. ft. (sometimes even as big as 3,000+ sq. ft.!) three-bedrooms with many apartments having one or multiple balconies. There is a wide variety of layouts available to suit most needs.

This building also allows rentals.  The current average sale price per square foot is $1,467.00 and the average rental price per square foot is $55.00.

While many attractive and highly publicized new building projects hitting the market feature incomparable amenities, 330 East 38th Street  continues to renovate and innovate with highly coveted modern conveniences. Examples include: a fourth-floor common area center offering a  large new laundry room; an enclosed 50-foot heated indoor pool, sauna and steam rooms; running track; multi-tiered outdoor sundeck, gym, yoga studio; and children’s playroom and party room with kitchen.

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At the building’s entrance there’s a private driveway for easy off-street loading and unloading ,as well as some rare peaceful elements in the middle of a frenetic city– a semicircular cascading waterfall fountain and bronze sculpture that has appeared in a number of movies.

Murray Hill known for its rows of brownstones and pre-war buildings mixed with some contemporary development as you walk East.  The convenience of this buildings’ location is often overlooked by perspective buyers who believe the building is too far East, but residents know better.Within minutes of walking from 330 East 38th Street you are in midtown, near Grand Central, Metro North and many subway lines.  The nearby Midtown Tunnel provides quick access out East and to the Airports.

If interested in learning more about this building, others in Murray Hill or have any questions about rentals or sales in NYC, reach out to Tom or email is at ASK@bondnewyork.com

 

Meet 160 East 23rd Street

BOND Sales Manager, Stacey Max lists three new development project units that you can buy today!

160 East 23rd Street #2A 

Gramercy Park One Bedroom +Den New Condo Building

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ID# 605715
Area: Gramercy
Location: Lexington & 3rd
Type: Condo
Bedrooms: 1.5

Bathrooms: 1
Rooms: 3.0
Approx. Size:
673 sq.ft. (63 sq.mt.)
Price: $1,137,566

 

160 East 23rd Street #4A 
Gramercy Park One Bedroom+Den New Condo Building

 

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ID# 605736
Area: Gramercy
Location: Lexington & 3rd
Type: Condo
Bedrooms: 1.5

Bathrooms: 1
Rooms: 3.0
Approx. Size:
673 sq.ft. (63 sq.mt.)
Price: $1,204,865

 

 

160 East 23rd Street #8A 
Gramercy Park One Bedroom + Den New Condo Building

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ID# 605740
Area: Gramercy
Location: Lexington & 3rd
Type: Condo
Bedrooms: 1.5

Bathrooms: 1
Rooms: 3.0
Approx. Size:
673 sq.ft. (63 sq.mt.)
Price: $1,339,489

 

Have questions about any of these properties? Do no hesitate to contact us at ASK@BondNewYork.com. Didn’t find what you’re looking for, check out our other listing at: http://www.bondnewyork.com

Agent Poll: What’s The Best Place to Be in Summer in NYC?

With over 500 agents in 7 offices, we are never at a loss for great recommendations on where to eat, drink and be merry in NYC. 

We asked our agents what their favorite place to be in summer in NYC is. Here is their responses along with pictures they snapped. 

1.) Gansevort Hotel - 420 Park Ave South - Flatiron

I love having a glass of wine on one of the city’s amazing rooftop lounges. One of my favorites is at the Gansevort Hotel in the Meatpacking District. You get to see this city from whole different perspective and it is absolutely breathtaking.

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-  BOND Agent, Natalie Naim

2.) NY Philharmonic Concert on the Great Lawn of Central Park ending with fireworks

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3.) Bryant Park HBO Film Festival , Midtown East
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 4.) La Birrerria -  200 5th Avenue - Flatiron
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- BOND Agent, Joseph G. Sheehan
5.) Gantry State Park, – 4-09 47th Road – Long Island City
Summer concerts every Tuesday 7 to 8pm
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6.) St. Peter’s Church – 22 Barclay St - Financial District
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 7) LIC Landing, LIC

Burgers, beer & boats!  Manhattan skyline too!

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- BOND Agent, Larry Dusseau

 

8.) Central Park

My favorite thing to do in the summer is to go for a nice run around the six-mile Central Park loop in the morning.  I get there before it gets too hot and crowded, its peaceful and motivating because there are so many other people running, walking, biking and training.

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BOND Agent, Talia McKinney

9) East River Esplanade – East River – East Side

I LOVE walking the East River Esplanade down in the Financial District and hanging out on Pier 15, which is a sort of raised lawn jutting out into the river. Last time I was there, there was a group doing AcroYoga, which was really cool and indicative of the variety of culture that is making FiDi more than just a place to work. Plus, on the lower level, there’s Watermark Bar / Lounge for food and drink.
 10. Pier 15 – South Street Seaport – Financial District
11) Watermark Bar -  78 South Street – Financial District 
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Building Profile: 101 Warren

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Amid Manhattan’s booming real estate market, some buildings have risen faster in value than others.

101 Warren Street would be a prime example.

When the marketing team for the luxury high-rise development announced its sellout for over $650 million in August 2010, they heralded it as the “largest and most successful condominium offering in the history of downtown Manhattan.”

But it appears that sale prices in 101 Warren have continued to climb – at a  much faster rate than those of the surrounding neighborhood, and some of its saavy investors are starting to cash in.

An analysis of six recent sales in the residential tower during May and June reveals that their sale  prices were, on average, 49% higher than what they were originally purchased for from the developer.

Sale prices across Tribeca & Soho, meanwhile, have risen 30% over that same time period on average, according to a comparative review of data on MillerSamuel.com.

While people are attracted to Tribeca for its classical, industrial charm, we increasingly continue to see buyers looking for amenity-rich buildings. While many of the neighborhood’s new developments fit that bill, many buyers are looking for something they can move into immediately without the long wait while the building is completed.

In addition to the skyscraping views that most of Tribeca’s older buildings don’t afford, 101 Warren features a spa, a Bloomberg Financial Lounge and board room, attended parking, and – most notably – a private forest of Austrian pines.

The biggest winner: a 3-bedroom, 2,200 square foot unit on the 28th floor that sold for $6.15 million in June. It was originally purchased for $3.4 million in December 2009.

This is a regularly occurring feature from The Tribeca/Soho Real Estate Report, by The Tribeca Team’s Jacob Fine. Contact him today if you would like to be added to his mailing list.

How to Have a Pet Like a New Yorker: Pet Laws

by Guestblogger and BOND agent Megan Mulvilhill   In her spare time she works with a cat rescue group and in addition to her three cats, Megan usually has a few foster cats at any time. For great tips on renting and New York City in general follow her on Twitter and Instagram @regirlnyc.

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While this piece is certainly not meant to be used as legal advice–please contact a lawyer if you have specific questions–here are some interesting tidbits about having a pet in NYC.

 

There are laws on the books in New York City designed to help protect tenants, but did you know there are laws to help protect your pets as well? Sometimes you get that great apartment and there is a wink and a nod that pets are okay though it is not in the lease. Happens all of the time, no biggie, right? Then your landlord sells the building and the new owner does not want pets in the building or your landlord decides because 2B lets their dog be a menace that Fluffy has to go.

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Don’t worry, your pet may be protected by the New York City Pet Law1. This law may override your no-pet clause if2:

 

  • The tenant has kept a pet “openly” and “notoriously”
  • The landlord or agent of the landlord must know about the pet for at least three months
  • The landlord doesn’t pursue legal action to remove the pet

 

Okay, so what does all of that mean? 

 

Basically if your super or landlord knows you have a pet and you are not hiding it—no smuggling Fido out for a walk—for a period of at least three months you may be good to go. This can be a bit harder to prove with cats unless you take them for a walk. (Seriously it happens!)

 

My new landlord says definitely no pets, but I really need my little buddy.

 

Fear not, there are other options to keep your furry friend in you home even if the landlord says no. You can try to qualify your pet as an Emotional Support Animal3. If you have a diagnosed mental illness and need a pet companion, you may be able to keep your pet no matter what the lease says.

 

Mr. Snugums may fall into this category if:

 

  • You have a diagnosed disability
  • You qualify to live in your housing.  No squatters.
  • You need to get a reasonable pet. No tigers or sloths people, a dog or a cat will suffice.
  • You absolutely must have the animal in order to live in the housing.  In other words you need this animal to function4

 

The above things can be hard to prove and qualifying your animal may not be a sure thing, but it is worth a try.

 

Yeh!!! My pet can stay!

 

Whoa, don’t get too excited there are some caveats to the above. First and foremost it only applies to rental properties with more than three apartments and to co-op owners.5  Condos in Manhattan and the Bronx do not qualify.6

 

Also, if your pet is considered a nuisance, you could be asked to rehome it.  Nuisance behavior may be considered:

 

  • Excessive barking
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Noxious smells such as urine or feces
  • Relieving itself in public areas
  • Having too many animals

 

If the above happens once you many have the chance to remedy it. If it happens more than once, your landlord may demand you get rid of your pet.

 

Phew that was a lot of information!

 

I know, I know, it does seem overwhelming.  The main thing is make sure everyone knows you have a pet, don’t hide it, and if there is any issue talk to your landlord. Be upfront with your real estate agent when you being your search for a home. They can make sure they show you pet-friendly apartments so keeping your furry family member with you will be a breeze.

 

For more information check out:

 

1  N.Y. ADC. LAW § 27-2009.1 : NY Code – Section 27-2009.1: Rights and responsibilities of owners and tenants in relation to pets

2  http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode/ADC/27/2/2/1/27-2009.1 part b.

3  According to: http://www.mfy.org/wp-content/uploads/reports/PET-MANUAL.pdf Although emotional support animals are analogous to guide dogs and other service animals, emotional support animals do not need to be trained in order to alleviate the effects of a person’s disability. Therefore, an emotional support animal can be a reasonable accommodation even if it has received no training. Janush v. Charities Housing Development Corp., 169 F.Supp.2d 1133 (N.D.Cal. 2000). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the agency charged with enforcing the Fair Housing Act and Amendments, has also held in administrative decisions that allowing a pet in no-pet housing can be a reasonable accommodation. HUD v. Dutra, HUDALJ 09-93-1753-8 (1996); HUD v. Riverbay Corporation, HUDALJ 02-93-0320-1 (1994).

4  One Overlook Ave. Corp. v. NY State Div. of Human Rights, 8 A.D.3d 286, 777 N.Y.S.2d 696 (2d Dep’t 2004); Durkee v. Staszak, 223 A.D.2d 984, 636 N.Y.S.2d 880 (3d Dep’t 1996); Landmark Properties v. Olivo, 5 Misc. 3d 18, 783 N.Y.S.2d 745 (App. Term 2d Dep’t 2004); Crossroads Apartments Assoc. v. LeBoo, 152 Misc.2d 830, 578 N.Y.S.2d 1004 (City Ct. Rochester Cty. 1991).

5  Seward Park Housing Corp. v. Cohen, 287 A.D.2d 157, 162, 734 N.Y.S.2d 42, 48 (1st Dep’t 2001); Clearview Gardens v. Volpicelli, 213 A.D.2d 582, 624 N.Y.S.2d 930 (2d Dep’t 1995); Corlear Gardens Housing Company, Inc. v. Ramos, 126 Misc. 2d 416, 481 N.Y.S.2d 577 (Sup. Ct., Bx Cty. 1984) (Because cooperative housing was not explicitly excluded from coverage in the Pet Law statute, Pet Law applies to cooperative housing).

6  Board of Managers of the Parkchester North Condominium v. Quiles, et al., 234 A.D.2d 130, 651 N.Y.S.2d 36 (1st Dept. 1996) (The Pet Law applies to “covenants contained in multiple dwelling leases,” but does not apply to condominiums because they constitute a form of fee ownership, where leases are not applicable). Decisions from the appellate courts in the First Department apply to Manhattan and the Bronx.

Meet the Broker: Tom Stuart

When Tom Stuart isn’t closing deals, he’s writing musicals. We sat down with him to find out what it’s like to balance both careers and how one can often help the other.
BOND NEW YORK:  Tell us a little bit about your life outside of real estate.

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TOM STUART: I live in Brooklyn with a partner, a dog, and a pet parrot. I’m into food – I love to eat out, and recently started baking bread! I don’t see as much theatre as I would like, but my best friend and I go often. Also, I’m an advanced member of the BMI Musical Theatre Writers Workshop which I like to tell everyone is a big deal!

BNY: The BMI Musical Theatre Workshop is very impressive and has nurtured shows such as A Chorus Line and Book of Mormon. Speaking of impressive, is it true you were back up for Donny Osmond on Broadway?

TS: Not Broadway, but I was his understudy on the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I was what is called an “onstage cover”, which means I was in the show as an ensemble member, but when Donny was out I would perform his role and someone else would do my part. I played for him for two weeks solid in Boston and also in Chicago and Detroit.

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BNY:  How long have you been acting/writing?

TS: I started acting at age eight – My parents put me in a summer play program and I loved it. I wrote my first show about 10 years ago. It was a very fun 80s “Mix-Tape Musical” called KIDS IN AMERICA – It was performed at the Triad Theatre in NYC and produced regionally.

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BNY: How does real estate compare to performing?

TS: It’s fast-paced, stressful, a good challenge, fun when you’re making money, different every day, you interact with lots of different people, and you are your own business.

BNY: How do you think real estate compares to preparing for a show?

TS: I think one reason real estate is a good fit for me is that I learned dedication, focus and perseverance as a performer and writer. Don’t be discouraged by no. If you work hard enough you can accomplish a lot. Then again, sometimes you just get lucky.

BNY: What can you take from your experiences acting and apply to this career?

TS: One of the greatest gifts of having a performer background is that it takes a lot to freak me out – rejection, disappointment, highs and lows are part of the deal. I’m better at taking things in stride as a salesperson than I was as an actor.

BNY: Do you ever draw from your experiences with clients? Has there ever been an experience that sent you home to start writing or anything you were able to draw from for a part?

TS: Absolutely. I wrote a musical called FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS – it’s basically a humorous musical revue about how hard it is to have it so good. I had plenty of material to work with!

BNY: We are heading into the fall theater season. What can you recommend?

TS:  I loved this production of PIPPIN, and ONCE is one of my favorite things out there. I think Jason Robert Brown is bringing BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY to B’way next year – What?? I can’t wait.

BNY: The theater district has changed a lot over the years. What have you found has changed the most?

TS: I started renting in Hell’s Kitchen in 1991 and lived in that neighborhood on and off for years – Everyone I knew lived somewhere from 8th Avenue to 11th Avene in midtown, but I didn’t know anyone that lived east of 8th. The last rental I had there was on 43rd Street- beautiful with great views – but I’ve been living in my Brooklyn Co-op for the past few years.

BNY: Do you think the changes have been for better or worse?

TS: We used to complain that there wasn’t a single decent bar or restaurant anywhere west of 8th for years. That’s clearly changed, but now I miss how nice and quiet it was when the tourists were afraid to cross 8th Avenue.

BNY: It’s not usually considered a largely residential neighborhood.  Is that changing?

TS: The true “theatre district” does have a lot more condos than it used to and also there are the old coops like the Whitby, etc. Those buildings have a lot of old Broadway Charm. I think it has become more acceptable as a residential neighborhood. It’s also the perfect place for a pied a terre if you love the theatre, dining and the park!

BNY:  Say someone was coming in from out of town and wanted to experience theater and a night out in NYC. First scenario would be the typical Broadway show and dinner. What would you recommend they see and where should they eat?

TS: That’s easy – Classic B’way eve out would include drinks at Bar Centrale, Orchestra seats to Book of Mormon and dinner after the show at Joe Allen, surrounded by people you’re pretty sure are famous.

BNY: What if they wanted something a little more off the beaten path? What should they do and what neighborhood should they visit?

TS: If you’re going high-brow – Dinner at Lincoln and see anything at Lincoln Center. Two options for Downtown – Dinner at Hearth in the East Village and a play or a play or musical at the Public Theatre OR for a more casual time Japanese Ramen at Ippudo in the East Village and a show and drinks at Joe’s Pub – one of the best venues for an intimate performance.

BNY:  Do you have a favorite neighborhood? What makes it your favorite?

TS: Right now it’s my neighborhood- Clinton Hill/Ft. Greene, Brooklyn because it suits my lifestyle. More relaxed than Manhattan but with enough action, restaurants, etc., for me.