Thursday, June 20, 2013

I am a New Yorker. I love New York!

As many already know, I LOVE NEW YORK!!! I'm a life-long New Yorker, Brooklyn born and raised, with a real estate office in Queens and a satellite office in Midtown Manhattan. I'm a New York fan (NY Mets, NY Knicks, NY Giants, NY Rangers, NY Liberty, NY Red Bulls, Brooklyn Cyclones). I went to PS 250 and IS 318 in Williamsburg Brooklyn (and my children attend the same schools). I went to Lafayette H.S. in Bensonhurst Brooklyn. I studied Liberal Arts at Borough Of Manhattan Community College (Manhattan), studied Psychology at Hunter College (Manhattan), studied Business Dynamics at Boricua College (Brooklyn), acquired my New York State Real Estate License at Express Real Estate School (Brooklyn), studied Freelance Creative Writing and Advanced Public Speaking at LaGuardia Community College (Queens), and I've taken a pre-law course at NYU (Manhattan). My parents live in Ridgewood Queens. I live in Brooklyn. My in-laws live in Bayside Queens. My oldest son lives in Hillside Queens. My second oldest son lives in Hamilton Heights Manhattan. My brother, his wife and children live in Elmhurst Queens. I am a product of New York. We are a New York family. I am a New Yorker. I love New York.

I don't think I would ever be a better fit anywhere else. Sure, I love vacationing in the continental United States. I love our yearly Florida trip. I love visiting family in North Carolina, Washington D.C., Texas, Vegas, California, Baltimore, Ohio, Connecticut, Colorado, Indiana, etc. I love visiting family in Canada, Puerto Rico, Greece, Italy, Hawaii, The Philippines and other parts of the world. Every single one of those places is amazing and I love spending time there. Still, I have to admit that the best part of my ONE to FOUR week vacation to any one of those places is the trip back home to New York City. I am a New Yorker. I love New York.

The children in my family, including my own children, my nieces & nephews, my cousins' children, my wife's side of the family, and yes, even those that have simply grown up as cousins even though they have absolutely no direct relation to us (a very New York thing to do), all those children are in love with our great city. They know the local beaches, the parks, the museums, the shopping areas, the event spaces, the libraries, the restaurants, the bridges, all the New York attractions, etc. They are New Yorkers. I am a New Yorker. I love New York.

New York to real New Yorkers is the GREATEST city in the world. Songs, books, stories, movies, scripts, etc. have been written and presented in and about New York. New York has produced famous people such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Tom Cruise, Claire Danes, Sammy Davis Jr., Henry Louis Gehrig, George Gershwin, Jackie Gleason, Washington Irving, Billy Joel, John Jay, Vince Lombardi, The Marx brothers Chico, Groucho, Harpo and Zeppo, Herman Melville, John D. Rockefeller, Mickey Rooney, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt, President Martin Van Buren, President Millard Fillmore, President Chester A. Arthur, President Grover Cleveland, Barbra Streisand, Tupac Shakur, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, my favorite actors Robert De Niro & Alfredo James "Al" Pacino, our own original Superman Christopher Reeve, and George L. Rosario (oh wait, that's me). These are just a few, because if I chose to name them all, this site would probably crash from the size of this file. These are all very well known New Yokers. I am a New Yorker. I love New York.

We have sites that say "America" to the rest of the world. Our many museums, our Broadway culture, our Central Park, our Prospect Park, our diverse style of architecture, the huge diversity or different racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds in our communities, the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, and all the special attractions within the Greater New York City area all symbolize everything that our country stands for; "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." I am a New Yorker. I love New York.

So when people ask why I decided to dedicate my talents and skills to a career in real estate in the Greater New York City area, I simply remind them that I am a New Yorker, and that I LOVE NEW YORK! What better career path than one that allows me to help others find a home in my great city? I don't have a job. I have a dream career that gives me the ability to produce smiles at the end of every closing. I am a New Yorker. I love New York.

If you want to learn more about my great city, contact me. I am always willing to spend time talking about the city I call home. I am a New Yorker and yes, as I've said so many times throughout this post, I LOVE NEW YORK!