How long have you lived in NYC?
Since 2007. In the US since 2001.
When / why did you move here ?
I moved from LA to start a job at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC in 2007 where I started as an Assistant Director of Room Service. after that I worked as Senior Food & Beverage Director.
What is your favorite neighborhood, why?
All of Brooklyn! Because of its diversity and restaurants. In Manhattan Battery Park and Hudson River Park because of the awesome bike lane next to the Hudson River.
Favorite restaurant(s), why?
Anything on Stone Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn because of the atmosphere and location. Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro because of the awesome cheese dishes. Meatball shop (need I say more?). Hill County BBQ in the Flat Iron District / Dinosaur BBQ because of their great ribs and pulled pork.
Hidden gems, insider tips you think people should know about.
The North Cove yacht harbor in Battery Park City. The SoHo Grand Hotel because of its architecture. Van Cortland Park in the Bronx. The Cloisters Museum in Washington Heights, Manhattan. If you buy a ticket for the Metropolitan, it’s also good for The Cloisters on the same day.