Tell us about yourself.
I am dad to Cooper (10) and Lily (8). I was a stay at home dad before starting Hamptons Salt Company two years ago.
How long have you lived in NYC? What keeps you here?
We have lived in NYC for 3 years this last time, but previously lived in NYC for 2 years and Hoboken for 6 years with stints in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Columbus, Ohio in between. We love NYC for all its food, culture, and friends.
Why did you choose Related?
Related offers the best buildings, in the best locations with the best service!
What’s it like raising your kids in NYC?
NYC is an amazing place to raise children. New York offers the best in education and cultural activities for children. Living in Battery Park gives us great access to sports fields, green space & the Hudson River Parks.
Why did you choose Tribeca Green?
With two young children, Tribeca Green was perfect because it had large apartments with great access to the ball fields, green spaces of the Hudson River Parks, and parking in the building.
What do you love about living in a Related building?
The service levels are amazing. If you need something or something breaks, the team is there quickly and the problem is solved.
What do you love about the Tribeca/Battery Park City area specifically?
I find having a view of the Hudson River to be calming for life in the big city. Tribeca and Battery Park give you city living, with great restaurants but without the hustle of other areas of the city.
What are your favorite places/restaurants in Tribeca, and NYC as a whole?
Mr. Chow, Locanda Verde, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Café Cluny or the Waverly Inn are some of our most frequented spots.
What is your favorite or most used amenity?
Parking in the building. It’s a small thing, but having the ability to load up a luggage cart and wheel it to the car makes those weekend trips so easy!
Any memorable staff stories?
I was amazed at how fast the team made us feel at home. They were there to help with anything, including installing a TV or touch-up paint.
What makes Related feel like home?
It is a wonderful feeling to walk into the lobby each day and be greeted by name. It makes it feel like home when everyone knows your name and not just your apartment number.
How has Related impacted your home life? What about your family helped you choose Related?
The quality of a Related building’s construction was important to me. As a small business owner, there are many times that I work from home, and it is wonderful to know you can take a business call in quiet or run down to the shared office space if you need a quiet work spot outside your apartment.
We’re throwing a dinner party… what’s your best tip for entertaining?
Don’t try anything new. Stick with those things you do well. The last thing you need is an experimental recipe gone wrong. Entertaining should be fun, so try to do all the prep work early, so you can enjoy your guests and aren’t stuck in the kitchen the whole night! But most of all, be sure to cook with all natural Hamptons Cooking Salt and have a jar of Hamptons Finishing salt on your table!
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