From The Lips Of A Local

Every other week we feature a different local, sharing their unique experiences on what makes NYC the best place, ever.  Hey, we never said New Yorkers weren’t cocky.  

This week we’re delighted to be chatting with someone who gets to see the inside of all these towering NYC apartments, real estate broker Nikki!

Name: Nikki R. Thomas

Occupation: Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker with The Corcoran Group

New Yorker since: 2005

What hood do you live in? Currently, the West Village, but a move to Brooklyn may be imminent…

Where do you get your morning coffee? I actually don’t drink coffee. Oddball, right? 🙂 But I do enjoy tea very much, and my favorite place to get it is Press Tea.

Restaurant you’d be really, really sad bordering on clinically depressed if they closed: It would be a tie between any of the Bareburger restaurants and Friedman’s Lunch. Both are a slam dunk every time I visit them.

Every tourist must visit: The American Museum of Natural History

NYC trend you’re currently loving/hating: Hating: There’s not enough residential real estate inventory on the market. It’s incredibly frustrating.  Loving: The increase in “fast food” restaurants which are healthy and sustainable. Getting a quick meal while not fretting about packing on the pounds is a “win-win” in my book!

Favorite way to while away a (non-workday!) NYC afternoon: I enjoy aimlessly meandering around the city, discovering new shops and restaurants that I might have overlooked previously. No matter how many times I walk down a street, I almost always discover something new. It’s one of the great things about NYC – the constant discoveries.

NYC’s best kept secret: Fort Tryon Park. I am seriously stunned at how many people don’t even know it exists. It’s lovely and has gorgeous vistas of the Hudson River. Plus, the Cloisters are phenomenal.

And a special question just for you…as a real estate guru in NYC, what is the next up and coming neighborhood we should be on the lookout for? This might surprise you, but I think people should keep their eye on Yorkville, a smaller neighborhood within the Upper East Side. The completion of the Second Avenue Subway (which is more imminent than some people think) is going to really transform that neighborhood.

And of course, if anyone out there has any real estate needs or questions (or you’re just kind of obsessed with NYC real estate in general), then they should feel free to check out my blog and follow me on Twitter.

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