Our story begins when we met in Hoboken, NJ in the fall of 2012. We struck up a fast conversation and realized very quickly we both had many things in common, amongst them mutual careers in real estate, love for arts and sports in general, specifically football. Also, we learned that we lived on the same street, just a few blocks away from each other. After dating for two years, Patrick proposed to CJ on the roof of a building in Manhattan as the sun set on a fall day. About a year later, we married in Nantucket, Massachusetts, an island in the Atlantic, surrounded by our families and friends. This was a special place as it was our first vacation spot together and has become a yearly vacation tradition. We moved across the river from New Jersey and now live together in upper Manhattan in South Harlem, and both work in New York City. Since we first met, we always knew we wanted children and look forward to building our family and writing the next chapter of our story together.
We recently moved to the South Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. We LOVE it and can't wait to raise our children here. It's close to Central Park and one block from Marcus Garvey Park which has two public swimming pools, an ice skating rink and tons of green space to explore. With in walking distance is our local movie theater and tons of great restaurants. We love the diversity of our neighborhood and the abundance of families. We enjoy the fact it's a little more quiet than the rest of NYC. We love being able to hop on a subway or bus and go to a Broadway show, museum or other exciting activities.
We live in two floors of a townhouse and both our neighbors are young families with small children. Our main level has a large living space to relax, unwind and watch TV. We have a spacious kitchen for Patrick to cook in, a separate dining room to entertain family & friends and an outdoor deck to enjoy the summer and spring weather. Downstairs, we have our master bedroom, Patrick's office and our soon to be baby's nursery. We also have an additional bedroom for visitors, especially CJ’s mother, who we know will be coming to visit us often to see her first grandchild!
Our Dog - Hamlet
We adopted a blue Great Dane Puppy named Hamlet. He was born in Oklahoma in late December, 2016 and is growing fast. Hamlet is a true gentle giant who loves children (everyone) and can't wait to meet his new brother or sister. He is full of energy and loves to go running in the park, strolls through the neighborhood and playing with other dogs.
CJ was born in Philadelphia, PA at the Naval Hospital and both his parents were in the Air Force. He spent his early childhood at a variety of bases, including time in Europe and Japan, before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up, CJ loved sports, especially ice skating and soccer. After graduating high school, CJ started a career in real estate, working his way up from a leasing agent to property manager.
In 2012, CJ moved to Hoboken, New Jersey just across from New York City. CJ loves fitness classes from spinning, cross fit or running in Central Park. Currently, he manages a luxury high rise apartment building on the Upper West Side. When not exercising, CJ enjoys fashion, NYC dinning (especially tacos) and planning vacations – He can't wait to spoil our little one(s) and plan new family traditions.
QUICK FACTS =)
Hometown - Cincinnati, Ohio
Birthday - November 15th (Scorpio)
Occupation - Real Estate Property Manager
Favorite Color - Green
Favorite Holiday - Halloween
Favorite Food - Mexican
Sports Team - Cincinnati Bengals
Favorite Artist - Adam Lambert
Favorite Movie - Home Alone
Favorite TV Show - Anything HGTV
Vacation Spot - Caribbean
Hobbies - Fitness, watching football, vacations and keeping up with social media
Patrick was born in northern New Jersey, less than half an hour from New York City. Growing up, he loved to play tennis and was very active in lots of organizations, including acting, singing, debating and his school newspaper. After high school, Patrick moved to the West Coast, to go to Stanford University in California. He continued his education and completed business school there as well.
Even though Patrick enjoyed the West Coast, he always knew New York was home. He moved back after school, working first on Wall Street, and then became a real estate investor. In his spare time, he loves to go running and has completed five marathons. He has always loved Broadway shows and the museums in New York City, which he can't wait to share with his children.
QUICK FACTS =)
Hometown - Franklin Lakes, NJ
Birthday - July 10th (Cancer)
Occupation - Real Estate Investor
College - Stanford University
Favorite Color - Green
Favorite Holiday - Christmas
Favorite Food - Pizza
Sports Team - Green Bay Packers
Favorite Movie - All About Eve
Favorite TV Show - Any mystery series
Vacation Spot - Nantucket
Hobbies - Running, Cooking/Baking, Broadway Shows and Reading