If NYC is looking for a publicist, I am available! I am and will always be an advocate for NYC! There is no other place in the world that has the amount of diversity of people, cultures and characters that all seem to live peacefully in our beautiful vertical city. My rule of thumb is you should not complain unless you have an idea about what can be done to lead to a solution. There are many occasions that I am at an event, party or fundraiser and I listen to constant complaints about how “bad” things are in the city. My response is always the same, use your voice, write a letter and get involved in your community. There is always a solution, especially when we work together. I’m reminded how grateful I am for being part of this city that is constantly shapeshifting. You can get drinks at a bar that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton frequented, catch a Broadway Show, take a walk-through Central Park, view some of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, have any type of cuisine you are in the mood for and let’s not forget about the shopping. Through the years we have had strikes, riots, fiscal crisis’s, black outs, 911 and recently, Covid. Every time we are faced with a crisis, NYC bounces back. I have lived through many of these events and believe having had the right mindset, positive attitude, and solutions to challenges that faced not only myself, but my company helped me become the “Richest Self-Made Women in Real Estate”-Forbes.

I urge you to stop complaining, find the positives and practice gratitude each day no matter how big it may be! Get involved, and let your voice be heard and share your ideas that are solution based. Above all, if you ever find yourself in NYC, look me up!


  1. Victoria Ostrowski says:

    I completely agree–New York is full of energy and enthusiasm. I think we are the luckiest people in the world to live here. We have the world at our fingertips.
    Culture, incredible food, we can walk everywhere, we have the best medical facilities, we still attract the top people in every industry. We are truly a melting pot.
    Thank you for being the best cheerleader for our great city!


    • Dottie says:

      Great comments Victoria, I love that you and I are on the same page!

      • Deborah Lehrer says:

        Goodmorning Dottie,

        You’re just what I needed this morning !! To boost me into action. Thanks for your enthusiasm & encouragement. I need to stop kvetching & go back to work. Creating a NEW life @ 65+ isn’t easy but has to done. Failure isn’t an option. !!
        Please keep posting . You’re inspiring.

  2. Jeff Stone says:

    Hi Dottie,
    I completely agree with your statement to get involved, especially if you don’t like what’s going on. I decided to run for a position within my village, because I too, complained about how bad things were and guess what, I Won! I can now try to affect change for the better within the village I live in. Res, non Verba, Action, not Words! You don’t like the coffee, make it yourself.

    • Dottie says:

      Hi Jeff,
      Congratulations! I am so proud of you and your effort to affect change and make things better! I would love to use your comments on my social media!

  3. John Aaroe says:

    Your wisdom about NY is accurate and powerful. The World has only one NY. However, your solution based approach toward life is equally effective wherever you call home. Millions complain about the traffic in LA. Know the short cuts and it’s not a City of traffic. Get involved. Love it or leave it.

    • Dottie says:

      Hi John,
      First, thank you for you comment. There is one thing I really don’t like, people who complain and have no solution. I think live in the greatest county in the world! You are also right, there is only one NYC in the world and we are lucky to live in it!

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