As BTSQ's Office Manager, Lauren is responsible for keeping all the wheels in motion, and wears many different hats over the course of a day. But the well-rounded Scranton, Pennsylvania-native is up to the task! When not at the office, you can find Lauren tending to her windowsill garden, working on a DIY project, or training for half-marathons (she finished her first in Philadelphia). Lauren lives in nearby Jersey City, and has helped run the show at Beyond Times Square since April 2016.
She studied abroad in Barcelona while attending the University of Scranton, and has visited other places including Italy, France, England, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. That said, her favorite trips involve going to some place warm!
More about Lauren
Most Recent Trip: Cancun, Mexico
Favorite Trip Experience: getting lost and exploring an unfamiliar place
Next trip: to be determined
Dream Destination: Greek Islands
What you never travel without: a good book
Top 5 things to do in NYC:
- Choosing a neighborhood and walking around to see what you stumble upon
- Seeing a Broadway show
- Eating French macarons at Laduree
- Sitting on a park bench and people watching
- Restaurant hopping and sampling something at each place along the way
Favorite NYC Neighborhood: Nolita (North of Little Italy)
Favorite Attraction/Landmark/Building: New York Botanical Garden
Favorite Hidden Gem: Las Ramblas in Greenwich Village
Favorite Food/Restaurant: Frank in the East Village
Best thing to do in NYC on a rainy day: see a Broadway show
Best thing to do in NYC on a snowy day: put on your snow boots and explore
Tip for people travelling to NYC for the first time: don't try to pack too much in your day. Take your time and really enjoy the city. Whatever you don't get to see is an excuse to come back again!
Do not leave New York without...: visiting an observation deck and seeing the city from a different viewpoint.
Something people don't know about NYC: in 1884, P.T. Barnum led 21 elephants across the Brooklyn Bridge to prove it was safe after construction.
Favorite Travel Quote: “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow .” – Anita Desai