Lauren Sebastian


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