Like all good stories this one had a happy ending, but what happened after the cameras stopped rolling? And what wound up on the cutting-room floor? Continue reading for some exclusive information on last night’s episode of Selling New York!
Behind the Scenes:
One of the most exciting parts of “World Trade Center” is that viewers got a rarely seen look at what’s been going on at Ground Zero since September 11, 2001. As amazing as it was to watch the finished product of this episode, taping parts of it was not the easiest task. Mother Nature and weekend construction teamed up and got the best of Tom, his buyers and the production team during the Sunday filming on top of the nearby World Financial Center, which made the shoot challenging. Between extreme winds at such a high altitude and the drilling going on down below, capturing usable audio took a bit longer than expected.
Aside from the technical difficulties, let’s not forget to discuss the incredible party that Tom hosted at the end of the episode. After his show-stopping performance, Tom received an abundance of positive feedback. Some people were completely shocked because they did not know he could carry such a tune. One scene that didn’t make the final cut: A special on-stage appearance by CORE’s CEO, Shaun Osher, who played the saxophone alongside Tom. Shaun is also a very talented musician, which is how he and Tom originally connected years ago. Overall, the night was a huge success, and Tom plans on making his customer appreciation party an annual affair.
Tom’s opinion of the neighborhood has certainly stayed the same since filming “World Trade Center.” He is a great believer in the Financial District and feels that the revival of this area will continue. His buyers saw dozens of downtown apartments during their search, but they were swept away by the beautiful interiors and amazing amenities at The Setai and, after touring the area with Tom a few times, they fell in love with the Financial District. During a conversation with Tom after closing on the apartment, his clients continued to express how much they adore the neighborhood. Tom is extremely grateful that he could help this deserving couple find their happily ever after.
Tom is known to go above and beyond for his clients. As you will continue to see in his appearances throughout the Selling New York season, he does whatever it takes to help his clients get across the finish line; in this case, he attempted to take his clients on a helicopter ride through the neighborhood, but “settled” for a private viewing from the top of the World Financial Center ended up being his buyers’ deciding factor.