23 Questions with Bond Collective is a series highlighting the impressive 1,000+ person community spread across the Bond Collective portfolio. The series will feature members from 60 Broad, 55 Broadway, Gowanus and Flatiron locations and Bond Collective employees as well. 23 Questions will explore all different walks of life and show just how unique and vast the Bond Collective network continues to become.
Chrystina is a Hofstra alumna and native New Yorker with work experience ranging in the entertainment, media, financial, and hospitality industries. Based out of Bond 60 Broad, Chrystina uses her past skills to enhance members’ day-to-day experiences to ensure their work environment is as comfortable as can be.
Outside of Bond Collective, Chrystina is an entertainer and fitness enthusiast. She currently lives in Hell’s Kitchen and her go-to restaurant is Taco Dumbo (pro hint: try the tortilla soup). When she is not at work Chrystina can be found taking classes at UCB, making silly videos, and surprising Bond Collective staff with her beautiful singing voice. Chrystina loves the opportunity to meet amazing people at Bond Collective. Chrystina is welcoming and friendly, she has a special way of making people feel cared for and comfortable. Chrystina was recently promoted to Co-Community Manager at Bond 60 Broad, which makes this the perfect time to get to know her better. We asked Chrystina a few questions…
1 - First thing you do in the morning?
Drink water, check my text messages.
2 - Top 3 songs to listen to when you need to get work done?
I love the playlist "Instrumental Study" on Spotify. I find it hard to focus if I have music with lyrics on... I get easily distracted!
3 - Favorite coffee shop and go to order?
I don't drink coffee, but I love a good green juice or smoothie. For an indulging smoothie, Juice Generation’s "Mr. Greengenes" is my absolute favorite.
4 - Gmail or Outlook?
5 - App you can’t live without?
Google Maps. I could technically survive without Instagram, but I would be somewhere lost and confused without those directions.
6 - First job?
I worked at a clothing store at a mall in Long Island. Those discounts were great.
7 - Favorite lunch spot?
Currently, Juice Shop.
8 - Early or late?
9 - How do you unwind after a long day of work?
If it's been a long day: workout class and/or dinner and drinks with a friend. If it's been a very long day: sprawling out on my couch and watching Netflix with some Seamless.
10 - What’s your lucky charm?
Not a tangible object, but the support of the people I love.
11 - What inspires you?
I'm constantly inspired by what's around me: the people I see, the things I do, the places I go.
12 - Social Media account everyone should be following?
@thefoodjoy. Just do it.
13 - Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My mom always taught me, and continues to remind me, to count my blessings and look on the bright side of things.
14 - How long did it take you to get to work this morning?
About 40 minutes.
15 - When’s the last time you celebrate a win?
Last night I celebrated a friendversary, which is always a great excuse to do something a little fancy.
16 -If you could squeeze one more activity into your daily life, what would it be?
I'd love to make time to learn guitar. I keep starting it every few years, and never stick with it.
17 - If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
18 - What is the most interesting thing about you?
I have a lot of good stories.
19 - Last show you binge watched?
The Good Place.
20 - Biggest Cheerleader?
My mom and my dad. Growing up they never once missed a play or performance I did, and still support me so much in all that I do.
21 - Call or text?
Text if I'm short on time, but I love a phone call if I have the time for it.
22 - Favorite book?
I can’t get enough of self-help books about keeping positive. “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise L. Hay is a standout.
23 - Name 5 people (dead or alive) you would invite to a dinner party.
All five of the Backstreet Boys.
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