The Wh0, What, Why, How and Where...

served as Moderator, Host or Panel Speaker For:

Latina Business Network of NY

NY Metro Community Lending

NAHREP Long Island

Charter Real Estate School of NY

Women of Color Develop

LatinoMixx Radio

NAHREP Puerto Rico

Intercontinental Capital Group - The Own It Team

Alliance Group at eXp Realty


"Hey Anthony, you've got some 'splaining to do!" - in my Ricky Ricardo voice

Who is Anthony Fernandez?

He is the son of parents from the Dominican Republic who came to the United States as many do to seek a better future for the next generation. Dedicated in their roles as parents, smart, hard working, faithful and loyal to the American dream of home ownership and witness to how that dream builds families and communities.

Growing up in Brooklyn NY, Anthony was born into knowing the importance of connecting with the community and building relationships. He was raised in Bushwick and spent many weekends in East NY at his dad's bodega. This made him to be confident and forthright.

"My parents instilled in me to always think broadly, like an owner, even when I wasn' the job like its your business"

They always showed him through their actions and words that this mindset would be the doorway toward a bright future.

His parents taught him to earn his place at home and he got his first job at age 10. Their values have led him to hardly ever need a job application. "I loved my start and the experience I gained in our bodega. It's led to so many things in life...owning a computer and digital design business, working in retail, arts and entertainment, information technology, property manager and a real estate broker. " Throughout all of this experiences his constant has been the love to create, contribute and perform. "I loved to be the party planner, home video director, family photographer, DJ, and dancer at every family party. "

One of his mantras has been "Everyday you're alive and in nearly every way it's showtime so show up and make it happen!"

Check out the resume on Linkedin

What is From The Neighborhood®?

It is not a real estate brokerage, a team or in any way involved in sale or rental of real estate. I started it as an experiment on YouTube to help a client. It quickly became like conversation piece like what you'd have in a living room. "They really really liked the show and actually forgot about the house!" I simply show how much I enjoy to get to know people and places you are likely to cross on your way to work, hear about from a friend and yet know very little about in every neighborhood.

I've been a licensed real estate broker for many years and I know that the good agents do this everyday and their impact on a community is immensely underrated. I seek to connect with exceptional real estate agents that are heartily invested in their neighborhoods to talk about the neighborhood, bring a guest and show the goodness of living there. Together we deliver to the world these enjoyable places that makes you want to be... From The Neighborhood®.

The show is centered around community connecting with the people that are moving in and out in every neighborhood each day. It may help you explore new places, rediscover with new perspective your own daily world and to embrace the people and places in your neighborhood while you grow by learning something from each episode.

Why I created From The Neighborhood®?

My mother had made a career of being a real estate agent from her own experience in becoming a homeowner. We came to opposition and triumphed in this journey to become an invested part of the neighborhood we loved. I felt and then witnessed the transformation that occurred when a person took their first step to own till the day they received the keys. The pride and the sense of connection to a community was a priceless.

Starting 15 years ago, I'd begun introducing myself as "Anthony, From The Neighborhood. After having said this at nearly every introduction while operating my real estate practice, One day I said to myself "

"This could really be something one day..."

because I wanted to create the feeling of belonging for everyone. In 2020, it struck me while watching one of my favorite childhood show with my kids and asked myself "How can I serve a bigger purpose?" and my answer was to "Bring out the beauty of every neighborhood !"

How is this made?

To date, I produce, cast, direct and host nearly every production. Recently, a few good friends have step forward and contributed. Thank goodness! Our production has very little to zero to minimal scripting because being "at home" with yourself and others is authentic, natural and real.

"Why care about who's line is it anyway? Come as you are, I'll coach you a bit, but remember, to love the way you are because that's what god made and everyone loves a real character. "

I use the most common recording, sound and lighting gear (smart phones too!) and pride myself in being good at picking the right weather, timing and places. You can't make that up in any studio. It goes a long way in producing an authentic episode. This comes from being kid at every family party without a production budget and yet they would never trust anyone else with the VHS camcorder.

Where is From The Neighborhood® going?

Wherever there is a neighborhood...I want to be there; Seriously.

At this time, I'm connecting with many local officials, non-profit organizations, business owners and even real estate agents across the country (Puerto Rico too!) to hear their stories and learning about their neighborhoods. Be sure to reach out. It may be that very soon "I'll be seeing you...back in the neighborhood."