Bronx Realtor Kathy Zamechansky Honored by Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York

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Kathy Landi Larson Zamechansky, President of KZA Realty Group, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in the New York City and Westchester County markets, was among four Italian-Americans recently honored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

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Ruben Diaz, Jr, Bronx Borough President, Bronx, NY and Kathy Zamechansky, KZA Realty, Bronx, NY

I’m very proud of my Italian heritage. I’m truly grateful for this honor,” - Kathy Landi Larson Zamechansky

Kathy Landi Larson Zamechansky, President of KZA Realty Group, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in the New York City and Westchester County markets, was among four Italian-Americans recently honored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., The Belmont Business Improvement District, and The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York. The ceremony took place at the Enrico Fermi Cultural Center in the Belmont Library in the Bronx.

After reading a proclamation declaring October 2011 as “Italian Heritage and Culture Month,” in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, Diaz awarded Zamechansky with a plaque for her meritorious service as an Italian-American to the people of New York. Also honored were Joseph “Jay” Savino, Chairman of the Bronx Republican Party; Joseph Migliulucci, owner of Mario’s Restaurant; and Joseph “Joe” Liberatore, a posthumous tribute accepted by his son, Richard.

Opera tenor Christopher Macchio beautifully belted out the American and Italian national anthems, while singer Gaetano Fava sang many favorite Italian songs. Guests of the ceremony were treated to fine Italian food from many local restaurants, including Enzo’s Restaurant, Antonio’s Restaurant, Mario’s Restaurant, Giantina’s Restaurant, Casa Della Mozzarella, Gino’s Pastry Shop, Artuso’s Pastry, and Addeo Bakery.

Zamechansky stems from a long line of hard working Italian-Americans. Her maternal grandfather was Orazio Landi, who arrived in New York in 1895. Her maternal grandmother, Catherine Cucii, also settled in New York in 1903. Both traveled to this country from Messina, Italy and were processed at Ellis Island. Her grandfather was a small homes builder in Ozone Park, Queens for many years. Ms. Zamechansky's mother is Mrs. Victoria Landi, who was also born and raised in Queens.

“I’m so privileged to be recognized during this, the 34th Annual Italian-American Heritage Month,” Zamechansky said. “I’m so proud to have been doing business in New York City and Westchester for over 35 years. After all, this is my home. I was born and raised in Brooklyn and have called The Bronx my home for over 40 years. I’m proud to live and work here, and I’m very proud of my Italian heritage. I’m truly grateful for this honor.”

Zamechansky specifically has extensive experience in working with real estate developers, non-profit organizations, as well as retail and office development in the five boroughs of New York City. Ms. Zamechansky founded KZA Realty Group in 1998. Until recently, she also worked as the Executive Vice President of NAI Friedland Realty and Partner in KZA/Friedland Development Consulting Services, a full-service real estate consulting firm, since 2004.

Ms. Zamechansky is a member of several community and business organizations in the Bronx and Harlem, including the Board of Directors of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Board of Governors of the Bronx, the Manhattan Board of Realtors, the Board of Directors of the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce, the Harlem Business Alliance and the Advisory Board for the Fund for the Future Women Leaders of the Bronx. In 2009, she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women by The Bronx Times Reporter and was awarded the Realtor of the Year by the Manhattan North Association of Realtors (BMAR).

KZA Realty Group (kzarealty.com) is a commercial real estate brokerage and development consulting firm with offices in both New York City and Harrison, N.Y. Founded in 1998 by real estate professional Kathy Zamenchansky, KZA specializes in commercial planning, project management, community and government relations, finance, marketing, and communications. Ms. Zamechansky is a member of several community and business organizations in the Bronx and Harlem, including the Board of Directors of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Board of Governors of the Bronx, the Manhattan Board of Realtors, the Board of Directors of the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce, the Harlem Business Alliance and the Advisory Board for the Fund for the Future Women Leaders of the Bronx. In 2009, she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women by The Bronx Times Reporter and was awarded the Realtor of the Year by the Manhattan North Association of Realtors (BMAR). She may be contacted directly via cell at (347) 386-9452 or email at kzama(at)aol(dot)com.

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