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East Village Love Story: James and Veronica

As Valentine’s Day approaches, The Local is celebrating East Village couples. We’ve already heard the story of Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff of the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. Today, meet James Sanderson and Veronica Marquez.

Though born in New York, James was raised in England, and didn’t return to the United States until he was an adult. Veronica was born and raised in Venezuela, and came to the United States for college. In 2005, they met in a real estate office while they were both looking for an apartment. Four years later, James proposed at the same office; the couple now lives together, in a loft on East 13th Street.

Watch The Local’s video to hear how they turned a chance encounter into an East Village love story.