Name: Kimberly Latortue 

Where do you live? Montclair 

When did you move there? 12 years ago as a renter, and I was lucky enough to turn it into a purchase and become a homeowner! 

Where did you grow up? Long Island, NY, and on rare occasions that accent will come out. 

How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I’m a realtor with Weichert, and I’m lucky to call my work one of my passions. In addition to that, I love building community through social justice. I first got involved with Montclair Mutual Aid, and my volunteer work now extends to PTAs, Montclair Early Music, NAACP and Friends of the Howe House. 

Coffee, tea or … ? Totally depends on the end goal. Coffee is the pick me up and tea is the wind down. 

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? A perfect weekend is spent outside and includes some kind of family-friendly town event. June is gearing up to have a couple of those. 

What’s your favorite local restaurant? Le Salbuen on Walnut Street. You can find me and my daughter playing hookie here often. Honorable mentions to Cafe Moso and Sweet T’s. 

What’s on your nightstand? Current book: Go Back and Get It by Dionne Ford, laptop, cell phone, and a notepad for late night additions to my to do list. 

What are you listening to? It’s the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, so I’ve been “digging in the crates” lately.

What are your current indulgences? Kreme & Krumbs on Bloomfield Ave. So good!

What talent you would most like to have? To get all of my offers accepted! 

What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about Montclair? The history of Montclair. The restaurants and homes are great, but the stories behind this town are endless. 

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? We better get up and dance ’cause she’s probably watching.

2 replies on “Baristanet Profile: Kimberly Latortue ”

  1. Thank you Kim! You are “what’s happening” for all the good happenings in Montclair. Aminah too… Your tireless good will work is a blessing to all and I am blessed to work with you!

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