My work takes me all over the city, but my office is located on West 64th Street so I spend a lot of time on the West Side of Manhattan. I’ve been working on the Upper West Side since the 80’s. As a matter of fact, one of my first jobs was as a roller skating waitress at the Saloon Restaurant in the very location my Brown Harris Stevens office is located now. Although the restaurant and building across the street from Lincoln Center are long gone, I still have a few stories about the place (but maybe I'll keep those to myself). In any case, I love going for long rambles around the neighborhood and am always stopping to look at something or another, a monument or statue, unusual piece of architecture, a random gargoyle on a building or an entire street which beckons me to stop and look. The City is loaded with stories and I would like to share some things I have learned over the years with you. Things you may not always find in the history books.
Portrait by Francis Hills of Figjam Portraiture