Gotham City Gazette
Gotham City Gazette® - Fall 2014
November 2014
Author : Ester Horowitz, Editor

Have you ever wanted to be something that you aren’t? Perhaps you have a fantasy avatar that you would love to live out? See what our Gotham Members recently did for Halloween that tells you a little something about them.

 

Vincent J Russo and his employees got together for this picture, but can anyone guess what Vincent’s character was?

 

Who's Who?


Renee the Kid

Rene Nevin’s brings our her inner child for all of us to see.


She's Back!

Lorraine Schwartz clearly believes she is a super woman. Hear her roar as well.


Norman Spizz decided to borrow one of Fred’s suits and came to the scene as a lawyer!

Fred himself is the count because he depends upon the sustenance of people.

Fred's true nature

Alon Nachmany states he is superman but was too shy to reveal the man behind his everyday self.

 

 

Alex Klein

An Interview

By Shelley Simpson

 

Capturing the essence of this complex and talented Gothamite caused me to coin a new term – Ren-tech. He blends the qualities of a Renaissance person and Tech wonder. Here is a guy who embraces the languages of music and technology for our benefit. Getting to know him a bit more was a fascinating experience. (No Pop Points paid or requested.)

 

Q. What is something that nobody in Gotham knows about you?

A. Being nice to me does not score you any points with my Pop.

Q. What is your favorite pet's name?

A. Otis, which is spot on - it’s a great name to yell across the dog park when he’s up to no good.

Q. If you had a slash career, what would you be doing?

A. Graphic Designer/Musician.

Q. Hobbies?

A. Sewing, printmaking, drawing, home improvement.

Q. What is your favorite word?

A. Yes.

Q. If they made a movie about you, who would play you?

A. A mix of oddballs from central casting.

Q. If you had one wish what would it be?

A. That my children grow up to be kind, giving adults that people seek out for their ideas, friendship and love.

Q. What is your favorite mode of public transportation and why?

A. The NYC Subway for a quick dose of crazy, wonderful & weird.

Q. What would you like to be remembered for?

A. The wide variety of things that I’ve created that have hopefully spread some joy.

Q. What is your favorite quotation?

A. “Enjoy the ride. Because in the end that’s all there is.”

Q. What is your favorite NYC site?

A. NYC is a magical of a place. Too hard to identify one spot - architecture, signage, interesting people wearing funky clothing or the way the sun is bouncing off a piece of glass in the gutter.

Q. What is your favorite cartoon character and why?

A. Spiderman and The X-Men - flawed heroes with baggage facing adversity and still motivated to make the world better.

Q. What is the sound you would like to hear when you wake up in the morning?

A. My children laughing.

Q. What sound would sooth you to sleep?

A. Crickets.

Q. Who is your favorite performer?

A. Mick Jagger.

Q. If you were a color, what would it be?

A. I’ll steal this one from my 5-year-old daughter Ruby - Sparkly Rainbow.

 

Daniel Hochler

An Interview

By Shelley Simpson

 

Daniel Hochler is young, professional and fun - a winning combination! To prepare for this column, I try to get a sense of who the person is. That way I can craft an introduction that will entice other members to meet with them and get to know them better. Choosing the silent superstar to interview can be a gamble but in this case it was a home run! Take some time and meet with Daniel and be prepared for time well spent.

 

Q. What is something that nobody in Gotham knows about you?

A. At 19 I wanted to drop out of college to play poker professionally

Q. What is your favorite pet's name?

A. Baxter - he looks and acts like Will Ferrell’s dog in the movie Anchorman.

Q. If you had a slash career, what would you be doing? For example lawyer/ballerina?

A. Financial rep/first base for the Yankees

 

Q. Hobbies?

A. I collect record albums, sports memorabilia and coins and enjoy going to concerts, karaoke, new restaurants

Q. What is your favorite word?

A. “Content”- as in being happy or satisfied

Q. If they made a movie about you, who would play you?

A. Young Larry David

Q. What is your favorite junk food?

A. Chocolate covered pretzels

Q. If you had one wish what would it be?

A. I wish people would stop focusing on what makes us different and focus on what makes us all human

Q. What is your favorite mode of public transportation and why?

A. Taxi’s because they’re not offended when you whistle at them

Q. What would you like to be remembered for?

A. Making people laugh

Q. What is your favorite quotation?

A. Nothing worth having is easy.

Q. What is your favorite cartoon character and why?

A. Eric Cartman from South Park because I laugh every time he opens his mouth

Q. What is your favorite book?

A. “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss

Q. What is the sound you would like to hear when you wake up in the morning?

A. Coffee brewing.

Q. What sound would sooth you to sleep?

A. Ocean waves crashing on the beach

Q. Who is your favorite performer?

A. Billy Joel.

Q. If you were a color, what would it be?

A. Blue.

 

Red Bandana At Citi Field

Gotham and the Mets honor the fallen Son, Welles Remy Crowther, a hero of 9/11.

 

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11505494 Video clip courtesy of Cacey Crown

Pictures courtesy of Fred Klein, Corey Bearak, Scott Bloom, Mitch Tobol

 

On TV!Live interview with Allison and Jefferson Crowther, parents of Welles.

The Red Bandana

The Red Bandana

 

Jefferson Crowther getting ready to throw the first pitch

Ready to throw

 

 

The Crowther Family honoring their Son and sibling

The Family

 

Mets ceremony remembering 9/11

What an honor

Jefferson Crowther accepting the ball to throw the first picture in memory of his son.

 

 

 

Living In New York City

By Liz Saldana

I didn’t have to venture far to find inspiration for this column, it hit as I walked through the lobby of my building. This column is written in appreciation of the men and women who work in buildings to make the lives of the people who live there easier. Building managers, supers, concierges, doormen, porters and handymen all play a part in running a building.

 

They keep the building’s services running and fix them if there’s a problem. They keep the building clean inside and out, including shoveling snow in the winter. They keep us safe by screening visitors, take deliveries and help us with those too heavy for us to carry, hail cabs for us, wish us a good day when we leave and welcome us home when we return. They do their jobs professionally, and always with a smile, to make our lives easier. But, they often do so much more.

 

When the need arises, they will go to great lengths to help the people in their building. I’ve seen building staff do everything from walking the dog of a woman who sprained her ankle, to performing CPR until the EMT’s arrived. Years ago when my then boyfriend, now husband, returned home from a very long stay in the hospital barely able to walk, the building staff insisted I call from the car when we were close. We arrived to see several guys waiting on the sidewalk ready to help with the wheel chair, his belongings and even carry him upstairs if needed.

 

I often joke with friends they may live where they like while young, but should retire in NYC because without children to take care of them, they will need doormen! Maybe it’s not such a joke after all.

 

To the building staff of the buildings in which we live and work I say, thank you!

 

P.S. Feel free to print this article, hand it to the staff in your building and thank them for their efforts.

 

Welcome to the Tribe

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TAMMY LEE DUNN John M. Glover Westchester

JENNIFER L. KATRULYA Business Management Resource Group, LLC Westchester

JODIE FEIST Spectacular Eyewear LI Women

RAFE LIEBER 1st Equity Title & Closing Long Island

DAVID M. MURPHY Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP Israeloff

BILL WEIDNER Sason Builders Real Estate

MICHAEL ARCIDIACONO TMC Equities, Inc. Westchester II

JEFFREY BASSO Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP Suffolk

JOHN GOODMAN Young Pros

VERONICA GREENE The Image Dental Dinner Group

DIANA BRONNBERG Bronnberg & Henriquez, PC LI Women

ILENE SOMMER Logos Unlimited LI Women

ALISSA L. VAN HORN Law Office of Alissa L. Van Horn, P.C. LI Women

GARY STEIN The Concierge Group Fairchester

LAURIE BOUCHEZ Executive Words Princeton

BRIGITTE SABAR Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors Princeton

MINDY F. STERN AIM Resource Group Inc. Tower

CATHY BERGER Queens Chamber of Commerce Queens

MARVIN SOSKIL Brett Harrison Jewelry Brokers, Inc. Tower

Alex Vachon Cartouche Creations LLC Social Media

David O. Klein Klein, Moynihan, Turco Social Media

ELLEN P. BIRCH Realtime Reporting, Inc. Long Island

Barbara Schwartz B.S Promotional Freebies Inc. Real Estate

NORINE GRODIN Quality Life Solutions LI Healthcare

MICHAEL STAFFORD Everbank Dinner

ROXANNE BROWNING Exotic Chocolate Tasting, Inc. First Group

GENE BRAUNSTEIN Comedyfacelist.com LLC New Haven

BARBARA M. KESSLER Life in Focus, LLC Commerce

MARILYN GENOA Genoa & Associates P.C. LI Women

CHARLES RUFFIN Emigrant Mortgage Co. Real Estate

TRICIA BARATTA JPS Remco Insurance Agency LI Women

CLAUDINE HALPERN My Elder Advocate LLC NY Women

MICHAEL ARENA TriNet Suffolk Business

NANCY GOULD ACSIA Partners Westchester

LESLIE BLANCO ISHOO Sterling National Bank First Group

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