Bernard Spitzer
American businessman and philanthropist
Bernard Spitzer
Bernard Spitzer is an American real estate developer and philanthropist in New York City who built several landmark buildings around the city including The Corinthian which was the largest individual apartment building in New York City when it was built. Spitzer is father of former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. In 2008 he has an estimated net worth of $500 million.
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Is President Trump Headed For A War With China?
Huffington Post - 13 days
All Options Are "On The Table" Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Forget those “bad hombres down there” in Mexico that U.S. troops might take out. Ignore the way National Security Adviser Michael Flynn put Iran “on notice” and the new president insisted, that, when it comes to that country, “nothing is off the table.”  Instead, focus for a moment on something truly scary: the possibility that Donald Trump’s Washington might slide into an actual war with the planet’s rising superpower, China.  No kidding.  It could really happen.  Let’s start with silver-maned, stately Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state.  Who could deny that the former ExxonMobil CEO has a foreign minister’s bearing?  Trump reportedly chose him over neocon firebrand John Bolton partly for that reason.  (Among other things, Bolton was mustachioed, something the new president apparently doesn’t care for.)   But an august persona can only do so much; it can’t offset a lack of professional d ...
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Sciame Construction CEO Frank J. Sciame Receives President's Medal at 2011 ... - Benzinga
Google News - over 5 years
Sciame was honored alongside fellow noted City College alumni, including former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bert Brodsky and real estate developer and philanthropist Bernard Spitzer, at City College's 165th Commencement
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NYC Museums - Dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History, the Latest ... - City Guide Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
The Upper West Side's American Museum of Natural History is one of the greatest natural history museums in the world, with over 40 exhibition halls, highlighted by the Rose Center for Earth and Space, the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins,
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CUNY nixes Tony Kushner honorary degree over Israel statements - Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Google News - almost 6 years
Other candidates approved this year for honorary degrees include former New York Mayor Edward Koch and Bernard Spitzer, the father of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, from the City College of New York; Joel Klein, the city's former schools
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STREETSCAPES | EAST 61ST STREET; A Trespasser's Race With the Wrecking Ball
NYTimes - about 6 years
EVERYONE has a ''Lost New York,'' to riff on Nathan Silver's influential book of 1967 cataloging New York's architectural losses. Often it's just a favorite cafe or shop. I have them, too, like Benny's, on 89th and Broadway, where I got cups of hot coffee -- grounds included -- through a window as I stood on the street. Or Calvin Curtis,
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; From 'Mr. Clean' to 'Luv Gov'
NYTimes - almost 7 years
ROUGH JUSTICE The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer By Peter Elkind 304 Pages. Portfolio. $26.95. The Eliot Spitzer story plays like a novel that might have been plotted by Theodore Dreiser and peopled with characters by Tom Wolfe. The governor of New York, a k a ''Mr. Clean,'' a k a ''the Sheriff of Wall Street,'' is transformed by a prostitution
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Der Scutt, Modernist Architect, Dies at 75
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Der Scutt, an architect who designed several of the most prominent buildings in Manhattan -- including Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and the vast One Astor Plaza overlooking Times Square -- died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 75. The cause was liver failure, his son, Hagen, said. Mr. Scutt, a modernist, was best known for whetting Donald
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Father Of Spitzer Loses Suit
NYTimes - about 8 years
A Bronx jury on Friday awarded more than $1.3 million to a black doorman and three black porters who had filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Bernard Spitzer, the father of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer. The four men, former workers at a luxury apartment house that Mr. Spitzer built and owned at 150 East 57th Street, asserted that Mr. Spitzer
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Spitzer's Father Denies Bias Against Employees
NYTimes - over 8 years
It was another trying day for Bernard Spitzer, the father of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Helped by a hearing aid and a cane, Mr. Spitzer appeared on Monday in State Supreme Court in the Bronx, where he testified that neither he nor his real estate management company had engaged in racial discrimination when a black doorman and three black porters
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No U.S. Prostitution Charges Against Spitzer
NYTimes - over 8 years
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer will not face criminal charges for patronizing a high-priced prostitution ring, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday. The announcement, a five-paragraph statement from Michael J. Garcia, the United States attorney in Manhattan, ended almost eight months of uncertainty for the disgraced governor, whose lawyers had been
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6 Months Later, Spitzer Is Contrite, Yes, but Sometimes Still Angry
NYTimes - over 8 years
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer was reading his newspaper on a recent Thursday morning when he was jolted by a comment made by his successor, David A. Paterson. In the 22nd paragraph of a New York Times article on Aug. 21, Mr. Paterson said that aides to Mr. Spitzer had lacked experience in Albany, and added that the Spitzer administration's management
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Another Place for 'Alice' to Live
NYTimes - over 8 years
WHEN Linda Lavin, the actress who was the star of the '70s and '80s television series ''Alice,'' was appearing in ''The New Century'' at Lincoln Center this spring, she spent her daytime hours as many New Yorkers do, searching for a perfect Manhattan apartment. Ms. Lavin, who lives in Wilmington, Del., was on stage at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in
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THE PUBLIC EDITOR; When to Quote Those Potty Mouths
NYTimes - over 8 years
THE Rev. Jesse Jackson last week made some unguarded comments about Senator Barack Obama that were picked up by a Fox News microphone he apparently thought was turned off. They included a reference to separating Obama from parts of his body he would just as soon keep. The Times on Thursday devoted a column of type to the ensuing controversy and
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N.Y.U. Medical Center Gets Another $100 Million Gift
NYTimes - almost 9 years
Kenneth G. Langone, a billionaire financier and a founder of Home Depot, is giving another $100 million donation to New York University Medical Center, matching the one that he made anonymously in 1999. In return, the university plans to name the medical center the N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center, effective Wednesday. The university says that it will
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THE EMPIRE ZONE; Spitzer Spends His Time With Lawyers And Family
NYTimes - almost 9 years
Eliot Spitzer, long ubiquitous, is now one of New York's most elusive men, the subject of flurries of rumors almost every day. So what is the former governor up to? Several people who know Mr. Spitzer spoke to the Empire Zone about what he's been doing, though all insisted on anonymity. Given that Mr. Spitzer was forced to resign after being
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Spare Times
NYTimes - almost 9 years
AROUND TOWN NY UKEFEST 2008 When Stephen DiLauro decided to pick up the ukulele again several years ago, he should have seen it coming. After all, this was the instrument that in the early 1900s, fresh from Hawaii, had managed to win over millions of American devotees who bought recordings by Tin Pan Alley musicians like Ukulele Ike. This is the
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G.O.P. Consultant Says His Lawyers Told F.B.I. in '07 of Alleged Spitzer Trysts
NYTimes - almost 9 years
A Republican political consultant said on Sunday that his lawyers wrote a letter to the F.B.I. in November stating that Gov. Eliot Spitzer had patronized high-priced prostitutes during trips to Florida. But the consultant, Roger J. Stone Jr., said he did not know whether the letter played any role in helping investigators link Mr. Spitzer to a
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NYTimes - about 9 years
Museums and Sites AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, Central Park West and 79th Street. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., ''Passing the Torch: Blues, Tap, Swing,'' a celebration of Black History Month, with performances of music, dance, film and poetry that highlight black American creative contributions from the Harlem Renaissance to the present; there will
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NYTimes - about 9 years
Around Town NEW YEAR'S EVE RIDE For the 10th consecutive year, Time's Up!, an environmental advocacy organization dedicated to promoting bike riding, is organizing a two-wheeled entry into the new year. Cyclists will congregate under the arch in Washington Square Park at 10:30 p.m. on Monday for a free, leisurely commute to Belvedere Castle in
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NYTimes - over 9 years
AROUND TOWN Museums and Sites MIXER Not to be outdone by other cultural-turned-party institutions around town, Eyebeam gallery, devoted to high-tech projects and research, is now starting its own art-and-fun series, Mixer. The inaugural event begins Saturday with a live multimedia performance by the video artist Benton-C Bainbridge. In ''Brother
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bernard Spitzer
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 84
    In 2008 he has an estimated net worth of $500 million.
    More Details Hide Details Spitzer's parents, Morris and Molly, moved from Tulste, Poland (now Ukraine) to New York's Lower East Side after World War I. They operated a print shop. Bernard received an engineering degree from City College of New York in 1943 at the age of 18. He successfully competed with Jerry Stiller for the hand of Anne Goldhaber, whom they courted in the Catskills. Spitzer initially tried his hand at civil engineering but turned instead to real estate development. Among the buildings Spitzer has built are: Additionally, Spitzer has purchased several prominent commercial office buildings over the years, including: Spitzer played a major role in the childhood and the rise to power of his son Eliot, the future New York Governor. According to biographers, during a game of Monopoly between father and son, the elder Spitzer would order his seven or eight year-old son, Eliot, to sell him a piece of property, which, later in the game, the future governor could not afford. In this way the father taught his son: "Never defer to authority."
  • 2007
    Age 83
    In 2007 Governor Spitzer appointed Dale Hemmerdinger president of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Before being confirmed for that position, Hemmerdinger had to resign from the all-white, mostly Jewish Harmonie Club. It was then revealed that Bernard had been a member of the club for more than 30 years. Also in August 2007, Republican strategist Roger Stone was accused of leaving this message on Bernard's office answering machine during the "Troopergate" scandal in which Eliot was accused of using state troopers to spy on Joseph Bruno:
    More Details Hide Details Stone initially denied involvement but eventually resigned as a consultant to the New York State Senate Republican Campaign Committee, at the request of Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.
  • 2006
    Age 82
    Rent from the apartment buildings in the Spitzer empire provides most of the more than $1 million income that Spitzer had reported in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details To support Eliot's foray into politics, Bernard made a loan to his son of $5 million during the first two campaigns and by paying him $200,000 a year. At the time of the writing of this article, the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust donated at least $140,000 to organizations led by political allies.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Age 0
    Born in 1924.
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