BECAUSE OF HIM, THE BAND PLAYS ON

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THE CULTURE CLUB When the Central Park Conservancy closed the historic Naumburg Bandshell in 1989 with intentions of tearing it down, it proved a lucky thing that Christopher W. London happened to be not only a Naumburg descendent but also an art and architectural historian. London, who splits his time between his apartment on Central [&hellip
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SOLILOQUIES UNDER THE STARS

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THE CULTURE CLUB If William Shakespeare could walk through Central Park on a midsummer’s night, he might happen upon a dreamlike spectacle: actors in costumes strolling under trees, reciting his own words—and around them, a spellbound crowd of women, men and children. The Bard would surely approve. Over the past decade, theater director Stephen Burdman [&hellip
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HER JOB: YOUR WELLNESS

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HEALTH CARE PROS Overseeing a staff of 500 that provides affordable healthcare to New Yorkers of all ages and income levels requires unfailing dedication. And few are more dedicated to her community than Barbra Minch. “I have been living on the Upper West Side for 35 years, pre-, pre-, pre-gentrification,” Minch said. “I raised my [&hellip
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CRITICAL CARE AT CRUCIAL MOMENTS

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HEALTH CARE PROS As director of the critical care unit at Roosevelt Hospital, Dr. Hassan Khouli oversees some of the most dramatic and intense interactions that patients, families and loved ones will have with a healthcare facility. Khouli acts as a liaison between healthcare professionals and patients, who tend to be among the hospital’s sickest, [&hellip
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ONE-WOMAN HR DEPARTMENT

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ENTREPRENEURS Pat Craddick left Wall Street to spend more time with her daughter, a public school student. But she discovered that her support was also needed elsewhere: many public school parents were missing a place where they could learn to write resumes, prep for interviews and look for jobs. So Craddick created ParentJobNet, a nonprofit [&hellip
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A CITY HIGH-RISER

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REAL ESTATE ROYALTY Growing up in New York City, Susan M. de Franca got a firsthand look at real estate. The oldest of four sisters, she grew up in a real estate family with a father who was a real estate owner and manager, and a mother who was a residential real estate broker. “I [&hellip
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BUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP

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REAL ESTATE ROYALTY Shlomi Reuveni remembers paying $950 per month for his first Manhattan apartment. Needless to say, the units with which he currently works as the senior managing director and executive president of Brown Harris Stevens would have been just a tad out of his price range at that time. Reuveni now deals with [&hellip
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LEAVING LAW FOR CRAW

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RESTAURATEURS Eleven years ago, Joan Gallo began thinking about crawfish. A downtown lawyer at the time, Gallo said a friend convinced her to help get a new Ninth Avenue restaurant off the ground. A year later, she signed on full time. “It was a huge change,” she remembered. Today, she still runs Delta Grill, a [&hellip
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