NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manhattan real estate tycoon and President of Hirschfeld Properties, LLC, Elie Hirschfeld proudly announced he is making a contribution to the Central Park Conservancy and will soon dedicate a plaque on a park bench at the entry to the park at East 79th Street and Fifth Avenue. The Adopt-A-Bench program was established in 1986 as a permanent fund to maintain and endow the care of Central Park's more than 9,000 benches and their surrounding landscapes. To date, more than 3,000 benches have been adopted.
"As a lifelong New Yorker, I have supported the park for many years in appreciation of it being available to me and my children who regularly use it. I have been jogging the park for 30 years – it is my triathlon and marathon race training ground and such a special place for anyone who enters it. It's a token of appreciation for all that Central Park represents for New Yorkers," said Elie Hirschfeld.
President and CEO of Hirschfeld Properties since 1997, Elie Hirschfeld has dedicated his professional life to real estate development planning and implementation. Since joining the company in 1976, Mr. Hirschfeld's projects have included the development of prominent New York City properties such as the Grand Sutton, the Hotel Pennsylvania, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and Park Avenue Court. Mr. Hirschfeld is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the company and leading all aspects of development including new project analysis, lease marketing and negotiation, legal strategies, and architectural and construction management.
Elie Hirschfeld is an avid sportsman, having completed 5 New York City Marathons, 4 New York City Triathlons, and countless shorter races that ended in the park.
Central Park is a local and national landmark sustained through the Conservancy's ongoing management and restoration work. If you are interested in more information, please call 212-310-6617, or e-mail at: [email protected] .
SOURCE Hirschfeld Properties, LLC