A fourth generation New Yorker with a thorough understanding of his hometown’s evolving neighborhoods, Jeff is residential sales agent with Halstead Real Estate. Jeff grew up in Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn, and has also lived in Park Slope, Boerum Hill, The East Village, not to mention Britain (London), and now, Harlem.
“This extraordinary city is totally and completely in my blood,” he says, “its pace, the mix of people, our diverse culture, and the street life, which is one of my favorite things about New York.”
Before his radio show premiered this year, in 2014 Jeff combined his love of the city’s rich history and his commitment to bringing New York’s great neighborhoods to life by hosting a series of well-attended walking tours for his friends and real estate clients, also aptly called Rediscovering New York.
“My goal in creating these tour events was to do something related to the places I help clients buy and sell property in, to have people discover these intriguing neighborhoods, and creating fun experiences,” says Jeff. “Among other goals, my tours reflect my commitment to showcasing the city’s great neighborhoods, sometimes before clients choose to buy.”
And now he is bringing that to radio!
During his limited down-time Jeff enjoys live folk music and regularly attends both The New York Philharmonic and The Metropolitan Opera. Jeff is also an active volunteer, serving in different roles that support a variety of causes. Some of his more recent affiliations have been on the boards of Out Professionals, a professional and networking group, and the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the first dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world. He presently serves on the board of All Out Arts, producer of the Fresh Fruit Festival, New York’s celebration of LGBTQ arts and culture, and as New York Metro Council Chair for A Wider Bridge.