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Elie Hirschfeld Purchases Trump Drawing at auction.

920x920President Donald Trump has bought a sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by Trump for $16,000 at an auction.

Elie Hirschfeld, president of Hirschfeld Properties, purchased the 12-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York City skyscraper at an auction in California and online last week. It was created by Trump for a charity auction in Florida during the time he opened his Mar-a-Lago estate as a private club in 1995.

Julien’s Auctions says the piece signed by Trump went for less than $100 the first time it was sold.

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Elie Hirschfeld Curates The Energy and Beauty of Manhattan in his Art Collection

Some may know Elie Hirschfeld primarily as a renowned New York real estate developer and philanthropist – but Hirschfeld also has a passion for the arts – which he has enjoyed cultivating through collecting and loaning works of art that are often focused on the beauty of his home city of New York.

“I am always pleased to share my work with other museums and galleries and although each exhibition addresses its own theme, collectively the works that feature New York City as a theme speak to the greater story of the culture, vibrancy and expression alive in of New York. This theme is a dynamic one – changing and consistently relevant in new ways,” said Elie Hirschfeld. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld Competes in 33rd Consecutive Mighty Hamptons Triathlon

Elie Hirschfeld, New York real estate developer and premier senior athlete, concluded the summer of 2017 by competing in his 33rd consecutive Mighty Hamptons Triathlon. Notably – this is the second most consecutive years of participation any competitor has maintained in the history of the event.

“It’s with great pride that I have been able to compete against the best of the best in this sport and become part of the fabric of such an esteemed event,” Hirschfeld said. Elie Hirschfeld is passionate about consistent, life-long self-improvement through his professional pursuits as well as in the arenas of fitness and athletic arenas.<!–more–>

For this triathlon, athletes competed on Long Beach in Sag Harbor with a 1.5K swim in Noyac Bay, followed by an intense 23.8-mile bike tour of the Hamptons and completed the course with a 10K run through the streets of North Haven.

This year’s competition drew 600 competitors. 67-year-old Elie Hirschfeld completed the triathlon in three-hours and 15 minutes. “I was honored to have been a part of this event, while continuing to perform at such a high level after all these years of competition,” Hirschfeld said.

This year was particularly special for Elie Hirschfeld, not only because of his own personal ambitions for his own participation, but because it was the first time his six-year-old son, Jacob participated along side his father. Jacob took home an honorary medal for completing the final 100 yards of the run with his dad, and he plans to enter his first full youth competition next summer for kids seven-years and older.

Elie Hirschfeld is an inspiration in all he does – through his drive to compete and win in the demanding real estate and development markets in New York City, his insatiable appetite for athletic competition and his commitment to being an inspirational father in all of his varied pursuits.

Hirschfeld Shares Insight with Leaders During Visit to Israel

Elie Hirschfeld and Robert Sugarman, former Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Elie Hirschfeld and Robert Sugarman, former Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Elie Hirschfeld is a life-long New York resident, real estate developer and business leader.  His support for Israel has been significant and a key focus throughout his life. He recently traveled to the historic Jewish homeland to conduct high-level meetings with top government officials to discuss important matters of state and international business development.

The iconic philanthropist was born in Israel and has a long history of activism in support of the Jewish state’s well-being and vitality in all arenas – from economic to health and education. Elie Hirschfeld was recently named to a critical position on the National Campaign Advisory Board of Israel Bonds Corporation. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld Conquers Central Park Triathlon 2017

New York developer secures the win for his age division

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New York real estate developer, athlete, art collector and philanthropist, Elie Hirschfeld has seized yet another opportunity to compete and win, in the recent Central Park Triathlon. A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. The nature of the sport focuses on persistent training in each of the three disciplines, as well as combination workouts and general strength conditioning. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld Believes in a Lifelong Work-Ethic

2017eh-haring-art-4-1Elie Hirschfeld is a renowned real-estate developer, patron of the arts and art collector, civic benefactor and triathlete in constant pursuit of life’s next challenge. Mr. Hirschfeld is always in pursuit of self-improvement and ways to improve the world around him.  In that process, he often looks often to those who are at the pinnacle of their profession for traits to keep in mind, as he pursues his own goals and ambitions.

One professional that Elie Hirschfeld has long admired is Attorney, Herbert Rubin. Earlier this year Elie made a generous contribution to the New York University Law School Herbert Rubin Symposium. Mr. Rubin is a professor of law and continues to practice law in both State Supreme Court and Federal Court cases on his docket. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld lends four paintings to “New York, New York” exhibition at Nassau County Museum of Art

elie-hirschfeld-artworkNew York real estate developer and art collector, Elie Hirschfeld has lent four of his prized paintings to the exhibition, “New York, New York”, to will run from July 22 through November 5 at the The Nassau County Museum of Art.

His participation in the exhibition demonstrates his devotion both to the arts and to the city he has helped shape for nearly 50 years. “This exhibition resonates with me because of my love for New York, and my deep personal and professional connection with the city. Each of the four pieces from my collection are symbols of my many ties with the greatest city on earth,” Elie Hirschfeld said. Continue reading

ELIE HIRSCHFELD APPOINTED TO SERVE ON ISRAEL BONDS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN ADVISORY COUNCIL

eh-buffett-6-15-17-bJune 13, 2017 – New York, NY – Today, Elie Hirschfeld announced his appointment to the Israel Bonds National Campaign Advisory Council. He is humbled by the appointment to the Council (www.israelbonds.com).

The organization typically sells over $USD One Billion in bonds annually in the United States to develop every aspect of Israel’s economy. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld Celebrates New York Academy of Sciences 200 Year Anniversary

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Earlier this month, Elie Hirschfeld and his wife Sarah attended the Gala 200 Year Anniversary celebration in honor of the New York Academy Of Sciences (www.nyas.org). Mr. Hirschfeld is noted as a distinguished guest by the Academy, and is committed to helping advance the mission of this important institution. Some 15 Nobel Prize winners were in attendance, including several of Sarah’s colleagues from The Rockefeller University. Continue reading

Residential Real Estate Continues to Drive Growth and New Opportunity in New York City

elie-hirschfeld-drives-growth-1Elie Hirschfeld has been a leader and visionary driver within the highly competitive New York City Real Estate market for decades. This market is one of the most dynamic and profitable in the world, and few know it better than Mr. Hirschfeld.

Elie Hirschfeld was recently invited to participate as an expert presenter at the Titans of Business event produced by Haute Living, on April 28, 2017. The event featured the leaders dominating the residential real estate market in New York City, including Don Peebles, Billy Macklowe, Mitchell Moinian, Bruce Eichner and Michael Stern in addition to Mr. Hirschfeld. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld Adopts A Portion of New York’s Grand Central Parkway

hirschfelhighwayAdopting a section of New York’s Grand Central Parkway is just one example of the consistent community giving that characterizes Elie Hirschfeld. Mr. Hirschfeld is a leading New York City based real estate developer with a deep love for the cityscape and surrounding landscape.

The section of the roadway that is sponsored by Hirschfeld Properties, is the span of the Grand Central Parkway at Exit 23, at Cross Island Parkway. This generous contribution to the beautification and maintenance of New York’s infrastructure was done through the Adopt-a-Highway program. The program is designed for New Yorkers and businesses to demonstrate their city pride and support efforts to clean and preserve the city’s roadways for everyone’s enjoyment. Continue reading

ELIE HIRSCHFELD’S COMMENTS ILLUMINATE NEW YORK CITY TITANS OF BUSINESS PANEL

Hirschfeld Properties’ spectacular Riverside South development is a model of Manhattan real estate luxury.

Renowned New York developer Elie Hirschfeld offered informed insights on the city’s luxury real estate rental and buyers’ market at the New York City Titans of Business panel on April 22 at the Core Club in Midtown.

Originally Posted: https://www.downtownmagazinenyc.com/elie-hirschfeld-titans-business-panel/ Continue reading

ELIE HIRSCHFELD: GREG LEMOND STILL RIDING HIGH FOR ABUSED MEN

img_2165-e1493254082415Giants collided when one of the greatest athletes in American history, Greg LeMond  visited in the Fifth Avenue home one of New York’s premier developers in Manhattan, Elie Hirschfeld on April 22!

Towering New York real estate developer and philanthropist, Hirschfeld, is also a premier triathlete. He has also long been a fan and admirer of three-time Tour de France Champion Greg LeMond. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld Supports Ambassadors Against BDS and First Anti-BDS Conference at the United Nations

ambassadorsagainstbdsThe World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations co-hosted a special conference on the delegitimization of Israel, at the UN headquarters in New York on March 29. The annual Ambassadors Against BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement) summit brought together over 2,000 students, dignitaries, public officials, diplomats and opinion makers.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who was the first US governor to sign into law anti-BDS legislation, addressed the conference participants at the opening plenary session in the General Assembly Hall. Ambassador Haley said, “Silence is weakness, silence is defeat,” Danon said. “We are all here to say we cannot, we will not, be silent.” Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld Expands his Art Collection with Original Work by Keith Haring; Radiant Baby

2017eh-haring-art-4-1Elie Hirschfeld and his wife Sarah Hirschfeld have always admired the vibrancy, energy and diversity that continually surge through every street, avenue, park and subway of New York City. And Mr. and Mrs. Hirschfeld continue an enduring appreciation for the work of a groundbreaking artist that forever will be associated with transformative times in this great city – Keith Haring. Elie Hirchfeld expanded his art collection this year with an original work by Mr. Haring, called Radiant Baby.

Even now, more than twenty years after his death, Keith Haring remains a symbol of New York City’s street art scene. Haring came to New York to study at the School of Visual Arts in 1978 and quickly became immersed in the city’s alternative art scene, befriending Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf and Andy Warhol. While he experimented with video, installation, collage and performance art, his true talent lay in his line paintings. Continue reading

From the Collection of Sarah and Elie Hirschfeld, Adolf Dehn Painting, Central Park Winter, on Loan to Fairfield University Museum

dehn_central_park_winterNEW YORK, NY — (Marketwired) — 03/01/17 — Elie Hirschfeld is a widely known and highly regarded real estate developer based in New York City. As a natural complement to contributing to the face of the city through real estate development, Elie Hirschfeld and his wife Sarah are avid art connoisseurs and collectors. They have loaned an important painting to The Fairfield University Art Museum for a new exhibition, featuring the work of Adolf Dehn (1895-1968), from the 1920s through the 1960s.

The show highlights Dehn’s sketches, drawings, lithographs, and watercolors showing wide-angle views of Manhattan from Central Park, the Brooklyn docks, Staten Island Ferry and other iconic locations. The piece on loan from the collection of Sara and Elie Hirschfeld is titled “Central Park Winter” and was completed in 1957. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld Contributes to Central Park Conservancy

elie-hirschfeld-2New York City’s Central Park was America’s first major landscaped public park. It is a favorite destination for tourists and locals alike, and a treasure in the mind of Elie Hirschfeld. With 42 million visits each year to its 843 acres, today Central Park is the most frequently visited urban park in the United States.

Elie Hirschfeld is a Chairman Circle Member of the Conservancy, and in early 2017 he contributed $20,000. towards two Central Park benches named for Hirschfeld, in honor of his love of Central Park and the important historic components of the city’s landscape. Continue reading

Sarah and Elie Hirschfeld Expand their Art Collection with Original Work by Keith Haring

keithharingart1Elie Hirschfeld and his wife Sarah have always admired the vibrancy, energy and diversity that continually surge through every street, avenue, park and subway of New York City. And Mr. and Mrs. Hirschfeld continue an enduring appreciation for the work of a groundbreaking artist that forever will be associated with transformative times in this great city – Keith Haring. Elie Hirchfeld and Sarah expanded their art collection this year with an original work by Mr. Haring.

Even now, more than twenty years after his death, Keith Haring remains a symbol of New York City’s street art scene. Haring came to New York to study at the School of Visual Arts in 1978 and quickly became immersed in the city’s alternative art scene, befriending Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf and Andy Warhol. While he experimented with video, installation, collage and performance art, his true talent lay in his line paintings. Continue reading

New York Developer Elie Hirschfeld to Meet Pope Francis in Rome Representing Rabbi Arthur Schneier and the Park East Synagogue in Rome’s Great Synagogue on January 17

Elie Hirschfeld, the principal and president of privately held New York City ownership and development group Hirschfeld Properties is traveling to Rome to greet Pope Francis on his visit to the Great Synagogue of Rome on January 17, 2016. Pope Francis will become the third-ever Roman Pontiff to visit Rome’s Great Synagogue, following in the footsteps of St. John Paul II in 1986 and Benedict XVI in 2010.

Hirschfeld is representing Rabbi Arthur Schneier and The Park East Synagogue, and will greet the Pope on the momentous occasion. Hirschfeld is coming as a guest of the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Shmuel Di Segni, and Rabbi Joseph Arbib, both leaders of the Great Synagogue. According to the Vatican, this visit will include a personal encounter between Pope Francis and representatives of Judaism worldwide, and the members of the Jewish Community in Rome. Continue reading

Entrepreneur Of The Month: Elie Hirschfeld

If ever a man fits the description of driven to succeed, Elie Hirschfield does. His father, Abe Hirschfeld was a major real estate developer, but Elie has taken it to the next level – his real estate holdings include over 1,000 apartments in New York City, approximately one million square feet of commercial property in the City, and added to that, other real properties including what was once the summer home of the Clinton’s – with an estimated value of over $32 million for just that property. He’s the President of Hirschfeld Properties.

The list of historic and luxury properties he developed reads like a who’s who for New York City real estate including Park Avenue Court, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hotel Pennsylvania, the first open air garage, and the Grand Sutton. Conservative estimates are that his personal fortune is worth approximately $500 million. Continue reading

ELIE HIRSCHFELD EAST HAMPTON HOME TO HOST PREVIEW PARTY FOR THE EAST HAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S 2015 HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR

historicalsocietyThe celebrated and storied East Hampton home of the renowned New York developer and philanthropist Elie Hirschfeld will play host to the Preview Party of the East Hampton Historical Society’s 2015 House & Garden Tour.

The magnificent 12,000 square-foot mansion on 200 feet of dazzling ocean front was chosen by former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as their summer vacation home in 2011 and 2012.

“It is truly an honor for me that the Historical Society selected my home as the venue for such a meaningful event on the East End of Long Island,” said Hirschfeld. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld’s East Hampton Home To Host Preview Party for The East Hampton Historical Society’s 2015 House & Garden Tour

home-211-lily-pond-lane-market-32-5-millNEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The celebrated and storied East Hampton home of the renowned New York developer and philanthropist Elie Hirschfeld will play host to the Preview Party of the East Hampton Historical Society’s 2015 House & Garden Tour. http://easthamptonhistory.org/events.php

The magnificent 12,000 square-foot mansion on 200 feet of dazzling ocean front was chosen by former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as their summer vacation home in 2011 and 2012. Continue reading

The Clintons’ former summer home is on the market for $32.5 million

home-211-lily-pond-lane-market-32-5-millA stunning East Hampton Beach mansion that’s served as the Clintons’ regular summer home has come on the market for a whopping $32.5 million, the Daily News has learned.

Bill and Hillary Clinton spent two summers at the historic property, at 211 Lily Pond Ln., in both 2011 and 2012 before a reported dispute over a security deposit led them to look elsewhere. They were at the property for Hurricane Irene and for the former president’s 66th birthday.

The stunning eight-bedroom, 9.5-bathroom home, which is owned by real estate mogul Elie Hirschfeld, is listed by Rebekah Baker and Edward Petrie of Sotheby’s International Realty. Continue reading

DEA quietly signed one of 2014′s biggest office leases with Elie Hirschfeld at Hirschfeld Properties

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One of the largest office-leasing deals of 2014 slipped quietly under the radar in the spring when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration renewed nearly 600,000 square feet in West Chelsea, The Real Deal has learned.

The New York division office of the federal law enforcement agency signed on with Elie Hirschfeld at Hirschfeld Properties in May to renew its 570,000 square feet at 99 Tenth Avenue, a 10-story former industrial building occupying a full block between the High Line and the Hudson River. Continue reading

Hirschfeld Properties Signs Lease Renewal At 328 61st Street

elie-hirschfeld-2Hirschfeld Properties LLC has signed a renewal lease with Gotham Martial Arts for its entire third floor at 328 East 61st Street, for the continued operation of its business there, it was announced today. Terms of the 3,000 sq. ft. deal were not disclosed.

The six-story building continues to be fully occupied by health and physical fitness industry enterprises. Other tenants include The Fitness Cell Private Trainers, The Ballet Club, Honbu Dojo Studio, Earth Yoga Studio and Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Continue reading