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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 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.

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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

Elie Hirschfeld Celebrates 45th Inauguration Day Ball

Mr. Elie Hirschfeld and his wife Sarah were pleased to attend the Inaugural Freedom Ball on January 20, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The event was held from 7pm – 11pm following the Presidential Inauguration of Donald J. Trump.  Elie Herschfeld also enjoyed taking in the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration, and concert from 4-6pm earlier that day. Elie Hirschfeld was very proud to participate in this momentous occasion and historic event.

Elie Hirschfeld is the esteemed real estate developer behind New York landmarks including the Hotel Pennsylvania and the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and has been a vocal and proud supporter of Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Continue reading

Sarah and Elie Hirschfeld Honored with Israel Bonds Award

Israel Bonds recently congratulated Mr. Elie Hirschfeld and his wife Sarah, and honored them with the Israel69 Award. Individuals recognized with this prestigious award were celebrated at a cocktail reception and the Prime Ministers Club Dinner hosted by Mr. Jason Alexander, and held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, on February 12, 2017.

Mr. Elie Hirschfeld is President of Hirschfeld Properties. He is a successful real estate developer, philanthropist and community leader based in New York City. This award recognizes Sarah and Elie Hirschfeld for their ongoing achievements and dedication to Israel Bonds. Continue reading

Brown University’s Judaic Studies Building Named after Elie Hirschfeld

Elie Hirschfeld Elie Hirschfeld being interviewed on TV.In recognition of a $3.5 million gift made by Elie Hirschfeld and his wife Sarah, in support the renovation and ongoing maintenance of Brown University’s Judaic Studies Building, the University has renamed the building the Hirschfeld House.

The structure is a focal point for Jewish life and learning at Brown, and the renovations to the historic 108-year-old building will significantly improve the academic facilities for Judaic studies faculty, scholars and students and help ensure the long-term vitality of the program. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld, Trump’s New York real estate buddies descend on DC

Elie Hirschfeld, an early Trump supporter who worked alongside him at the Riverside South apartment development in the 1980s, will be spending some of his time with the Republican Party of New York at Washington’s Loews Madison Hotel, where a number of city real estate players are expected to show for a Thursday morning breakfast. “It’s very exciting, but we in New York are a little jaded because we know the president-elect so well,” Elie Hirschfeld said in an interview, “in a sense that takes a little bit away from the magnificence of the event.” Continue reading

Real estate developer Elie Hirschfeld supports Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Elie Hirschfeld Photo: AP; Getty Images

Pope Francis may have met with Elie Hirschfeld in Rome last month, but that won’t stop the real estate developer from endorsing the pontiff’s new nemesis, Donald Trump, for president. Hirschfeld — the developer behind New York landmarks including the Hotel Pennsylvania and the Crowne Plaza Hotel — even famously rented his Hamptons mansion for two summers to Hillary and Bill Clinton, but still insists he’s firmly in The Donald’s camp. Continue reading

Papal encounter can’t trump Elie Hirschfeld’s belief that the Donald should be president

Elie Hirschfeld, Pope Francis and Donald Trump

The Pope may be infallible, but that won’t stop developer Elie Hirschfeld – who met with the pontiff in Rome last month – from endorsing Donald Trump as the next president of the United States of America.

Pope Francis recently drew the Donald’s ire when he said during a trip to Mexico that the GOP candidate’s plan to build a wall on the southern border is “not Christian.” Trump fired back, naturally, saying he envisioned ISIS descending on the Vatican in the near future, adding that the Pope would have “wished and prayed” that he were president if the day comes. 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’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

Elie Hirschfeld may give contract to “The Bachelorette” champ at UES Hirschfeld condo

Real estate mogul never saw the show before their meeting on the construction site Real estate mogul Elie Hirschfeld, president of Hirschfeld Properties, was shocked yesterday afternoon to run into Season 7 winner of “The Bachelorette,” J.P. Rosenbaum, at a new Upper East Side Hirschfeld condominium. Continue reading

Clintons Reportedly Headed to Elie Hirschfeld’s $25M Hampton Estate

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The Clintons have reportedly rented a $25 million mansion for the summer.

Former President Bill Clinton and his Secretary of State wife Hillary Clinton reportedly rented the ocean front East Hampton mansion owned by real-estate mogul Elie Hirschfeld which is on the market for a $25 million. A source told the New York Daily News that they were planning on staying there for the week of August 22 to 28 – a few days after Bill’s 65th birthday. (Courtesy of Southeby’s)

Brown University Alumnus Elie Hirschfeld Donates $1 Million

Elie Hirschfeld Elie Hirschfeld being interviewed on TV.NEW YORK, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Elie Hirschfeld, president of Hirschfeld Properties, a leading New York Real Estate Development Firm, announced today that he will donate an additional $125,000 to Brown University, making his total gift to his Alma Mater $1 million.

A 1971 graduate of Brown University with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors in Math & Economics, Hirschfeld is a Trustee Emeritus of the University. At Brown, Elie was elected President of his Class in his senior year. He served as President of Brown Hillel in his sophomore year. After graduating, Elie was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Brown in 1992 and served as a Trustee until 2001. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld Makes Charitable Gifts to Support Roosevelt Hospital’s Emergency Department

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ — A new commitment of $50,000 from Elie Hirschfeld, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hirschfeld Properties and a Trustee of Continuum Health Partners, will help further underwrite Roosevelt Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) Expansion and Redesign Project.\r\nHis gifts to the initiative, to date, total over $150,000.

“As a member of the real estate community, I am well aware of the booming development in the neighborhood surrounding Roosevelt Hospital,” Elie Hirschfeld said in announcing his latest gift. “It was easy to see that the Emergency Department would need to expand to keep pace with the rising demand associated with the growth in the surrounding neighborhoods.” Continue reading

Manhattan Mogul Elie Hirschfeld Acquires Important Painting by Francoise Gilot

NEW YORK, NY (PRNEWSWIRE.COM.- Manhattan real estate tycoon and President of Hirschfeld Properties, LLC, Elie Hirschfeld publically announces the acquisition of “Gingko Trees in Central Park” (2002-2004, Oil on Canvas), an original painting by Francoise Gilot (born 1921).

“‘Gingko Trees in Central Park’ holds great meaning to me because it depicts a special New York City scene and reminds me of the large ginkgo tree in the backyard of my parents’ home,” said Elie Hirschfeld. “I am honored to have purchased this painting and own a small part of such a great history. Ms. Gilot is an inspiration to all, both as an artist and as a person. Through this acquisition, it was a pleasure getting to know Ms. Gilot and I look forward to our ongoing friendship.” Continue reading

Q & A with Hirschfeld Properties CEO Elie Hirschfeld

Elie Hirschfeld Elie Hirschfeld being interviewed on TV.Elie Hirschfeld is the president and CEO of Hirschfeld Properties, where he worked with his late father, parking garage titan Abraham Hirschfeld, for more than 20 years. A triathlete and an avid theatergoer (he’s been a voter in the Tony Awards every year since 1996), Elie Hirschfeld and his company were behind such projects as New York’s first open-air garage, the Hotel Pennsylvania and the Manhattan Mall. This week, The Real Deal talked to the developer, who is reportedly worth more than half a billion dollars (he wouldn’t comment on his wealth), about his portfolio, the Hamptons home he’s selling, the shocking scandal that rocked his family, and the Hirschfeld legacy.

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Christmas, 1949. It’s the best. I feel like the whole world is celebrating with me. Continue reading