Retired paper pusher for local government, now working part-time as a consultant. Primary focus is on developing safe & affordable housing, primarily through the acquisition of federal and state government grants for local use. Projects include housing renovation initiatives leading to safer, energy efficient, and generally more affordable 1 to 4 family residential units. Has secured millions in public funds used to address lead-based paint and other health hazards in homes or for the acquisition and renovation of tax delinquent single-family "zombie properties" for resale to low and moderate income households. Admittedly such efforts are not rooted in some deep sense of altruism, but from a belief that in an environment like New York, where health care and shelter expenses for low-income persons are borne primarily through public funds, thoughtful housing related investments can ease the financial burden on taxpayers and simultaneously improve living standards for low and moderate income New York households. LIKES: handicapping thoroughbred horse racing, buying and selling NY made knives, stock picking, Saratoga Race Course in the summer, South Beach in the winter. DISLIKES: reckless spending & breast implants.