Phil Hall is the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," the author of seven books, including "The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time" and "In Search of Lost Films," a former United Nations radio correspondent for Fairchild Broadcast News, and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Wired and The Hill's Congress Blog.
In February, Touro College – the largest Jewish-sponsored educational institution in the United States – kicked off its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration with a special gift: The school was granted university status by the New York State Board of Regents. Overseeing this transformation at a time when geopolitics (Touro has schools in Moscow and Jerusalem) has dovetailed with heath care is Alan Kadish, M.D. – president of the Touro College and University System, a man whose entrepreneurial skills have been as crucial to his personal and professional success as his medical gifts and Jewish faith.
“Our community is designed to be as integrated as possible,” says Sara Humphreys, the executive director of The Club at Briarcliff. “The way the building was designed was that if you start at independent living and, at some point, you evolve and need more care, you move over to assisted living. The benefit is that you don’t have to leave the building. You’re just moving apartments and you still have access to the same amenities you did when you were an independent.”
“I grew up in a middle-class family and my dad was very hard-working,” says Barry P. Mitchell Jr., founder and managing director of Next Level Private in Harrison. “He never really made a lot of money – we didn’t realize we didn’t have any money, but we had a great upbringing – and he just never got great financial advice, because he didn’t have enough money. So, we’ve decided to forego a minimum to work with successful regular people who need help.”
“There are so many vanity publishers out there, and people that will simply take a book because the author has the money to do it,” says Emerald Lake Books co-owner Tara R. Alemany. “They don’t really assess the quality of the book or how it’s going to affect the author if that particular book goes out in its current condition. For us, a lot of it is about the ethics behind this and about having a very high sense of integrity.”