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

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’s marathon ways

Elie Hirschfeld is nothing like his late dad Abe Hirschfeld, the publicity-loving real-estate man who once long ago controlled this newspaper for a few days between his hapless campaigns for public office. Elie, 60, started jogging 27 years ago. He completed 10 marathons and 75 triathlons. Last February, he was the oldest competitor in Israel’s Israman Ironman Distance Triathlon. And this weekend, he’ll run, bike and swim in the Eiffel Tower Triathlon in Paris. We’re exhausted just thinking about it.

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.

What’s your birth date?

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