Morning Doorman at Historic Tower

Morning Doorman at Historic Tower

Sammy Radoncic on duty at the Oliver Cromwell By Claudie Benjamin Less flamboyant and far more discreet than the Dakota across the street, the Oliver Cromwell at 12 West 72nd Street, has maintained its dignity throughout the decades.  Sammy Radoncic, the Morning...
Diamonds, Serpents, Cameos and More

Diamonds, Serpents, Cameos and More

By Claudie Benjamin Lara Kornbluh, owner of Icon Style at 104 West 70th Street, has years of experience and deep knowledge of the wide range of vintage jewelry she sells. That’s true also of the carefully curated garments that range from eyeglass frames to...
In his father’s footsteps on West 72nd Street

In his father’s footsteps on West 72nd Street

By Claudie Benjamin Pharmacist Shoukry Elfahawy came to New York from Cairo, Egypt in 1969 to make a better life for his family.  Once earning the required NYS license, he acquired Bell Pharmacy in 1972, a business that was already established on the south side of...