SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
HOW IT FEELS TO DEVELOP WHERE YOU GREW UP
- The Real Deal
Featuring Eddie Hidary
I grew up in Midwood on Avenue J. My parents still live in the house I grew up in and I live down the block. I’m working on a development in Midwood, a 15-minute walk from my house. I never had any special fantasy of what I wanted to do when I grew up. I had no interest in construction when I was younger, and I am not very handy. If I tried to put a cabinet together, it would come out crooked.
I’m developing the East 19th Street Condos in Midwood (at 1288 East 19th Street and Avenue M]. It was a single family home that was basically vacant and left for dead. It wasn’t occupied for as long as I can remember and was basically boarded up.
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