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In terms of real estate and business, Rachelle Friedman is a pioneer in downtown Manhattan. Together with her husband Joe, Friedman opened the electronics retailer originally in one storefront at 23 Park Row in That same year, while breaking through the business and music industry ceilings, Friedman was also among the first class of female graduates from Brooklyn PolyTech, now the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. While the Friedmans expanded their store in both directions on the street, they eventually bought buildings 15 through 31 on Park Row, and are now converting them into luxury residences. I chatted with Friedman about her experience as a businesswoman in New York City and her adjustment to real estate development:. It was very near to the school I went to, PolyTech, and where Joe was working as an electrical engineer. And we expanded and started selling records, cameras, musical instruments, and anytime a store became available on the block we rented it.
The former buildings have been replaced with a foot condo tower that is nearing completion. The pinnacle of the nearby Woolworth Building, with its green copper crown, comes into focus to the west. The apartment has a double-height living room with foot ceilings, wide plank herringbone Italian oak flooring and decorative moldings. It also has about 1,square-feet of terraces, split between the living, bedroom and family areas. Friedman said the partnership has worked to inject some musical references into the building.
Computers, digital accessories and other electronics products followed. The large overall store was increasingly successful and crowded with customers. A mail order division was started in Internet orders were later fulfilled from this location. The store was quietly closed in Macy's previously tried to sell consumer electronics at the same location with other outside vendors twice in the previous decade. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Former type.