This is me. I'm a mostly-retired tax accountant living in central New Jersey with my wife Ellen and our poodle Pogo. Well, I was a tax accountant for the last 35 years. Now I am figuring out what I am besides and underneath that.
I named this website after the address I lived with my parents when I was born, and for the first 12 years of my life: 70 Irving Place. It was (is) two blocks south of Gramercy Park in New York City.
These are the people who brought me into this world:
I grew up in NYC where I met and married the beautiful Ellen Kaplan. Here we are in the earliest known picture of us in Brooklyn in 1971. Some interesting points to note: Ellen's hair (faded in this old photo) was as red (or redder) than Emily's is today; My way-cool white jeans and cowboy boots; The plastic covers on the furniture - all the rage in 1970's Brooklyn!
Here we are celebrating our daughter Jennifer's Bat Mitzvah in 1993:
We made three incredible daughters (from left to right): Jennifer, Emily and Amy
Ellen and I ran a thriving accounting practice for over thirty years, our girls matured into amazing women, we got a dog and I retired. Now I am focused on photography, hiking, biking, and my family. I want this website to tell the rest of the story of me!