The 13th season of Building New York: NY Stories, debuted on September 10, 2017

September 10, 2017: Brad Klatt, Canoe Brook Partners

Brad Klatt, one of three Canoe Brook Partners, a family owned enterprise, discusses the development at Port Imperial, NJ, his involvement in community activities, and his active support of Jewish day school education.

September 17, 2017: Aaron Malinsky, Curbcut Urban Partners

Aaron Malinsky, president and CEO, of Curbcut Urban Partners, a privately owned real estate development firm, in business with his childrn, talks about earlier ventures as executive vice-president of another family business, the supermarket chain, Waldbaums.

September 25, 2017: Dr. Rock Positano, Part I 

Dr. Rock Positano, a foot-and-ankle specialist, nationally know for his non-surgical approach for the treatment of foot disorders, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, author of "Dinner with DiMaggio," talks about family, growing up in Bay Ridge, NYU and Yale, in Part 1/2.

October 1, 2017: Dr. Rock Positano, Part II

In Part 2 of his conversation, Dr. Rock Positano, a foot-and-ankle specialist, nationally known for non-surgical treatment of foot disorders, discusses his friendship with the American icon, "The Yankee Clipper," Joe DiMaggio. His memoir, "Dinner with DiMaggio," is Positano's decade-long record of DiMaggio stories.

October 8, 2017: Joseph Abboud

Joseph Abboud, an award winning, men's wear fashion designer talks about the development of his career: at 16, as a salesperson at Louis Boston, on to the Sorbonne, to work with Ralph Lauren and others, to authoring "Threads," his off-the-record take on the industry.

October 15, 2017: Sharon Greenberger, YMCA

The "Y" familiar to us all, is led by Sharon Greenberger, the YMCA of Greater New York's 10th President and CEO. Ms. Greenberger guides us through an impressive career in urban planning, development and education, and her work with agencies, organizations and communities, continuing her efforts to improve life in New York.

October 22, 2017 Michael Schell

Michael S. Schell, CEO of RW3 CultureWizard, describes the company as providing the key to international success, using technology, offering learning tools, educating the traveler in the nuances of different cultures. We travel with him and his family from Nazi Germany to the US and to the development of his organization.

October 29, 2017: Sanford Zuckerbrot & Franklin Zuckerbrot

Sanford Zuckerbrot, Co-Founder and Chairman and son, Franklin, President of Sholom & Zuckerbrot, talk about their family history, the development of their company, now a second-generation, family owned business, well-know for its conversion of underutilized properties for today's use.

November 5, 2017: Regina Myer

Having fulfilled the task-at-hand, Regina Myer moves to the next challenge. Myer's youthful love of New York and affection for Brooklyn is evident, working for NYC Department of City Planning and today, as president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Brooklyn Bridge Park-enjoyed by all; time to move on.

Novmber 12, 2017: Mathew Wambau

Mathew Wambua outlines his career with the Bloomberg administration, as HPD commissioner, and earlier, as HDC executive vice president. Mr. Wambua joined the Richman Group as president of RHR Funding; he currently serves as president of RICHMAC Funding, a national multifamily housing mortgage lender.

November 19, 2017: Laura L. Forese M.D. 

Laura L. Forese, MD credits her grandfather's suggestion that there should be a doctor in the family with her career, including pediatric orthopedic surgery to executive vice president and COO of NewYork-Presbyterian, an institution celebrating the 20th anniversary of the New York Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital merger.

November 26, 2017: Seth Pinsky

Seth Pinsky serves as Executive Vice President and Investment Manager of the RXR Metropolitan Emerging Market Strategy . In this role, Pinsky is leading RXR’s efforts to invest in “emerging opportunities” in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State region, focusing on asset classes and geographic regions that have historically been characterized by underinvestment, but that have significant growth potential due to planned or in-place infrastructure and other relevant characteristics.

Prior to joining RXR, Pinsky served as Director of Mayor Bloomberg’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, which developed a $20 billion plan to help neighborhoods stricken by Hurricane Sandy to rebuild smarter and stronger and to protect critical citywide systems and infrastructure from the likely impacts of climate change in coming decades.

Pinsky also served as President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), a position to which he was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2008, after joining the agency in 2003 as a vice president. During his tenure, NYCEDC became an international leader in the field of economic development, focusing both on transforming the city’s underlying economy and investing in its critical infrastructure.

December 3, 2017: Michael T. Cohen

Michael T. Cohen, Tri-State Region President at Colliers International, describes growing up as the son and grandson of business leaders and the influence they had on his own career. In addition to success in business, Cohen, a Broadway Angel, and a Tony recipient, with "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" and more.

December 10, 2017: Budd Friedman, Founder of "The Improv"

Budd Friedman, founder of The Improv Comedy Club and co-author Tripp Whetsell of "The Improv: An Oral History of the Comedy Club that Revolutionized Stand-Up" walk us down memory lane recalling for many of us the joy and laughter of nights at The Improv.