First and foremost, the Queens Chamber of Commerce and its Executive Director, Jack Friedman, have supported the project since the very beginning and given me access to Chamber archives and documentation relating to the Awards program. I hope to work on this moving forward with them as a continued partner.
The project was made possible with a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Van Alen Institute served as fiscal conduit for the grant.
I’d also like to acknowledge other building owners, experts, friends, and colleagues who have helped:
Joseph Coen, Archivist, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn
Leo D. Fakler
Rabbi Mordechai Zev Hecht, Anshe Sholom Chabad JCC
Matthew R. Ivler, Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Pamela Jerome, Partner, WASA/Studio A
Richard Karsten, President, Archbishop Molloy High School
Marissa Marvelli, Marketing Director, BKSK Architects
Michael Perlman, Chair, Rego-Forest Preservation Council
Queens Centers for Progress
Kal Savi, Save the Worldport
Herbert Schonhaut, Ritual Director, Queens Jewish Center
Lance Wagner Sr., Glendale Lumber Company