Richard is a lover of all things Manhattan, but his heart belongs to the Upper West Side (UWS). He has seen how it has developed over the years, improving with the addition of new buildings and restaurants, making each hood distinct and special. It is the only residential area that is surrounded by two of the greatest parks in NYC - it’s hard to beat having Riverside and Central Park only blocks away. He also loves the diversity of the area, with families and young people from different backgrounds coming to the UWS to begin a new life, just as he once did.
Prior to, and concurrently to his real estate career, Richard has been the owner of the Prohibition Restaurant/Bar, an Upper West Side staple. The venue is well known for great live music and warm hospitality. It has also provided extensive support to local public and private charities, holding many fundraisers.
Nothing gives him more pleasure than when someone approaches him to tell him that they’ve met their husband or wife at his bar. That same great feeling carries over to real estate, as he plays an important role in what is often one of the biggest commitments in peoples’ lives. Richard has found tremendous similarities between the restaurant and real estate businesses as they both revolve around building lasting relationships.
Thanks to all of his years at Prohibition, Richard has dealt with every type of customer in every situation imaginable. He’s had to be manager, friend, a sounding board and a problem solver. His traits as a caring, understanding, and skilled people person have translated well into being a successful real estate agent.
Richard and John Carapella lead The Carapella Herschenfeld Team