Prior to, and concurrently to his real estate career, Richard 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 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 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 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
How A Real Estate Broker Turned His Bar Prohibition Into A Community Fixture
Richard was recently mentioned in the book "Life After Suicide" written by Dr. Jennifer Ashton who is the ABC News chief medical correspondent.
“Finding a new home for my kids and me went straight to the top of my priority list; and on Wednesday, February 15, Alex, Chloe, and I headed into the city to meet a smart, warm, fantastic realtor named Richie Herschenfeld, an appointment arranged by Barbara Fedida, to look at apartments. When I’d told Barbara that I needed to get my kids out of that apartment, she had launched into action by connecting me with Richie, with the promise that, ‘He’ll take care of you. He’s amazing.’
Richie Herschenfeld made it worth the trip. Barbara Fedida had filled him in on our situation so that we didn’t have to; and he took incredible care of us, treating us with kid gloves and compassion as he showed us some great affordable apartments he’d already arranged for us to see.”
”We couldn't have had a better experience working with Richie. He was so engaged, professional, knowledgeable, and personable. He took the time to figure out what we were looking for and only showed us apartments in that scope. He walked us through the whole process from viewing to close with the upmost professionalism. We'd highly recommend him to anyone!
Raeka D. ”
"Richard was excellent thorough out the whole time . Extremely professional and lovely to work with.
Barbara Z. "
701 N Ft, Unit 1201
Paramount Fort Lauderdale Beach is the premier brand new building offering 5-star amenities, a 3rd-floor pool overlooking the ocean, full beachside/pool service (chairs, umbrellas, towels) and signature oceanfront restaurant. This 4 bed 4.5 baths direct ocean unit can be purchased fully furnished. Incredible views of the ocean, Intracoastal and downtown. Features include Italian cabinetry, Subzero, Wolf and Bosh appliances, marble baths w spa tub and rain showers, motorized window treatments, custom closets, custom lighting. AMENITIES Porte-cochere 24-hour valet, Club, and social room, State of the art Fitness center with locker room, massage and steam room, Poolside bar & Summer BBQ kitchen. Min 120 days for lease. Pets OK. Easy to show.
15 Entrance Ct.
Located on a private cul-de-sac street in the sought after Bronxville Heights neighborhood, this charming and sunny Cape has been lovingly cared for and maintained by the same owners for the past 35+ years. Come experience the peacefulness and privacy offered by the Catskill Aqueduct which borders the backyard and provides wide open panoramic views to the East & South. The entire home has been freshly painted and is move-in ready. Four generous sized bedrooms and 2 windowed bathrooms. Two bedrooms with full bath on main level and two bedrooms with full bath on second floor. Access the sprawling backyard from either the deck off the dining area or the walk-out door from the garage/basement. This rare offering on .63 acre offers plenty of opportunities and is ideal for entertaining. Basement has full height ceilings, good natural light, a fully equipped laundry room and showcases significant finished storage. Close to neighborhood schools and plenty of shopping.