New York is a funny place in that it, at once, holds out such promise and possibilities for the future, and in the obverse, harkens one to the good, old days. Well, as someone who has lived in Manhattan for all of my almost 59 years, I clearly remember the “good old days” as not […]
About: Lou Piccolo
Born and raised on Manhattan's Lower East Side, where Little Italy melts into Chinatown, I, with short living stints outside the city, have been domiciled in New York for my entire life. Having had a longstanding love-hate affair with New York by reason of having endured through some of its darkest days, I have now come to love my hometown unconditionally. As the owner and operator of A.L.Piccolo & co., Inc. a turnaround/management consulting firm since 1988, I service clients world-wide from my offices in midtown Manhattan. Married for the second time, I am the father of two "bona fide New Yorkers" from my prior marriage. Their ravings and rantings of what is hot or not, keeps me current in matters metropolitan. I love writing for BANY because it allows someone of my advanced vintage to fill in the historical blanks of this great city. Also, it allows me to insinuate a "senior's" point of view on where the city is heading, simply because I know from whence it came.