SOURCE: Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Michael Caridi

October 16, 2013 08:03 ET

Michael Caridi Named Community Mayor of Harlem by the City of New York

NYC Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Michael Caridi Still Making an Impact

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2013) - Today Michael Caridi he is still supporting the revitalization of Harlem, working for years obtaining air rights, which helped lead the way for other real estate and development projects in Harlem. Michael Caridi's Community Mayor status came at the heels of years of entrepreneur support and philanthropy.

"With the storied history of Harlem and the gateway to Manhattan, it's becoming a tourism destination," stated Michael Caridi. "Harlem has witnessed an upswing trend of business commuters seeking affordable housing and style that Harlem is known for," continued Michael Caridi.

About Michael Caridi

Michael Caridi was born in Brooklyn and raised in Catskill, NY. He currently resides in Greenwich, Connecticut and has offices in Mid-town Manhattan, NY. He is married and has four children. A graduate of St. John's University, Michael Caridi obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Michael Caridi's business endeavors span various industries. He is currently Managing Director of Seahawk Capital Partners which specializes in business development & consulting, mainly in the BioTech Industry. Michael Caridi is Chairman of MAJIC Development Group LLC, and has been involved in several significant development projects, as well as construction for many Fortune 500 clients and retailers. Among Michael Caridi's most notable achievements are: lease acquisition, obtaining the air rights, and negotiation of the sale of Harlem Park, a mixed‐use project in Harlem, NYC; the lease acquisition, financing, gutting and full‐scale rehab of the 600‐room Holiday Inn Hotel on West 57th Street in Manhattan; the acquisition, financing and construction of a 204‐unit, $70 million condominium and rental complex in Palisades Park, New Jersey; and the acquisition, renovation and sale of 96 co‐op apartments in Long Beach, NY. Other Michael Caridi's recent projects include involvement in an Italian Cosmetic Wipe company, an eco‐friendly plastics and electronics company that had products in 70,000 retail stores, and a diverse mix of independent business ventures including residential and commercial property‐ownership, restaurant owner, mortgage banking, ship salvaging and dismantling, hotel ownership and development, security services, magazine publishing, and alcohol/non‐alcoholic import and export.

Michael Caridi's philanthropic efforts have rivaled those of his business successes. In the past he has served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition of Italian American Associations; the Republican Leadership Council; The Forum Club; The National Ethnic and Charitable Organization; and The Italo American Foundation. Michael Caridi is a proud member of the Lumen Institute, and supporter of the New York City Police Foundation and C.O.R. E. (Congress of Racial Equality).

Michael Caridi Awards and Honors:
Awards and Honors:
Michael Caridi Knighted by Knights of Malta.

Michael Caridi receives Honorary Doctorate from New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
Michael Caridi Named Community Mayor of Harlem, Community Mayors of New York State.
Michael Caridi won the Distinguished Achievement Award.
Michael Caridi is a member of the New York Black Republican Counsel.
Michael Caridi is a member of the NYPD Honor Legion.

Michael Caridi named The Police Department of the City of New York, "Business Man of the Year."
Michael Caridi is a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Michael Caridi won Italo
American Man of the Year.
Michael Caridi winner of the Columbia Association New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission Champion for Children Award.
Michael Caridi is a member of Council for Unity.
Michael
Caridi winner of the prestigious Humanitarian Affairs Award.

Michael Caridi Twitter: @mcaridi
Michael Caridi LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-caridi/29/3bb/481/
Michael Caridi Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael.caridi1
Michale Caridi Porofio: http://www.behance.net/michael_caridi

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About Harlem
The renaissance of Harlem into one of the most sought after neighborhoods in NYC is a true success story. With a focus on the redevelopment of Frederick Douglass Boulevard, the Gateway to Harlem, it caps a decade of collaboration between public & private entities and has produced over 800 units of quality affordable housing and scores of new retail spaces. Today, Harlem maintains its distinctive character with traditional soul food and African restaurants, bodegas, and acclaimed jazz clubs, alongside newer arrivals such as French-themed restaurant Chocolat, Starbucks, an assortment of bakeries, beer gardens, and more.

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