A first-generation American daughter of Puerto Rican parents, Priscilla Almodovar has a corner office with jaw-dropping views on the 45th floor of a Manhattan skyscraper—home to one of the most powerful banks in the world. The native of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is working tirelessly to deploy J.P. Morgan Chase’s colossal balance sheet in the section of the real estate world she’s most passionate about: the less-than-glamorous but increasingly important affordable housing industry.
“I am exhibit A for the American dream,” Ms. Almodovar told Mortgage Observer during an interview at her office in January.
“I nanny in the afternoons. Yes, that is how I use my J.D.!” a 28-year-old woman wrote in an email to The Observer.
We met her last Friday at a West Village coffee shop filled with well-heeled bohemians sipping mid-morning lattes. The wistful Southern brunette rested one elbow on the table, a delicate engagement ring Read More
"Social media" tools like YouTube and Facebook have a new name: "killer apps" or powerful platforms for extremist groups to smear messages of hate. But those same companies are hoping to counter that those negative cabilities for good.
From December 3rd to 5th, Facebook, Google, YouTube, MTV, and Read More
Aaron Brett Charney, an associate at white-shoe firm Sullivan & Cromwell, filed a lawsuit this morning against his law firm, alleging sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation. Mr. Charney, a graduate of Brown and Columbia Law School, works in S&C’s famed corporate department. As of presstime, his biography was still posted on the firm’s website. According Read More
Eliot Spitzer has said he’ll draw upon the collective wisdom of his massive team of transition advisers for important decisions.
When it comes to dealing with the possibility of removing Alan Hevesi, it already seems clear what direction they’re going to be pushing him in.
The 18-member committee Spitzer has formed to advise him Read More
“My op-ed in today’s New York Sun” was the subject line of an innocently self-promotional e-mail that Columbia Law School dean David Schizer blasted to nearly 11,000 Columbia Law School alumni in the United States shortly after 1 p.m. on March 3. In it, Mr. Schizer weighed in on the campus issue that has been Read More