Honoring East Siders


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Annual OTTY Awards a success as elected officials join to celebrate winners’ accomplishments


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  • At the OTTYs (left to right): Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, David Getz, Nach Waxman, emcee Roma Torre, Alexis Gelber, Lula Mae Phillips, Susan Fales-Hill, Mohammad Hagiabucar, Commander Frank Tarello, Barry Schneider, Jeanne Straus, Judy Schneider, Dan Pollay, The Rev. Beverly Dempsey, Jody Scopa Goldman, Zil Goldstein, Officer Anthony Nuccio, John Winkleman. Photo: George Cade Photography




  • Zil Goldstein (right) reads her OTTY profile in Our Town. Photo: George Cade Photography




  • David Getz, Council Member Ben Kallos, Judy Schneider, Public Advocate Letitia James, Jeanne Straus, Brad Beckstrom of Mount Sinai. Photo: George Cade Photography




  • Mallory Spain, Officer Anthony Nuccio, Commander Richard Tarello, Council Member Ben Kallos. Photo: George Cade Photography



For more than 20 years, Our Town has taken time out to recognize some of the hardest-working East Siders during the annual OTTY (Our Town Thanks You) Awards. Awardees are nominated by Our Town’s readers, and while they all come from different backgrounds and professions, they share a common goal: to make the Upper East Side a better place. Elected officials NYC Public Advocate Leticia James, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Ben Kallos, and Council Member Dan Garodnick joined this year’s honorees, along with their families and employers, in celebrating their many accomplishments. The event was held at Mount Sinai’s Hess Center.

Congratulations to this year’s OTTY Award winners: Jan Hus Presbyterian’s The Rev. Beverly Dempsey, author Susan Fales-Hill, East Side Middle School’s David Getz, Mount Sinai’s Zil Goldstein, Jody Scopa Goldman and Lula Mae Phillips of NewYork Presbyterian Hospital & Weill Cornell Medicine, Mohamed Murci of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York, the NYPD’s Anthony Nuccio, the FDNY’s Richard Tarello, Barry and Judy Schneider of the East 60s Neighborhood Association, and Kitchen Arts & Letters’ Nach Waxman. An OTTY Award was also presented posthumously to builder and philanthropist Leonard Litwin of Glenwood.


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