They say that people who live in Manhattan are not friendly, don’t know their neighbors, and are very transient. Not in my building.
Many neighbors have been living at 301 East 62nd St.for decades. Many of us have grown older together. We gathered tonight to celebrate the retirement of Esau Mohammad. Our beloved porter has been with us 32 years. We are going to miss him like no other. He was simply the best.
My most vivid memory of Esau was when the Twin Towers came down. I remember him standing at the front door in the lobby waiting for each of us to return home. He had tears in his eyes as he hugged everyone. What a special moment. I will remember that forever no matter where I am living.
Tonight was one of many lobby parties. We had such a good time. Not a dry eye in the house. Why can’t the world just get along?