Peter Kalikow

H.J. Kalikow & Co., LLC
101 Park Ave. (at 41st)
New York, NY 10178

(Information Officer, Richard Gurvitz 212-808-7000 E-mail: gurvitz@hjkalikow.com)
Daniel F Cremins
Executive VP

Dorothy Vermeer

Richard T. Nasti
Senior VP

Brian Principe
Manager, Kalikow Construction

Office building at 195 Broadway, the Hotel Millenium in Downtown,
Residential High-rises : 1001 5th Avenue, Checquers, Eatwinds, The Ascot, The Concorde

Mr. Peter Kalikow
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
347 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

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MTA - 212-878-7274

Edward B. Dunn
Vice Chairman

Board Member: Morgan Stanley Dean Whitter, Mercy College


David S. Mack
Vice Chairman

senior partner in The Mack Company, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
One of the largest commecial real-estate trusts in the country: Their properties are at

Main Office:
11 Commerce Drive, Cranford, New Jersey 07016
Phone: (908)272-8000 FAX:(908) 272-6755

NY Office:
100 Clearbrook Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-4800
(914) 592-4836

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Peter Kalikow, chairman MTA 878-7200
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Peter S. Kalikow
Recommended by: Governor of New York
Date First Confirmed: March 13, 2001*
Term Expires: June 30, 2006
Board Committees: Chair: Capital Program Oversight, Interagency Coordination, Governance

*Board member from 6/30/94 to 9/21/95. Vice Chairman from 12/14/99 until appointment as Chairman 3/13/01.

As chairman of the MTA, Peter S. Kalikow heads an organization that provides mass transit to nearly 8 million subway, bus, and commuter rail riders each weekday, more than 2.3 billion each year, and through MTA Bridges and Tunnels moves nearly 300 million vehicles a year.

Mr. Kalikow is president of H.J. Kalikow & Co., LLC, one of New York City’s leading real estate firms. He began his career in real estate in 1967 and became president of H.J. Kalikow & Co. in 1973. Following his father’s death in 1982, he assumed responsibility for all Kalikow holdings. Mr. Kalikow is the third generation to preside over his family’s 75-year-old real estate company.

Mr. Kalikow previously served on the MTA board in 1994, upon the recommendation of Governor Mario M. Cuomo. In 1995, he was appointed a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey by Governor George E. Pataki. The Port Authority owns and operates the region’s three major airports, bi-state New York/New Jersey bridge and tunnel crossings, port districts, the PATH commuter rail system, and, at the time of his appointment, the World Trade Center.

Mr. Kalikow is the former owner and publisher of the New York Post, the oldest daily newspaper in America, founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801.

He is an active participant in real estate industry associations and is also involved in civic affairs and numerous religious and philanthropic efforts.

In the real estate industry, Mr. Kalikow is a governor of the Real Estate Board of New York. He was co-chair of the Board of Governors of the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, which gave him the Young Master Builder Award in 1980 and the Golden Circle Award in 1981. He has also served as director of the Rent Stabilization Association, the Real Estate Board of New York, and the Realty Foundation of New York. In 1982 he received the annual award of the Concrete Industry Board of New York and the Award for Excellence from the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater New York for the development of 101 Park Avenue in New York City.

Mr. Kalikow’s additional professional accomplishments include serving, from 1981 to 1986, as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the Mortgage Insurance Division of the New York State Mortgage Agency. He has also served as special advisor to U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato.

Mr. Kalikow’s civic achievements and awards are numerous. He is a trustee of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In May 1997, the Peter and Mary Kalikow Pediatric Intensive Care Unit was established at New York Hospital. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the New York Holocaust Museum and has served on the board of directors of the Jewish National Fund. In 1995, he received the Jerusalem 3000 Award from the State of Israel Bonds for his efforts as general chairman, Real Estate Division of Israel Bonds for the last eight years.

In 1982, Mr. Kalikow was given the Peace Medal, the State of Israel’s highest civilian award, for his many years in aiding that nation’s development. In 1987, he was honored by the American Jewish Committee with their Humanitarian Award. In 1989, the Anti-Defamation League awarded Mary and Peter Kalikow the first annual Jacob K. Javits Award for Outstanding Accomplishment.

Mr. Kalikow is a member of the board of trustees of Hofstra University. He received the university’s Alumni of the Year Award in 1988 and was awarded an honorary doctorate of law degree in 1986. He was also a member of the board of trustees at Marymount College from 1985 to 1995.

Born in New York City, Mr. Kalikow received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University in 1965. He is married to the former Mary Typaldos Jacobatos, and they have two children.


Before the M.T.A., I remember Kalikow at The Post

By JERRY TALLMER DownTown Express, March 3, 2003

In late February or early March of 1988, I stood on the floor of the city room of the New York Post — then on South St., just north of the Brooklyn Bridge — and, with maybe a hundred other ink-stained (okay, computer-stained) wretches, survivors of close to a dozen near-death experiences of our beloved rag throughout the previous 10 years, listened to the new owner introduce himself.

He was quite a nice-looking man, and his name was Peter Kalikow. At the last minute, when it looked like Rupert Murdoch was going to close us down, here was our savior. Ted Kennedy, a frequent recipient of Murdoch-vilification, had, in the Senate, in the middle of the night, boxed Rupert into a corner, forcing him to dispose of either the newspaper or parallel TV interests — and Murdoch was hungry for TV. At that moment of capital punishment for the ancient and honorable journal Dorothy Schiff had sold to Rupert Murdoch, along had come millionaire realtor Kalikow, out of nowhere (more exactly, out of Queens), to tender us renewed life eternal.

Or so it sounded to the troops who had been rallied to the City Room to be addressed by the 45-year-old new publisher. I can only quote from memory, so I won’t use quotation marks, but the key sentences went pretty much like this:

My name is Peter Kalikow, and I don’t expect to die soon, but when I do die it isn’t going to say on my tombstone: He was a man who built a lot of big buildings in Queens. It’s going to say: Peter Kalikow was the publisher of The New York Post. And The Post isn’t going to die, either; you and I are going to be here a long time, and I just want you to know that.

Very inspiring. Of course we all at that moment forgot the day 10 years earlier that Rupert Murdoch had stood on the floor of that same city room and told the assembled troops: “Don’t believe anything you’ve read about me. I’m not going to change anything on this newspaper” — and the very next day, started to change everything, beginning with elimination of the folio (page number) on the back page, so nobody could tell at a glance how few pages there were. Not long after that came the total elimination from The Post of Pulitzer-Prize-winning political cartoonist Herblock, whose sardonic X-ray perceptions of good and evil Murdoch detested.

To the best of my memory, Kalikow didn’t do anything like that. In fact I can’t remember anything he did editorially, one way or the other; he didn’t seem to care, or know, about such matters — the skin, blood, bones, and muscle of a newspaper. The heartbeat.

I remember him walking the halls, a lean and hungry, grayish, handsome figure rather (I thought) like Jay Gatsby, always with a couple of henchmen pacing along at his shoulder — types you would some years later read about in exposés of the Kalikow-era’s “mob-linked newspaper circulation scam.”

Well, if it’s going to say on Peter Kalikow’s tombstone that he was publisher of The New York Post, it will have to add in parentheses (1988-1993), because by 1993 Kalikow was gone.

He left behind a debt of $4.5 million to the government in unpaid (or unforwarded) withholding taxes, and a declaration of bankruptcy — cooked up, I have always been convinced, with Murdoch. That bankruptcy ultimately enabled owner redux Murdoch to wipe out the paper’s contract with the New York Newspaper Guild, force the Post unit into a strike, break the unit, and fire all 287 Guild members — one of whom, chairperson Harry Leykis, a scrappy, ultra-loyal Post staffer for 25 years, died of a heart attack not long after. Harry, like all of us, had had many thousands of dollars in severance pay wiped out overnight, thanks to the corporate bankruptcy laws.

Kalikow, who had declared personal bankruptcy two years earlier, went back to his yacht (docked at its pier on his waterfront Montauk estate), and to the vintage automobiles lining his six-car (or was it eight-car?) garage. And I don’t know what else he put his hand to.

Until, lo and behold, in July 1994, Gov. George Pataki, to whose election campaign Kalikow and members of Kalikow’s family had made substantial contributions, appointed him a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. On March 13, 2001, Kalikow advanced to the position of chairperson of the authority.

He was, as was widely noted, almost nowhere to be seen during the nerve-wracking pre-New Year’s Eve days and nights at the Grand Hyatt four months ago when the whole city — 7 million bus and subway riders, and certainly all 34,000 transit workers — were sweating out a transit strike.

But guess who did show up at the Grand Hyatt one day. Rick Nasti, a vice-president in Kalikow’s real-estate firm and one of those honchos I used to see pacing through the corridors of The Post at Kalikow’s shoulder. Rick Nasti, who had pleaded guilty in that aforementioned 1992 circulation scam and had more recently been forced to quit the M.T.A. (where Kalikow had installed him) because of questions about procurement deals there.

This is the Peter S. Kalikow who sat stolidly and silently through the entire outrageous process by which this city’s transit fares have just now been jacked up by 33 percent without a public vote or, shall we say, a fare thee well; the same Peter S. Kalikow whose entire response to the state and city comptrollers’ thunderbolt charges of cooked books and double bookkeeping on the part of an M.T.A. that has “misled the public” was (to date) that Mr. Hevesi’s and Mr. Thompson’s charges are “outrageous . . . political grandstanding.”

And who then said no more, except, in answer to various questions from the press (as reported by Joyce Purnick in the Times), a tight-lipped “No . . . no . . . no.”Tonight as I go home I know I’ll see at least one very old lady or very old gentleman haul herself/himself painfully up the steps of a bus and wobble a senior citizen’s MetroCard slowly into the slot on the fare box. Or I’ll see an exhausted cleaning woman from Lower Manhattan collapsed in fury on the I.R.T. on the long voyage home to the Bronx. Or a fat mama with three kids, one of them in a stroller, cramming through a subway door that’s snapping at them like a crocodile. When the fare goes up for these people (also for me), I tell you what, Mr. Kalikow. Let’s help them out. Let’s let them sail to work on your yacht.

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Edward B. Dunn
Vice Chairman
Recommended by: Governor of New York
Date Appointed: March 25, 1999
Term Expires: June 30, 2006
Board Committees: Chair: Finance; Member: Capital Program Oversight, Interagency Coordination, Audit, Governance, Safety and Security, Capital Construction/Planning and Real Estate, New York City Transit, Long Island Rail Road/Long Island Bus, Metro-North, Bridges and Tunnels

Edward B. "Ted" Dunn was mayor of the City of Rye, New York from 1994 to 1997 and is a former member of the Rye City Council. In 1997 he was a candidate for Westchester County Executive.

Before his election to public office, Mr. Dunn had a long and successful career in the finance industry. From 1973 to 1997 he worked at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, where he held the positions of vice president and managing director. He continues as an advisory director at Morgan Stanley and is also currently serving as chairman of the board of Mercy College.

Mr. Dunn graduated from Harvard College in 1958 and received his master’s degree from Harvard Business School in 1962.


David S. Mack
Vice Chairman
Recommended by: Nassau County Executive
Date Appointed: December 16, 1993
Term Expires: June 30, 2009
Board Committees: Chair: Long Island Rail Road/Long Island Bus, Bridges and Tunnels; Member: Capital Program Oversight, Finance, Interagency Coordination, Audit, Governance, Safety and Security, Capital Construction/Planning and Real Estate, New York City Transit, Metro-North

David S. Mack is a senior partner in The Mack Company, a real estate development firm with headquarters in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

He has held numerous public service positions including co-chairman to the New York State Legislative Commission on Expenditure and Review, advisory chairman to the New York Joint Legislative Committee on motorboats, first deputy commissioner for the City of Long Beach Police in Long Beach, NY, deputy superintendent of the New York State Police, and member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Some of the many organizations he devotes his time to include UJA of Greater New York, the New York Holocaust Memorial Committee, Hofstra University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

He and his family are princepal shareholders in:

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
One of the largest commecial real-estate trusts in the country: Their properties are at

Main Office:
11 Commerce Drive, Cranford, New Jersey 07016
Phone: (908)272-8000 FAX:(908) 272-6755

NY Office:
100 Clearbrook Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-4800
(914) 592-4836

5975 South Quebec Street
Engelwood, CO 80111
(303) 721-7600

(303) 721-1122

650 From Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 967-1544

(201) 262-2289

1 Executive Drive - Unit 12
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 234-3058

(856) 234-3041

1235 Westlakes Drive
Berwyn, PA 19312
(610) 296-8200

(610) 296-8213

760 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 392-7552

(415) 392-4212


Roger W. Thomas
Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary

Barry Lefkowitz
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
(908) 272-8000

Mack-Cali Realty Corp. PR:
Virginia Sobol
Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations
11 Commerce Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

OTHER PR contracted to:
Rubenstein Associates PR
Maria Englund
Vice President
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10105-0109

The Mack Company
2115 Linwood Avenue, Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024,

And David S Mack also holds shares of these companies under the name of the 'charitable foundations':

"David and Sondra Mack Foundation"
"Earle I. Mack Foundation Inc."

Top 400 Givers to Political Campaigns: His brother:

Fredric Mack (with Tami)
March 5, 2001

Like his brother Earle, Fredric Mack has long shown an abiding interest in U.S. relations with Israel. But unlike his brother, who is a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Mack exhibits more liberal leanings, as evidenced by the $250,000 he gave to the Democratic Party during the last election cycle. In 1999, a few weeks before Earle hosted former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his home, Frederic attended a White House dinner in honor of Netanyahu's rival, Ehud Barak.

Mack is currently on the national board of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the nation's largest and most influential pro-Israel lobby. He also chairs the board of AIPAC's Northeast chapter, and sits on the board of the New York Jewish Community Relations Council, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Israel Policy Forum.


Other Brother,Bush appoited as Ambassador to FINLAND
Earle I. Mack
$566,340 to the GOP*

When President Bush decided to nominate a new ambassador to Finland in March 2004, the post went to one of the Republican Party’s most prolific donors: New York realtor Earle I. Mack. The post had previously been held by major Republican fundraiser Bonnie McElveen-Hunter.

Mack amassed his fortune through his work as a senior partner of the Mack Company, his family’s real estate investment and development firm, and, after a merger, as a board member of the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. Mack has also been active in the New York arts community, serving as chairman of the New York State Council on the Arts for three years. The owner of several thoroughbreds, Mack served as chairman of the New York State Racing Commission for seven years.

The new ambassador has been exceptionally generous to Republicans through the years. During the 2000, 2002 and 2004 election cycles, Mack and his immediate family contributed $566,340 to Republican candidates and party committees, including $9,500 in direct contributions to Bush’s two presidential campaigns and $5,000 to the Bush-Cheney recount fund following the 2000 election.

*Figures represent contributions from the individual and his/her immediate family from 1999-2004. Total includes donations made to Republican candidates and party committees, as well as the Bush-Cheney recount fund formed after the 2000 election and Bush's two inaugural committees.

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In 2000:
Earle and Carol Mack - $120,000 to New York Republican State Committee.

Earle Mack, of New York City, is a senior partner at the Mack Company, a commercial real estate enterprise. He is active in thoroughbred racing and the arts community in New York, including former positions as chairman of the New York State Council on the Arts, and member of the New York City Ballet and Dance Theater of Harlem boards of directors. Mack and his wife contributed to the New York Republican State Committee.

David S Mack's political contributions include:
[from  http://www.openairwaves.org/ ]

Mack, David
Fort Lee, NJ Not Available $25,000 10/26/2004 New York Republican State Committee
Mack, David
Fort Lee, NJ Mack Management & Const. $1,500 12/17/2001 New York Republican State Committee
Mack, David
Rochelle Park, NJ Mack Company $5,000 7/19/2000 New Jersey Republican State Committee
Mack, David
Rochelle Park, NJ Not Available $5,000 10/13/2000 New York Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee
Mack, David
Rochelle Park, NJ Mack Management & Const $5,000 10/4/2000 New York Republican State Committee
Mack, David
Rochelle Park, NJ Mack Management & Const $1,000 5/25/1999 New York Republican State Committee
Mack, David
Rochelle Park, NJ Mack Management & Const $1,000 3/8/1999 New York Republican State Committee
Mack, David
Rochelle Park, NJ Not Available $10,000 10/6/2000 New York Republican State Committee
Mack, David
Rochelle Park, NJ Not Available $2,200 10/18/2000 New York Senate Republican Campaign Committee