City of Harlem and College of Podiatric Medicine Align to Honor Michael Caridi
NEW YORK, NY–(Oct 11, 2013) – In 2003 Michael Caridi was awarded with the prestigious honorary doctorate for his contribution and support of Podiatric medicine and the city of Harlem. Michael Caridi today continues his efforts to see Harlem’s economy grow.
“I’m very proud to have received this award from such an esteemed college which is one of the oldest podiatric colleges in the country,” said Michel Caridi. He went on to say, “Supporting academic institutions like this is crucial for future of our youth and our country. It helps move our country forward, and keeps the door open to obtain the American Dream. God bless America.”
About College of Podiatric Medicine:
Located in the City of New York, the College had its first home at 125th Street and rapidly outgrew its quarters. Three successive moves culminated in the erection in 1927 of the present College building dedicated to podiatric medical education and clinical training.
Completed in 1978, the new facility, the Foot Center of New York, provides clinical services to the community and continues to be affiliated with the College. The largest center of its kind, the Foot Center of New York ministers to a wide and diverse patient load in more than 25,000 patient visits annually.
The College has recently completed a series of renovations that have brought its classrooms and labs to the leading edge of medical education technology. A new Anatomy Lab and a new Clinical Skills Lab, as well as fully renovated classrooms, computer rooms, study areas and other College facilities, enable students to work in an environment optimized for learning and for study.
NYCPM is affiliated with a number of leading medical institutions in the New York City area, including the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center, Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Long Island College Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Nassau University Medical Center, the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, and Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation. These affiliations provide additional outstanding educational and clinical opportunities for NYCPM’s students.
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, New York, 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 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:
Distinguished Achievement Award, New York Black Republican Counsel, Member of the Honor Legion, The Police Department of the City of New York, Business Man of the Year, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Italo‐American Man of the Year, Columbia Association New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission Champion for Children Award, Council for Unity, Humanitarian Affairs Award, Brooklyn Law School, Frederick Douglas Award, New York Urban League, Community Mayor of Harlem, Community Mayors of New York State, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters,New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Inducted as Knight, Ecumenical Hospitaler Order of St John Knights of Malta