A Look At The Industries That Arthur Becker Has Been A Part Of
June 28, 2017
In addition to being an entrepreneur in the fields of technology and real estate, Arthur Becker is also an artist who works with a variety of materials. He has his office in the Tribeca area of New York City where he displays some of the art he has created. One of the things he likes to work with his money which often shows up in his creations. Becker has used everything from crumpled dollars to quarters to gold bars in order to create sculptures, origami animals, and other shapes. His art is often bought by those on Wall Street where he himself worked many years ago.
Arthur Becker is currently mostly focusing on New York and Miami real estate. While he has been involved in a number of real estate developments over the last decade his latest one at 465 Washington Street will be his first solo outing. Once completed this project will be a 8 unit luxury condo building worth an estimated $53 million. Other projects he has been involved in with others includes the high-end building at 111 West 57th Street.
Being the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of NaviSite was Arthur Becker’s first foray into the world of technology. This company provided web hosting and other technological services to other companies. After it was purchased by another company Arthur Becker moved on Zinio LLC where he was the Chairman and CEO. Under his leadership, Zinio became the largest internet provider of digital magazines around the globe.
According to The Real Deal, Arthur Becker used to be married to the notable fashion designer Vera Wang, however, they separated in 2012. He was a senior advisor to her company, Vera Wang Fashion Company, for seven years while he advised on how to run the company effectively and efficiently.
While he is primarily focused on investing in real estate, Arthur Becker also invests in early stage biotechnology companies. He finds this industry very interesting and while he isn’t trained in the field he has picked up enough knowledge about biotechnology that he has done very well investing in it.
See more: https://therealdeal.com/2017/03/28/the-condos-beckon-arthur-becker-going-it-alone-on-tribeca-boutique-project/
The Unique And Successful Curriculum Of The Success Acadmey
June 22, 2017
When kids become a part of the Success Academy in elementary school they immediately begin receiving a tailored approach. They are taught critical thinking, core knowledge, skills in self-advocacy and independence. The Success Academy is committed to helping these students succeed in college and in their lives. Children are taught skills in reading, solving mathematical problems, scientific inquiry, and chess.
The Success Academy has a remarkable science program. Science is taught five days each week with a focus on observations and conducting experiments. The classes provide skills for critical thinking and a passion for science. The three scientific disciplines of Life, Earth, and Physical are covered in a variety of ingenious ways.
Students discover New York in Field Studies including the American Museum of Natural History, The Big Apple Circus, the Queens County Farm Museum and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. On one memorable occasion the Grandmaster of chess, Garry Kasparov, visited the Success Academy along with musicians, dancers, jugglers and more.
Art is another aspect taught at the Success Academy. The students create and explore through visual drawing, printmaking, and dance. They learn about precision, accuracy, and painting and are able to use their imaginations. They are also taught the Traditional and Contemporary concepts of Art History.
Reading and writing is taught with a THINK Literacy program inspiring the discussion of ideas. Students are exposed to great literature and challenges in writing that help prepare them for their futures in the world.
Sports including soccer, basketball, and baseball are taught at the Success Academy and emphasize the connections with teammates. Sports recess is a daily occurrence and encourages the students to learn the rules of each game and compete in mini-matches. After school sports teams are available for the third and fourth grade students.
The success academy combines precision, accuracy and conceptual understanding in the teaching of math. They base their math program on investigations based on activities and encourage the students to think with creativity and find their own unique approaches to solving problems.
On the state exams for 2016, 79 percent of the Success Academy’s students with disabilities passed both math and English.
June 13, 2017
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