Paul Neuman is a fourth generation New York food entrepreneur and Chief Creativity Officer for Neuman’s Kitchen (NK). Recognized as a leader in design, culinary excellence and service, NK handles events both large and small. Their mission is to convey their client’s message by telling their stories through deliciously inspired events.
Paul graduated with a Fine Arts degree from Alfred University in 1977. He immediately began his culinary career by working at his family’s renowned fish market, Rosedale, located on the Upper East Side. Encouraged by his father to branch out, Paul and his partner Stacy Bogdonoff decided to set up their own artisanal retail food purveyor, Neuman & Bogdonoff, one block from the fish market on Third Avenue. The store was a major success from 1981 through 1996 when Paul and Stacy decided to focus on their true passion and individual careers and thus Paul opened Neuman’s Kitchen.
NK was originally located in the heart of Lower East Side at 203 Chrystie Street for more than 19 years. It quickly grew into one of the largest caterers in New York City, Paul credits the company’s culture for its continued growth and encourages other entrepreneurs to “invest in the people who will make your company prosper.”
NK recently relocated to an 18,000sf warehouse in Long Island City. The facility was in need of a complete renovation which included the development of a 10,000sf kitchen, an event space for up to sixty guests, an exercise room, a rooftop garden, workshop creating props and a private parking lot. The move to Long Island City meant that Paul would be getting three times the space for the same price he would have paid in Manhattan. “The money we saved allowed us to invest in our workforce. Our new building now incorporates an exercise room and showers for those who opt to cycle to work. We hope that having great working conditions like this that will attract more great employees.”
Adler Windows was delighted to play an integral role in the expansion of Neuman’s Kitchen. Our installers replaced all of the windows using Gamco Operable Windows and YKK Stonefront Curtainwall Windows. Our team strategized with Paul and decided to reuse and restore the original windows to create recycled glass partitions within the complex. Speaking about the renovation Paul said, “Working with Adler Windows was a great pleasure. They did a beautiful job installing our new windows and salvaging the original windows. They are incredibly good at what they do and very easy to work with.”
This award winning catering company is not the first business to make the move to Long Island City. According to Real Estate Weekly since 2006 more than 10,800 residential units have been completed along with 6,300 businesses employing more than 93,000 employees and 60,000 students currently studying at local institutions. Long Island City in undeniably a location to keep an eye on as many more corporate relocations are predicted in the near future.