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Our founder, Howard J. Rubenstein, founded the firm in 1954 at his mother’s kitchen table after dropping out of Harvard Law School. He loved helping people tell their stories, and he envisioned a publicity practice rooted in integrity. Within a few years, he built a business on trust, relationships, and results – working with everyone from Presidents to Popes.

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Breakthrough Starshot Press Event at One World Observatory

2016

Russian billionaire and Internet entrepreneur, Yuri Milner, and Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist and Cambridge University professor atop One World Trade Center in New York City before the “Breakthrough” press event unveiling a plan to develop tiny robotic probe “nanocrafts” that could travel to stars outside the solar system.

Breakthrough Starshot Press Event at One World Observatory

2016
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Russian billionaire and Internet entrepreneur, Yuri Milner, and Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist and Cambridge University professor atop One World Trade Center in New York City before the “Breakthrough” press event unveiling a plan to develop tiny robotic probe “nanocrafts” that could travel to stars outside the solar system.

ABNY

2015

Governor Cuomo speaks at ABNY luncheon at 583 Park Avenue.

ABNY

2015
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Governor Cuomo speaks at ABNY luncheon at 583 Park Avenue.

4 World Trade Center

2012

4 World Trade Center under construction with one of the reflecting pools of the National September 11 Memorial in the foreground.

4 World Trade Center

2012
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4 World Trade Center under construction with one of the reflecting pools of the National September 11 Memorial in the foreground.

Diana Ross Playground

1984

Diana Ross, Mayor Koch, Henry J. Stern (City Commissioner of Parks and Recreation), unidentified woman, and Howard at a press conference announcing plans for the Diana Ross Playground in Central Park.

Diana Ross Playground

1984
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Diana Ross, Mayor Koch, Henry J. Stern (City Commissioner of Parks and Recreation), unidentified woman, and Howard at a press conference announcing plans for the Diana Ross Playground in Central Park.

1976 Democratic National Convention

1976

Welcome Rally at Seventh Avenue and 52nd Street for Jimmy Carter on July 10, 1976 two days before the start of the Democratic National Convention in New York City.

1976 Democratic National Convention

1976
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Welcome Rally at Seventh Avenue and 52nd Street for Jimmy Carter on July 10, 1976 two days before the start of the Democratic National Convention in New York City.

Early days of ABNY

1971

Howard discusses the beginnings of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) and its growth.

Early days of ABNY

1971

Howard discusses the beginnings of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) and its growth.

Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association & Governor Rockefeller

1970

Governor Nelson Rockefeller receives the endorsement of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association during his 1970 gubernatorial campaign. Left to right: John DeLury (President, Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association), Louis J. Lefkowitz (New York Attorney General), Governor Rockefeller, and Howard Rubenstein.

Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association & Governor Rockefeller

1970
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Governor Nelson Rockefeller receives the endorsement of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association during his 1970 gubernatorial campaign. Left to right: John DeLury (President, Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association), Louis J. Lefkowitz (New York Attorney General), Governor Rockefeller, and Howard Rubenstein.

From Garbage Men to Sanitation Men

1968

During the 1968 New York City sanitation strike, John DeLury, the President of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, was thrown in jail for refusing to call off the strike. DeLury hired Howard from jail to represent the union and Rubenstein undertook a media campaign to change the public’s perception of “garbagemen” and the motivation behind their refusal to work.

From Garbage Men to Sanitation Men

1968

During the 1968 New York City sanitation strike, John DeLury, the President of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, was thrown in jail for refusing to call off the strike. DeLury hired Howard from jail to represent the union and Rubenstein undertook a media campaign to change the public’s perception of “garbagemen” and the motivation behind their refusal to work.

Vito Battista & United Taxpayers Party

1960

Supporters of the United Taxpayers Party and New York City Assemblyman Vito Battista (with camel) protest at City Hall against Mayor Wagner’s proposed budget, 1960. Battista, who ran for mayor six times between 1957 and 1977, often used animal-themed stunts (monkeys, stuffed alligator) to generate media attention.

Vito Battista & United Taxpayers Party

1960
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Supporters of the United Taxpayers Party and New York City Assemblyman Vito Battista (with camel) protest at City Hall against Mayor Wagner’s proposed budget, 1960. Battista, who ran for mayor six times between 1957 and 1977, often used animal-themed stunts (monkeys, stuffed alligator) to generate media attention.

David Letterman & USO

2016

David Letterman, Barack Obama, and Michelle Obama at the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of USO and Military Achievement Month. The Obamas and Letterman were also joined by Jon Stewart at the event in Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Closing his remarks, Letterman said: “You are in store tonight for what will be … the best show in the United States…except maybe ‘Hamilton.”

David Letterman & USO

2016
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David Letterman, Barack Obama, and Michelle Obama at the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of USO and Military Achievement Month. The Obamas and Letterman were also joined by Jon Stewart at the event in Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Closing his remarks, Letterman said: “You are in store tonight for what will be … the best show in the United States…except maybe ‘Hamilton.”

Real Estate Publicity

1960

Howard discusses the nature of real estate publicity at the start of his career and his approach to helping clients.

Real Estate Publicity

1960

Howard discusses the nature of real estate publicity at the start of his career and his approach to helping clients.

New York City on the Brink of Bankruptcy

1975

Listen to Howard’s recollections about the 1975 New York City financial crisis and the city’s narrow escape from bankruptcy.

New York City on the Brink of Bankruptcy

1975

Listen to Howard’s recollections about the 1975 New York City financial crisis and the city’s narrow escape from bankruptcy.

Koch, Cuomo, Rubenstein

1984

Mayor Koch, Howard, and Governor Mario Cuomo celebrate at the 30th anniversary of Howard J. Rubenstein and Associates at Tavern on the Green in Central Park.

Koch, Cuomo, Rubenstein

1984
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Mayor Koch, Howard, and Governor Mario Cuomo celebrate at the 30th anniversary of Howard J. Rubenstein and Associates at Tavern on the Green in Central Park.

Mayor Koch & Howard

1980

Howard confers with Mayor Koch at an unidentified groundbreaking ceremony.

Mayor Koch & Howard

1980
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Howard confers with Mayor Koch at an unidentified groundbreaking ceremony.

Helmsleys & Howard

1980

Howard meets with Leona and Harry Helmsley during construction of a Helmsley property.

Helmsleys & Howard

1980
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Howard meets with Leona and Harry Helmsley during construction of a Helmsley property.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

1982

Visitors mill about the deck of the newly opened The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at Pier 86, West 46th Street. As the New York Times reported in 1982, the decommissioned aircraft carrier was “[r]escued from a scrapyard and refitted at a cost of $22 million… [it] is expected to attract 1.4 million visitors in its first year as a floating museum.”

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

1982
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Visitors mill about the deck of the newly opened The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at Pier 86, West 46th Street. As the New York Times reported in 1982, the decommissioned aircraft carrier was “[r]escued from a scrapyard and refitted at a cost of $22 million… [it] is expected to attract 1.4 million visitors in its first year as a floating museum.”

New York Post

1993

After several years of tumult, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp repurchased the New York Post in 1993 ushering in a new period of stability for the newspaper. Murdoch had been forced to sell the paper in 1988 due to media cross-ownership regulations.

New York Post

1993
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After several years of tumult, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp repurchased the New York Post in 1993 ushering in a new period of stability for the newspaper. Murdoch had been forced to sell the paper in 1988 due to media cross-ownership regulations.

The New York Harley

1979

Groundbreaking ceremony for The New York Harley – a Helmsley Hotel at 212 E 42nd Street designed by the architectural firm of Emery Roth & Sons. Holding the shovel (left to right): unidentified, New York City Comptroller Harrison J. Goldin, Harry Helmsley, three unidentified men, and Lewis Rudin. The New York Harley was one of four hotels under construction in New York City in 1979 and reflected a record-setting rise in tourist visitors and conventions.

The New York Harley

1979
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Groundbreaking ceremony for The New York Harley – a Helmsley Hotel at 212 E 42nd Street designed by the architectural firm of Emery Roth & Sons. Holding the shovel (left to right): unidentified, New York City Comptroller Harrison J. Goldin, Harry Helmsley, three unidentified men, and Lewis Rudin. The New York Harley was one of four hotels under construction in New York City in 1979 and reflected a record-setting rise in tourist visitors and conventions.

Yankees & Rubenstein

1970

Howard speaks about the origins of Rubenstein’s representation of Steinbrenner and the Yankees.

Yankees & Rubenstein

1970

Howard speaks about the origins of Rubenstein’s representation of Steinbrenner and the Yankees.

Reopening of Yankee Stadium

1976

After being closed in 1974 and 1975 for renovations, Yankee Stadium re-opened its doors in April 1976. As the New York Times reported, “George Steinbrenner, general partner of the Yankees, banging on the soft grass near home plate, was even more optimistic than the Mayor about the city’s investment in Yankee Stadium. He said, “We’re doing great right now and the better we do the better the city will do.” … At one point, as Mayor Beame went to bat, with the Municipal Service Administrator, John T. Carroll, pitching and [Bronx Borough President Robert Abrams] umpiring behind the plate, a construction worker bellowed to the pitcher: “Stick it in his ear,” a comment that is regarded as routine conversation in the home of the Bronx cheer.”

Reopening of Yankee Stadium

1976
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After being closed in 1974 and 1975 for renovations, Yankee Stadium re-opened its doors in April 1976. As the New York Times reported, “George Steinbrenner, general partner of the Yankees, banging on the soft grass near home plate, was even more optimistic than the Mayor about the city’s investment in Yankee Stadium. He said, “We’re doing great right now and the better we do the better the city will do.” … At one point, as Mayor Beame went to bat, with the Municipal Service Administrator, John T. Carroll, pitching and [Bronx Borough President Robert Abrams] umpiring behind the plate, a construction worker bellowed to the pitcher: “Stick it in his ear,” a comment that is regarded as routine conversation in the home of the Bronx cheer.”

Weight Watchers 10th Anniversary

1973

The New York Times obituary for Weight Watchers’ co-founder, Jean Nidetch, noted: “In 1973, 16,000 Weight Watchers jammed Madison Square Garden for the group’s 10th anniversary. It was like a revival. Bob Hope, Pearl Bailey and Roberta Peters were there, but the star, in a drift of white chiffon, was Mrs. Nidetch.” Regular television appearances with Johnny Carson, best-selling books, lectures, and radio appearances elevated the profile of Weight Watchers which was sold in 1978 to the H.J. Heinz Company for $71.2 million.

Weight Watchers 10th Anniversary

1973
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The New York Times obituary for Weight Watchers’ co-founder, Jean Nidetch, noted: “In 1973, 16,000 Weight Watchers jammed Madison Square Garden for the group’s 10th anniversary. It was like a revival. Bob Hope, Pearl Bailey and Roberta Peters were there, but the star, in a drift of white chiffon, was Mrs. Nidetch.” Regular television appearances with Johnny Carson, best-selling books, lectures, and radio appearances elevated the profile of Weight Watchers which was sold in 1978 to the H.J. Heinz Company for $71.2 million.

Smile for a Better New York

1972

Lewis Rudin, two unidentified individuals and Howard Rubenstein wearing “Smile for a Better New York” buttons.

Smile for a Better New York

1972
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Lewis Rudin, two unidentified individuals and Howard Rubenstein wearing “Smile for a Better New York” buttons.

ABNY’s Operation Clean Sweep

1971

Operation Clean Sweep was the first campaign undertaken by the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) and the stunt landed the organization on the front page of the New York Times (March 24, 1971): “Some of the city’s most prominent businessmen played street sweeper for a few minutes yesterday to begin a private program to clean midtown streets. The program, sponsored by the new Association for a Better New York, is backed by the owners of 40 percent of midtown buildings, who have pledged that their janitorial staffs will use brooms and vacuum cleaners to clear trash and litter at least once a day. … The new program was planned by the association—formed last month around a core group of the city’s largest real estate men—in cooperation with the Sanitation Department and three unions.

ABNY’s Operation Clean Sweep

1971
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Operation Clean Sweep was the first campaign undertaken by the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) and the stunt landed the organization on the front page of the New York Times (March 24, 1971): “Some of the city’s most prominent businessmen played street sweeper for a few minutes yesterday to begin a private program to clean midtown streets. The program, sponsored by the new Association for a Better New York, is backed by the owners of 40 percent of midtown buildings, who have pledged that their janitorial staffs will use brooms and vacuum cleaners to clear trash and litter at least once a day. … The new program was planned by the association—formed last month around a core group of the city’s largest real estate men—in cooperation with the Sanitation Department and three unions.

Mayor Wagner and NYC Politicians

1957

Ribbon cutting for campaign headquarters of New York Supreme Court Justice Murray T. Feigen, 1957. Left to right: Mayor Robert F. Wagner Jr., Comptroller Lawrence Gerosa, Brooklyn Borough President John Cashmore, Judge Murray Feiden, Councilman Joseph Sharkey, Brooklyn District Attorney Edward Silver, Tammany Hall boss Carmine DeSapio, and President of New York City Council Abe Stark.

Mayor Wagner and NYC Politicians

1957
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Ribbon cutting for campaign headquarters of New York Supreme Court Justice Murray T. Feigen, 1957. Left to right: Mayor Robert F. Wagner Jr., Comptroller Lawrence Gerosa, Brooklyn Borough President John Cashmore, Judge Murray Feiden, Councilman Joseph Sharkey, Brooklyn District Attorney Edward Silver, Tammany Hall boss Carmine DeSapio, and President of New York City Council Abe Stark.

Senator John F. Kennedy in Brooklyn

1960

Senator John F. Kennedy at New York City Council campaign event for George H. Hearn in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, 1957. Hearn won the election handily and in a letter to Kennedy now at the JFK Library wrote: “I attribute my margin of victory, that being over 5,000 votes, to your personal appearance on my behalf.”

Senator John F. Kennedy in Brooklyn

1960
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Senator John F. Kennedy at New York City Council campaign event for George H. Hearn in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, 1957. Hearn won the election handily and in a letter to Kennedy now at the JFK Library wrote: “I attribute my margin of victory, that being over 5,000 votes, to your personal appearance on my behalf.”

Breakthrough Prize Ceremony

2015

Actress Hilary Swank, professor Helen Hobbs and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the 2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony on November 8, 2015 at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Over $21 million in prize money was distributed to scientists and mathematicians in the Silicon Valley initiative founded by Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. As the Breakthrough Prize website notes: “Since its inception in 2012, the Breakthrough Prize has awarded close to $200 million to honor paradigm-shifting research in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences, and mathematics.”

Breakthrough Prize Ceremony

2015
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Actress Hilary Swank, professor Helen Hobbs and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the 2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony on November 8, 2015 at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Over $21 million in prize money was distributed to scientists and mathematicians in the Silicon Valley initiative founded by Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. As the Breakthrough Prize website notes: “Since its inception in 2012, the Breakthrough Prize has awarded close to $200 million to honor paradigm-shifting research in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences, and mathematics.”

The Wall Street Journal

2015

News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch at The Wall Street Journal’s 2016 WSJDLive event in Laguna Beach, California. WSJDLive “brings together CEOs, founders, investors and luminaries from around the world to set the global tech agenda.”

The Wall Street Journal

2015
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News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch at The Wall Street Journal’s 2016 WSJDLive event in Laguna Beach, California. WSJDLive “brings together CEOs, founders, investors and luminaries from around the world to set the global tech agenda.”

Topping Out of 3 World Trade Center

2016

Silverstein Properties Chairman Larry A. Silverstein is joined by approximately 1,000 union construction workers and leading New York government, civic and business officials at a topping out ceremony marking the completion of concrete construction for the new 3 World Trade Center. As Larry Silverstein noted: “Today we celebrate New York’s construction workers whose dedication and determination have helped us reach this great milestone. It also reminds us of how far we have come: 3 WTC will be the newest addition to a neighborhood that has been amazingly transformed and revitalized over the past 15 years. With two spectacular new train stations, hundreds of new shops and restaurants, parks and tens of thousands of new residents, Downtown has clearly become New York’s most exciting live-work community.”

Topping Out of 3 World Trade Center

2016
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Silverstein Properties Chairman Larry A. Silverstein is joined by approximately 1,000 union construction workers and leading New York government, civic and business officials at a topping out ceremony marking the completion of concrete construction for the new 3 World Trade Center. As Larry Silverstein noted: “Today we celebrate New York’s construction workers whose dedication and determination have helped us reach this great milestone. It also reminds us of how far we have come: 3 WTC will be the newest addition to a neighborhood that has been amazingly transformed and revitalized over the past 15 years. With two spectacular new train stations, hundreds of new shops and restaurants, parks and tens of thousands of new residents, Downtown has clearly become New York’s most exciting live-work community.”

Michelle Obama & CUNY

2016

Michelle Obama at the 2016 commencement of City College of New York, the senior college of the City University of New York system. In her commencement address to the 3,848 graduates the First Lady said: “Here in America, we don’t give in to our fears. We don’t build up walls to keep people out because we know that our greatness has always depended on contributions from people who were born elsewhere but sought out this country and made it their home.”

Michelle Obama & CUNY

2016
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Michelle Obama at the 2016 commencement of City College of New York, the senior college of the City University of New York system. In her commencement address to the 3,848 graduates the First Lady said: “Here in America, we don’t give in to our fears. We don’t build up walls to keep people out because we know that our greatness has always depended on contributions from people who were born elsewhere but sought out this country and made it their home.”

60th Anniversary of Rubenstein

2014

New York Yankees congratulate Howard and Steven at Yankee Stadium on the 60th anniversary of Rubenstein.

60th Anniversary of Rubenstein

2014
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New York Yankees congratulate Howard and Steven at Yankee Stadium on the 60th anniversary of Rubenstein.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis & The Urban Center

1980

In 1980 The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) signed a long-term lease with Harry B. Helmsley for the Villard Houses designed in 1884 by McKim, Mead & White. For the next 30 years MAS ran The Urban Center at 455 Madison Avenue as a meeting and exhibition space focused on urban planning, historic preservation, and architecture. MAS members Doris C. Freedman, Fred Papert, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis speak with Howard outside of the Villard Houses.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis & The Urban Center

1980
Picture: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis & The Urban Center

In 1980 The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) signed a long-term lease with Harry B. Helmsley for the Villard Houses designed in 1884 by McKim, Mead & White. For the next 30 years MAS ran The Urban Center at 455 Madison Avenue as a meeting and exhibition space focused on urban planning, historic preservation, and architecture. MAS members Doris C. Freedman, Fred Papert, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis speak with Howard outside of the Villard Houses.

King Kong on Empire State Building

1983

In 1983 for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the original King Kong movie, Howard arranged for a giant (80 ft.) King Kong to be attached to The Empire State Building. Listen to Howard discuss the biggest stunt of his career.

King Kong on Empire State Building

1983
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In 1983 for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the original King Kong movie, Howard arranged for a giant (80 ft.) King Kong to be attached to The Empire State Building. Listen to Howard discuss the biggest stunt of his career.

Mayor Dinkins and Rubenstein

1990

Front-page of the New York Post featuring Mayor Dinkins and Howard, September 25, 1990.

Mayor Dinkins and Rubenstein

1990
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Front-page of the New York Post featuring Mayor Dinkins and Howard, September 25, 1990.

David Blaine at Lincoln Center

2006

Magician David Blaine spent seven days inside of an eight-foot sphere of water for his “Drowned Alive” stunt at Lincoln Center.

David Blaine at Lincoln Center

2006
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Magician David Blaine spent seven days inside of an eight-foot sphere of water for his “Drowned Alive” stunt at Lincoln Center.

ABNY Press Release

1973

ABNY press release announcing publication of “What You’ll Miss If You Don’t Live in New York.”

ABNY Press Release

1973
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ABNY press release announcing publication of “What You’ll Miss If You Don’t Live in New York.”

Howard J. Rubenstein in 1954

1954

Howard J. Rubenstein Associates was launched by Howard from his parents’ kitchen in Brooklyn in 1954 shortly after dropping out of Harvard Law School during his first semester. Listen to Howard speak about his return to Brooklyn and his start in public relations.

Howard J. Rubenstein in 1954

1954
Picture: Howard J. Rubenstein in 1954

Howard J. Rubenstein Associates was launched by Howard from his parents’ kitchen in Brooklyn in 1954 shortly after dropping out of Harvard Law School during his first semester. Listen to Howard speak about his return to Brooklyn and his start in public relations.

Eagle Academy Foundation & Hillary Clinton

2016

Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at a 2016 fundraising breakfast for the Eagle Academy Foundation. As a U.S. Senator Clinton played an instrumental role in getting the first Eagle Academy in the Bronx off the ground in 2004.

Eagle Academy Foundation & Hillary Clinton

2016
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Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at a 2016 fundraising breakfast for the Eagle Academy Foundation. As a U.S. Senator Clinton played an instrumental role in getting the first Eagle Academy in the Bronx off the ground in 2004.

Samuel Rubenstein at Herald Tribune Office in Brooklyn

1940

Samuel Rubenstein was a crime reporter who introduced his son, Howard J. Rubenstein, to journalism at a young age and mentored him at the start of his career in public relations. Listen to Howard discuss watching his father at the Herald Tribune office in Brooklyn dictate articles over the telephone.

Samuel Rubenstein at Herald Tribune Office in Brooklyn

1940
Picture: Samuel Rubenstein at Herald Tribune Office in Brooklyn

Samuel Rubenstein was a crime reporter who introduced his son, Howard J. Rubenstein, to journalism at a young age and mentored him at the start of his career in public relations. Listen to Howard discuss watching his father at the Herald Tribune office in Brooklyn dictate articles over the telephone.

Steinbrenner, Murdoch, Rubenstein

1984

George Steinbrenner, Howard, and Rupert Murdoch converse at the 30th anniversary of Howard J. Rubenstein and Associates at Tavern on the Green in Central Park. As the New York Post reported: “The powerful who run New York swapped inside talk and jokes at the glittering bash, where more than 1,400 guests munched delectables ranging from sushi to Tex-Mex. Among the others swapping tales of the past were George Steinbrenner, Abe Beame, real estate magnates Lewis Rudin, Larry Silverstein and John Tishman, and city Controller Harrison Goldin.”

Steinbrenner, Murdoch, Rubenstein

1984
Picture: Steinbrenner, Murdoch, Rubenstein

George Steinbrenner, Howard, and Rupert Murdoch converse at the 30th anniversary of Howard J. Rubenstein and Associates at Tavern on the Green in Central Park. As the New York Post reported: “The powerful who run New York swapped inside talk and jokes at the glittering bash, where more than 1,400 guests munched delectables ranging from sushi to Tex-Mex. Among the others swapping tales of the past were George Steinbrenner, Abe Beame, real estate magnates Lewis Rudin, Larry Silverstein and John Tishman, and city Controller Harrison Goldin.”

Office at 26 Court Street, Brooklyn

1956

The first office of Howard J. Rubenstein Associates was at 26 Court Street in Brooklyn. Rent was $45 a month. Listen to Howard describe his attempt to sub-lease an outer room in his “tiny office.”

Office at 26 Court Street, Brooklyn

1956
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The first office of Howard J. Rubenstein Associates was at 26 Court Street in Brooklyn. Rent was $45 a month. Listen to Howard describe his attempt to sub-lease an outer room in his “tiny office.”

Mark Zuckerberg & Jerry Seinfeld

2016

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Jerry Seinfeld having coffee at Facebook headquarters inside of a 1957 Chevy Bel Air the company converted into a meeting room. Seinfeld was at Facebook to partipate in Zuckerberg’s first live Q&A.

Mark Zuckerberg & Jerry Seinfeld

2016
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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Jerry Seinfeld having coffee at Facebook headquarters inside of a 1957 Chevy Bel Air the company converted into a meeting room. Seinfeld was at Facebook to partipate in Zuckerberg’s first live Q&A.

David Letterman

2000

Long-time Rubenstein client, David Letterman, at his familiar desk at The Late Show with David Letterman. The late-night talk show ran from August 30, 1993 until May 20, 2015.

David Letterman

2000
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Long-time Rubenstein client, David Letterman, at his familiar desk at The Late Show with David Letterman. The late-night talk show ran from August 30, 1993 until May 20, 2015.

1976 New York City Marathon

1976

For the first time in 1976 the course of the New York City Marathon traversed all five borughs. was the inaugural five-borough race In this photo, Mayor Beame raises the starting gun for a mock race with members of the Board of Estimate, Percy Sutton (Borough President of Manhattan), Frank Shorter (long-distance runner), Fred Lebow (President of New York Road Runners Club), and Lewis Rudin to publicize the 1976 New York City Marathon.

1976 New York City Marathon

1976
Picture: 1976 New York City Marathon

For the first time in 1976 the course of the New York City Marathon traversed all five borughs. was the inaugural five-borough race In this photo, Mayor Beame raises the starting gun for a mock race with members of the Board of Estimate, Percy Sutton (Borough President of Manhattan), Frank Shorter (long-distance runner), Fred Lebow (President of New York Road Runners Club), and Lewis Rudin to publicize the 1976 New York City Marathon.