BHRA - VIPs Then and Now

Here is a listing of some of BHRA's more famous friends.  They are listed in reverse chronological order (newest friend to people we met long ago).  


Trey Nelson and Jerry Kolber,  Patch Films, Fenwick Arms.

Trey Nelson is a Producer and Director who has worked for organizations such as: the History Channel, MTV, and the Food Network.

Jerry Kolber has worked as the Producer or Co-Executive Producer for television programs such as "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and "Sex and the City."http://t

Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City 

Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President (on left)

Williamson Henderson,

Founder and President of STONEWALL Veterans' Association (S.V.A.)

Chet Burger

Chet Burger, is a pioneer of modern public relations and television journalism.

Chet recently released a new book on little-known NYC history, title Unexpected New York.   Bob Diamond is the only living person cited in the book.

Here is a PDF of the first few pages of Unexpected New York (w/ a letter from the author).    

Ralph Schoenstein

a humorist who was a commentator on National Public Radio, an author of 18 books and a contributor to magazines and newspapers.

The Op-Ed article to the right was published in the NY Daily News on 3-31, 2002

Stan Fischler (far right),

Sportscaster and author of "Confessions of a Trolley Dodger from Brooklyn "

G.J.A. O'Toole

A prolific writer, having produced numerous books and magazines articles.  O'Toole's book on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, "The Cosgrove Report", inspired Bob Diamond to search for the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel in 1979.  

James R. Schlesinger

Bob Diamond Meets With James R. Schlesinger, Secretary, U.S. Dept Of Energy, 1978. Schlesinger Congratulated Bob on winning this Science Fair

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