That’s right, Mr. Federal Reserve himself is from our neck of the woods. Considered by many to be the second most powerful man in the United States at the time…which might explain why he rolls around looking like he’s packing some heat. But seriously when it comes to recognizable names in the history of US economics, Greenspan is that name that will always come to mind. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is another reason for Uptown natives to be proud about where they are from.
He was raised by his Hungarian immigrant mother and grandmother in Washington Heights. His interest in music led him to studying at Julliard School. He then dropped out to spent time traveling as a tenor sax and clarinet player with a band. When he returned, he attended NYU’s School of Commerce, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in economics. The rest is hustle-nomic history!