Jack Goldstein was raised in a military family at Washington D.C. He attended Blair Academy, the University of California at Berkeley and George Washington University. He began his professional life in historic preservation. As executive director of Save the Theaters Inc. he led the successful campaign to landmark 27 Broadway theaters. While executive director of the Theater Development Fund, the country’s largest theater service organization, he sponsored the international design competition for the iconic red stairs of the TKTS booth in Times Square. For 20 years, he served as a volunteer member, and eventually chair, of Manhattan’s Community Board 5.
Throughout this period, he studied, collected and traded art and antiques, beginning with a seasonal shop in Rehoboth DE. He has a specific interest in what fine examples of even humble objects tell us about the time, culture and people that produced them. Goldstein has resided in Cold Spring, NY since 2007 where he has continued to study, buy and sell works of interest, first through retail establishments and now this website. With a unique eye for value – historical, artistic, cultural and monetary – he makes a trusted and knowledgeable collector and advisor.