Samuel J. LeFrak --Master Builder
Real estate developer Samuel J. LeFrak headed the company that bore his name. For four decades, the company created more than 100,000 homes and apartments throughout Brooklyn and Queens, including Corona’s LeFrak City. Built between 1960 and1969, LeFrak City -- situated on 40 acres that once belonged to Pres. Martin Van Buren and subsequently to the Astor family--is seen as LeFrak’s signature project. LeFrak died in April of 2003 and is buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, a stone’s throw away from his crowning achievement.