For Michael Serao, banking isn't all about money. It's about helping people enrich their lives.
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It's Thanksgiving time, and Kim Parshley is getting ready to make her famous pumpkin pie. She wishes the recipe had been handed down from her grandmother. It wasn't; she was left to concoct it all by herself.
James A. DeSoucey Jr. is a squat muscle-bound square with laughing baby blues. He looks as though he coulda been a boxer. Or a prizefighter. Or at least a contender.
Andreas Andreou hasn't had a break all day or a day off in more than a month, but he gladly steps behind the counter at Cyprus Corner to take the take-out orders.
Astoria, Queens: for 40 years, this has been Josephine Todaro's stomping ground. "Everyone I know who has left Astoria always comes back," she says.
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