Maurice S. Paprin

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Maurice Sanford Paprin, "a retired New York builder and property owner with another life as a liberal social activist, died on Friday [2005] at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital in Manhattan. He was 85 and lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan...

"Mr. Paprin, who entered the real estate field in the mid-1950's, was the president of the Douglass Urban Corporation and a principal in other companies, including the Paprin Realty Organization, which built thousands of apartments in Harlem. Among Douglass Urban's major developments was Schomburg Plaza, at Fifth Avenue and 110th Street, a public-private housing project for low- and moderate-income families, dedicated in 1974...

"He was a founder and leader of a number of advocacy groups, including the Foundation for Social Change, the Fund for New Priorities in America and, most recently, the Business Labor and Community Coalition of New York. Through those groups he helped sponsor publications and organize meetings and debates about issues like welfare policies, housing for the poor and the war in Iraq.

"Mr. Paprin's first wife, Rita Most Paprin, died in 1980.

"He is survived by his second wife, Jacqueline Stuchin Paprin, whom he married in 1982". [1]

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