Just like a mysterious woman, Sylvia’s is a dark, alluring escape for many New York City locals and tourists seeking a quaint and secluded sanctuary in the brightest and busiest city in the world. But before her caretakers realize her true value, someone else sets their sights on Sylvia’s.
Confident, handsome and gifted businessmen and childhood friends, Jack Prince and Thomas Mason, are the owners of Sylvia’s, a popular Upper East Side Manhattan bar named after Mason’s late wife. It is said, if you meet someone at Sylvia’s you may fall in love. The atmosphere is magical. The staff includes a potpourri of NYC personalities. The patrons include gangsters to ex-athletes and first-time dates to long-time romances that were conceived under the amber glow.
In Sylvia’s, Frankel, a native of New York City, offers readers a gritty, voyeuristic look at life, love, loss, passion and reinvention in New York City. A former NYC Housing Agency employee, Frankel has seen every kind of ‘character’ NYC could possibly assemble—from call-girls to corrupt politicians. Frankel delivers a compelling cast from all walks of life that provide even more color to the beautiful Sylvia’s-setting.
A main ‘character’ in the book, Sylvia’s is loved and lusted after. She is many things to many people. Her owners and patrons are flawed and this landmark is their salvation. The book promises readers will experience intrigue, excitement, happiness, anger, sadness and laughter.