David Farber, New York City Housing Authority General Counsel and Executive Vice-President for Legal Affairs. Image credit: NYCHA
David Farber was appointed New York City Housing Authority Executive Vice-President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel in August 2014. When speaking with David, his clear love for New York City is readily apparent and supplemented by a driving desire to leave the city better than he found it. Turning 50 this year, David has spent the majority of his professional career in service to his city with great satisfaction.
Born in Manhattan and raised in Yorktown, Westchester County, David’s parents imparted both a love of New York and a tradition of civic responsibility to David. After retirement, David’s father worked as a math teacher in a Bronx high school for five years, while his mother was a social worker. David spent a childhood in music, playing the violin through his twenties but setting it aside in later years, and made trips to the Bronx when he could to see the Yankees play. “As soon as I could drive, my best friend and I would drive down to Yankee games, but worry about where we were going to park the car.”
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