A collector in New York City whose monstrous car has earned him the scorn of his neighbors in the leafy suburb of Brooklyn, where he lives, has revealed himself as a multi-millionaire.
Lisa Silversmith, also known as Fiona Fiekowsky, 67, owns four properties in New York City that have a combined value of $ 8 million.
Three are in Harlem and the property where he lives is in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, where he keeps his shattered 1993 Toyota Camry, to the disdain of his neighbors.
Every day, he goes around the city picking up cans in a garbage cart. She charges them at the end of the day and is lucky to win $ 30.
Silversmith is the daughter of two economists from the DC government and her husband earns $ 180,000 working for the Economic Development Corporation of the City of New York.
Lisa Silversmith, also known by her maiden name Lisa Fiekowsky, picks cans in New York City despite living in a $ 1 million apartment in Brooklyn and owns three other properties in the city that are said to have a value of $ 7 million.
Despite its impressive portfolio of properties, Silversmith spends the day picking up cans and bottles around glass jars to exchange them at the end of the day for cash.
She has a daughter of college age and admits that, although her family considers her hobby of collecting cans "horrible", she sees nothing wrong with that.
"I'm an old-fashioned bohemian, for me the sad thing is that New York used to have an acceptance that people are eccentric, but now it's like" God forbid, "he told The New York Post this week.
The apartment in which Platero lives was valued by the mail at around $ 1 million. The unit directly above hers is valued online at $ 2.19 million.
In Harlem, it has three properties: two terraces of reddish stone, one of which has a value of $ 4 million, and another apartment nearby.
None is being inhabited and instead is occupied by garbage. Silversmith's parents enjoyed successful careers.
His father, Seymour, was the head of economics at the Fiscal Analysis Office of the Treasury Department and his mother, Hortense, worked for the Department of Labor as a trade negotiator before becoming a diplomat.
The 67-year-old woman lives with her husband in a $ 1 million apartment at this apartment complex in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
She also owns this $ 4 million reddish stone in Harlem, but no one lives in it and is full of garbage
Silversmith also owns apartments in these two Harlem buildings that together are worth an additional $ 2 million
Hortense is 97 years old and lives in Washington DC. Seymour died in 2014.
His daughter spoke very well of her this week and said that she was a friend of Condoleezza Rice.
& # 39; She was a diplomat of balloon jump. She was a commercial representative. In fact, she knew Condoleezza Rice. . . She said: "I always knew that Condoleezza would go far," said Lisa.
According to her social networking pages, Lisa attended high school in Oregon and then went on to study at the University of Chicago.
After graduating, he worked briefly for AT & T and then as a broker, which allowed him to buy his first property: a one-bedroom apartment for $ 22,000 in 1979.
She laughed when she told the Post that she thought she had paid too much for it.
Despite his impressive education and background, he started collecting cans 10 years ago and has not stopped since.
She does not need the money, but considers it a good way to keep her active and in touch with the neighborhood.
"My family thinks that all this is horrible, but I think it's a lot of fun.
Lisa is the daughter of Seymour Fiekowsky (right), who was the head of economics for the Fiscal Analysis Office of the Treasury Department for 25 years. He died 2014
The wife's husband, Mark, works for the Economic Development Corporation of the City of New York, earning a reported salary of $ 180,000. He and his daughter, who attends college, think that she
& # 39; It keeps me active. I talk to people in the neighborhood. I guess I was always a recycler. For the most part, it's physical activity, "she says.
I guess I earn a little money at the same time. Keep the neighborhood clean, "he said.
Silversmith believes that complaints about her lifestyle and the condition of her car say more about the people who make them than about her.
"People were so upset because this terrible car was in the neighborhood, it shows you how intolerant that area is," he said.
He said he has plans to renovate his properties in Harlem and said he felt he was always "in the process of renewal" in New York because "there are always things the city requires him to do."
Silverman is photographed with his 1993 Toyota Camry that is full of garbage and is an eyesore for neighbors
She says that the car should not bother anyone and that complaints about it say more about the people who make them than their