Barry Milea Hosts Party
For South Bronx Boosters
Story by Edward T. Callaghan
Photos by John Wegorzewski
RUCKING magnate Barry Milea and
wife Sang hosted a lavish cocktail party that sprawled over
two floors of the couple’s historic Gracie Square townhouse in
New York. The fete saluted the committees, honorees and sponsors
of the 33rd annual SoBRO gala.
SoBRO (South Bronx Overall Development
Corporation) has been revitalizing the South Bronx by bringing new
business and constructing affordable housing.
For Milea, the SoBRO involvement is the
continuation of a family tradition. His father Joseph
served on the board as does Barry now. The organization will honor
Barry with a special award along with Citibank’s Mark Jahr and
noted educator Dr. Carolyn G. Williams, president of Bronx
Scores of the couple’s friends streamed through
the wrought iron gates to get a first peek at the restoration of
the four-story manse. Beaming like proud parents, they gave
numerous tours up the graceful winding staircases through the
beautifully appointed art-filled rooms.
Board chairman Simon Bergson and Ann and
Phillip Morrow, SoBRO president, toasted the philanthropic
On hand to support SoBRO’s work were LaVerne
Perry-Kennedy with her husband Robert, past honoree Anthony
Riccio, Caroline Winston, Neil and Ruth Parriser, Carol
White, Stavros Michailidis, David Kistner and Kathy Jones.
Chris Norwood, founder of Health People, was
excited about her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for her
work with women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.