Lawyer barred from his office building
“False,” he snapped. “False.” Schlossberg grew up outside of Philadelphia, graduating from the tony all-boys Haverford School on the Main Line.
In his yearbook page, the lawyer without a filter rambles on about rules, boundaries and staying inside the lines.
“If one shines within boundaries,” he writes, “it is evident that one is exceptional.”
He goes on say that “although (rules) seem restrictive, in actuality, they foster one’s ingenuity and one’s drive toward excellence.”
He graduated from Johns Hopkins University undergrad in 1998 and George Washington Law School in 2002. Schlossberg clerked for a New Jersey judge before joined the New York Bar at the end of 2003.
Schlossberg’s public silence signaled a drastic departure from his frothing attack on Spanish speakers during the Tuesday lunch hour inside the Fresh Kitchen restaurant on Madison Ave.
A video shot by a customer captured the lawyer berating the manager after overhearing a conversation in Spanish between a customer and an employee.
Workers said the attorney swore at them and threatened to call federal immigration authorities to raid the restaurant — assuming all the Spanish speakers were undocumented.
“So my next call is to (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to have each one of them kicked out of my country,” barked Schlossberg in the video that quickly went viral.
“If they have the balls to come here and live off my money — I pay for their welfare, I pay for for their ability to live here. The least they can do is speak English.”
A trio of New York politicians came to the Fresh Kitchen to praise its employees — particularly the manager — and condemn Schlossberg.
The restaurant staff “stood up to bigotry and hatred . . . (We) commend them for being the essence of what this city is about,” said state Sen. Brad Holman.
City Council members Carlos Menchaca and Jumaane Williams stopped in to eat lunch.
“We’re here as a representative voice of those people who are saying, ‘Not in our city. Not in our state. Not in our country,’ ” said Menchaca.
Schlossberg went underground as the coast-to-coast criticism mounted over his crude commentary.
Thousands of web posters left one-star reviews for his law firm accompanied by angry denunciations of the lawyer.
A Google spokeswoman, asked about the disappearance of some Schlossberg-bashing remarks, acknowledged that reviews are subject to removal by the company.
“Reviews that violate Google polices can be removed,” said spokeswoman Liz Davidoff. “Both users and business owners can flag reviews they think may violate the policy.”
Former neighbors of Schlossberg in New Jersey said they were shocked to see the attorney exposed in the video and featured on the evening news.
“I always thought he was a nice guy,” said a employee at the Jersey apartment building. “He would leave early and come home late, so we didn’t see him too often.
“I guess he was frustrated in there — who knows?”
Management company at 275 Madison Ave. posted sign (above right) saying Schlossberg no longer has access to his law office. Left, City Councilmen Jumanne Williams (far left) and Carlos Menchaca (second from right) and State Sen. Brad Hoylman (far...