Resident Feature, Ed Krasnow: Thriving at The Watermark at 3030 Park

August 17 2019
Edward "Ed" Krasnow, resident at The Watermark at 3030 Park for over a year, recalls a vivid life which has spanned two professions, a doctoral degree, a strong family business, and worldwide hobby collections. Born and raised in Bridgeport, Ed went on to Georgia Tech and majored in industrial engineering. He later turned to a new profession--law, getting his doctoral degree at Boston University. By that time he was married to Eileen. (The two had met as young teenagers at a family wedding.) She, too, would parallel his career, moving from library science to law, acquiring her doctorate in law. What began as Ed's private practice would become the family business, including his wife, son Marc and daughter Jennifer. (Only his son Jay pursued a different field--space intelligence.) The front-door plaque would be changed to Krasnow & Krasnow, the specialty would later become personal injury. An earlier incident, he vividly recalls, was an encounter with a Black Panther, self-named Lumumba Shakir. As a public defender, Ed got the case dismissed. But Shakir wanted his trial for publicity reasons, and a row ensued, as Shakir pushed Ed. But Ed, bigger, pushed harder, and the case remained closed. Despite his demanding profession, Ed has found time for his worldwide historic collections of coins, stamps, seashells, and a passion for woodworking, which he loves. But today Ed's life at The Watermark at 3030 Park has its compensation, marked by strong memories and new warm friendships. by Irene Backalenick