The Great Wall of Savas

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It’s an art-on-the-walls event with a constant rotation of artists. The Story of the Wall NYC entrepreneur Savas Tsitiridis grew up in Queens where he still runs some of his businesses.

Savas is an art collector and a defender of Street Art, who has taken over the exteriors of a large Yellow Taxi garage in Queens.

Savas Tsitiridis, President, and CEO of United Taxi Management Group Inc. of New York City is a principal in Dispatch Taxi Affiliation. Mr. Tsitiridis immigrated to the United States from his native Greece in 1973.

The son of a New York City taxi driver, he attended Akron University on a soccer scholarship and played professional soccer after being drafted in the first round. When his soccer career was over, Mr. Tsitiridis went into real estate and the taxi industry in New York City. In 2011, he partnered with Evgeny Freidman to buy Dispatch Taxi Affiliation in Chicago.

The company has since grown from 82 medallions to more than 500. Mr. Tsitiridis owns multiple businesses including car washes and parking facilities. His real estate holdings comprise residential and commercial properties as well as a flagship taxi facility in Long Island City NY.

Among the many educational, cultural, and medical causes Mr. Tsitiridis supports are MOMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ACRIA, various cancer foundations for children, and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Mr. Tsitiridis splits his time between NY and Chicago with his wife Silke and children

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