Not too shabby for a pack rat.
In fact, most might say, pretty fabulous.
Gil Shapiro is an urban archaeologist of international renown.
No, not old toasters and Coca Cola bottles of yore. We’re talking big stuff: two-ton statues, stunning light fixtures, wrought iron gates, gargoyles, even old luxury liner port holes.
He turned his knack for seeing beauty and value in what other people considered out-of-style relics — or even trash — into big business.
So the urban archaeologist in 1978 opened a store in SoHo. And, yep, he called it “Urban Archaeology.”