I am so excited to introduce you to Leslie Levy! Leslie is a life-long 2nd generation Rye Brook resident along with the majority of her Konigsberg family. Read below to get to know a little about Leslie and her passion for her two homes — Rye Brook and Tripp Lake Camp!!
WHERE ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN TOWN?
I’ve lived in Rye Brook since the age of four.
CHILD(REN) AND AGES?
David 22 years old. Graduate of BBHS. Senior at Franklin and Marshall.
Michael 14 years old. Current 8th grader at BBMS.
ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I was a three-sport athlete in college.
ANYONE SPECIAL YOU’D LIKE TO THANK FOR HELPING YOU THROUGH PARENTHOOD?
My parents, Jane and Donald Konigsberg, were and are still the greatest influence on me, my siblings and our families. We grew up in Rye Brook loved and supported by our parents. My mom was a “soccer mom” before it was fashionable. She attended all our games. Our house was a warm and welcoming place for our friends to come anytime.
My parents are still known in the Rye Brook community for their devotion to their family and for attending their children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, band concerts, shows, graduations and any other events.
FAVORITE THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS?
My favorite things to do with my children are watching them at activities they enjoy or just spending time talking to them. I’m very proud of my sons.
ARE YOU INVOLVED IN A BUSINESS VENTURE, A LOCAL ORGANIZATION, A CREATIVE ENDEAVOR, OR IN THE CORPORATE WORLD? PLEASE SHARE!
I’ve been the Director of Tripp Lake Camp in Poland, Maine since 1999. I loved attending Tripp Lake as a camper and then serving as a tennis counselor there, so it has been a dream come true to be its director. It has been a joy to watch my campers grow up and become incredible young women. I am so excited for this upcoming summer. Sleep away camp in any summer fosters independence, creates lifelong friendships and provides invaluable life lessons. But given the pandemic it will be wonderful for children to have an opportunity to go to sleep away camp and just be kids.
HOW HAS THIS COMMUNITY BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
Rye Brook has always been a supportive, caring community. When we were engaged, I attended the farewell party for Bruno Ponterio with my husband Mitchell Levy, who is now the Head of the Architectural Review Committee. Mitchell was so impressed with the love and support of the community for a Rye Brook legend that he agreed to raise our family in Rye Brook. The closeness of the community and its wonderful schools have helped raise my Konigsberg family, my children (Levy family), and two sets of cousins (Berger and Agran families) and some of their children (Schneiderman family). Currently my sister Karen Konigsberg and her children (Kenny SR- Keith-JR, Kendall- 7th grader) live one block from me and our first cousin, Laurie (Berger) Schneiderman, lives two blocks from me. Laurie’s two daughters (Barrie and Nikki) graduated from BBHS.