Archive for July 11th, 2003

11th July

First Published in The New York Sun, July 11, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

Alexander Burger is not a familiar name to many people today, but once he was one of the most important businessmen in the Bronx.

Born in Russia of Jewish heritage in 1873, Burger was brought to America as a young boy. He left school as a teenager to enter the business world and help support his family.In 1920 he established the Art Steel Co..Burger’s first product was a steel cash box,painted in a distinct green color. He soon expanded his facility and began producing a full line of files, desks, and other office furniture, urging his customers to “Follow the Green Line.” (more…)