Jared Epstein

Jared Epstein.

Jared Epstein

President and principal at Aurora Capital Associates

Jared Epstein
By November 3, 2023 10:00 AM

How much longer can this go on?

If you’re referring to our children being forced to be fully masked at school, or many of the largest companies delaying complete return to the office, I hope the answer is that both are behind us by spring 2022, if not sooner.

What does normal look like?

Normal should feature office buildings back to 80 to 90 percent occupancy, masks and lockdowns being a nightmare we survived, and our city filled once again by domestic and global tourists.

If you could go back in time to March of 2020, what’s the first thing you would do?

Buy out of the money call options on tech, gaming, travel and biotech stocks, and load up on bitcoin and ethereum!

What do you do now that you never did before 2020?

I put a mask hanging on a mask chain around my neck everyday. This needs to end.

What’s the biggest threat to the return to normal?

A more lethal and highly transmittable variant or new infectious disease.

Is now the time to buy or sell?

It’s always time for both. If you’re buying gold for silver prices, BUY; if you’re being offered gold pricing for silver that you believe will never be gold, SELL.

Suddenly, there’s a big change to the New York state constitution and you’re now named the 58th governor of the Empire State — what do you do about the eviction moratorium?

End it immediately.

Lightning round

Eric Adams or Curtis Sliwa?


Last time you got on an airplane, what was your destination?

March 2021, Turks and Caicos.

What vax did you get?


Your go-to takeout?


Where does your patience wear thinnest — evictions or anti-vaxxers?