About Elan


Elan is a New Yorker who studied history as an undergraduate and at the City University Graduate Center doctoral program. He became an Historic Preservationist at Columbia University (where he met Susan) and worked for the National Register of Historic Places, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, and New York Preservation Specialists. Elan wrote the National Register nomination for the South Beach Deco district and worked in the Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Heights, and Upper East Side NYC historic districts, and consulted on landmarks as varied as the Brooklyn Bridge and Victorian row-houses. He was also the curator of the Emlen Physick Estate museum in Cape May. "Before I met Suzie, I'd never been further from home than Atlantic City, now we spend our winter vacations overseas," says Elan. My interest in pastry (eating and making), history and architecture are the perfect background for hosting a bed and breakfast in Cape May."

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Beautiful Farm and Winery in Cape May

Susan and I just visited Beach Plum Farm for the first time. Sometimes it takes us Cape Mayers a while to discover new local attractions. It is an organic farm, Continue Reading →

MURDER in Cape May. Again!

Murder! Murder! Call Sherlock Homes! Don’t worry. Sherlock and Dr. Watson are here. It happens every year. The buds are swelling. The birds are chirping. Someone is mysteriously killed. Friday Continue Reading →

The Creepy has Started

Creepy has Started Halloween is here and the Creepy has started already. The first installment is the Phantom Ball at Congress Hall, this Friday October 30th. A $25 ticket will Continue Reading →