It’s Howard Stern’s Birthday!

Howard Stern came to fame as a “shock jock”, a radio host who pushes the limits of decency and convention while entertaining, and shocking, their listeners. Once one of the most polarizing figures in American culture, Howard has aged like a fine wine, growing new audience bases, reaching out to more Americans, and increasing his reputation and popularity across many demographics.

So, on his 67th birthday, let’s take a look at the man who made pushing the envelope a career, and wish Howard Stern a happy *bleeping* birthday.

Childhood Home, Roosevelt, NY

Howard Stern was born on January 12, 1954, in Queens, NYC. When he was young, the family moved to Roosevelt, on Long Island. While there, he got his first taste of entertaining, playing with marionettes and puppets, as well as joining a band, where he sang and played on the keyboard. His dad worked in radio, perhaps giving Howard the initial exposure and interest in the career that would make him famous.

Howard Stern's childhood home (StreetView)
Howard Stern's childhood home

Fred Norris Homes

Early in his career, Howard came across fellow radio host Fred Norris, and the two became friends. When Howard became popular enough, he was able to bring Fred onto his show, an opportunity of a lifetime. Since that first gig in 1981, Fred has worked with Stern in several cities and on several stations, and has an estimated net worth of at least $16 million!

Apartment in NYC

Fred bought an apartment in New York City in 2011, which is smart since the radio show is usually recorded in the city, and his main residence is about two hours outside the city. He paid $1.4 million for the 1,370 square foot unit.

Fred Norris' Apartment (Google Maps)
Fred Norris' Apartment

Home in the East Hamptons, NY

Fred’s wife, Allison, is a real estate agent in the East Hamptons. The family owns a home there, with great landscaping, lots of privacy, and, of course, a pool.

Fred Norris' House (Google Maps)
Fred Norris' House

Robin Quivers Mansion in Beach Haven, NJ

Robin Quivers is the long-running co-host to Howard Stern on his radio show. The “Voice of Reason” plays such an integral role in the show that Howard has said, without her the show would be cancelled. But Robin is more than a sidekick, she’s become Howard’s best friend over the 40 years they’ve worked together.

Robin has earned a lot of money working with Howard, making at least $10 million a year. In 2013, she sold off much of her real estate and bought a seven bedroom mansion in New Jersey.

She paid about $3.4 million for the mansion in the small and exclusive town of Beach Haven, about 70 miles from Manhattan. It’s a lot of money to most people, but since her net worth is at least $75 million, she could easily pay cash!

Robin Quivers' House (Birds Eye)
Robin Quivers' House

Mansion in Southampton, NY

Howard and his wife own a gorgeous mansion in elite Southampton on Long Island. He bought 4.5 acres in 2005 and built a custom mansion in 2012. It has eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a master suite as big as many homes, bowling alley and wine cellar.

It also has a studio, which was great during the Covid lockdowns, as Howard recorded his show from here.

Howard likes to maintain and upgrade his property, which is easy enough to do since he is worth abut half a billion dollars, and makes about $100 million more every year.

Howard Stern's House (Google Maps)
Howard Stern's House

Penthouse, Manhattan, NY

Howard has long worked in downtown NYC, so it only makes sense that he has a place nearby. And what a place it is! Over two decades, he acquired two entire floors of the Millennium Tower in downtown Manhattan, giving him 8,000 of living space, all for a cool $21 million. This building is home to some of the richest and most famous New York residents, so it’s perfect for Howard.

Howard Stern's Penthouse (Birds Eye)
Howard Stern's Penthouse

Mansion, Palm Beach, FL

In 2013, Howard dropped $52 million on an estate in Palm Beach, Florida. He’s since spent more than $13 million renovating the home, including adding a studio nearly identical to the one he has in New York. He’s recorded some shows here in 2021, stating he prefers the lifestyle, weather, and tax structure in Florida.

The house has a custom 1,000 foot closet just for his wife alone, five bedrooms, 12.5 bathrooms, and a guest house. The home has 19,000 square feet of living space on 3.25 acres, has a pool, and direct beach access. What a life!

Howard Stern's House (StreetView)
Howard Stern's House

Howard has come a long way, from rough neighborhood in New York City to one of the richest entertainers in the world! He has amazing real estate, a great job, and most importantly, friends and family who love and support him as he continues to evolve in his career. On his birthday, no matter where he is, he’s sure to have a wonderful birthday

Happy birthday, Howard!





Safari #116 – American College Football

VirtualGlobetrotting’s Safaris are weekly challenges to see who can find the most maps from a specific category.

(Our definition of a week is a little strange though, as the last Safari we put on was over 3 years ago!)

Well, dust off your fedoras and binoculars, for it’s time to start the first Safari of 2018!

With the American College Football season entering the last month of regular season games, let’s look for people playing pigskin! Valid submissions must all be in Street View and of people playing football (American). Pictures, art, ads, paintings, murals, etc. are all fine. Players can be of any age, professional or amateur.

For an example of what we’re looking for, here is what the previous Safari’s “Soccer v2” submissions were:

Safari 107 Soccer

The safari will end at 07:00am UTC on Wednesday, November 14. Post your maps to Street View – Safari Submission and another appropriate category for credit.

You can track the progress of the hunt on the Games page.

Good luck and happy hunting!

Wallace Neff, Architect of California’s Golden Age

Wallace Neff was a famous Southern Californian architect. The houses he designed are still among the most coveted and appreciated houses in Los Angeles by celebrities and architectural connoisseurs alike. The distinct style he worked in is called the California style.

Jon Brooks's house (Birds Eye)
Jon Brooks's house
William Joseph "Bill" Bell Jr. and Maria Arena Bell's house (Google Maps)
William Joseph "Bill" Bell Jr. and Maria Arena Bell's house
Adrien Labi's house (The Singleton Estate) (Birds Eye)
Adrien Labi's house (The Singleton Estate)
Carol and Frank Biondi Jr.'s house (Google Maps)
Carol and Frank Biondi Jr.'s house
Jimmy Iovine's House (Birds Eye)
Jimmy Iovine's House
Bradley S. Cohen's House (Birds Eye)
Bradley S. Cohen's House
Peter Dent & Susan Purvis-Dent's house (formerly Madonna's) (Birds Eye)
Peter Dent & Susan Purvis-Dent's house (formerly Madonna's)
Bill Guthy & Victoria Jackson's house (formerly Cary Grant's & Buster Keatons's) (Birds Eye)
Bill Guthy & Victoria Jackson's house (formerly Cary Grant's & Buster Keatons's)
Rudolph Valentino's 'Falcon Lair' (demolished) (Birds Eye)
Rudolph Valentino's 'Falcon Lair' (demolished)
Pickfair Estate (Birds Eye)
Pickfair Estate
'Chandler House' by Wallace Neff (Birds Eye)
'Chandler House' by Wallace Neff
James Murdoch's House (Birds Eye)
James Murdoch's House
Loren G. Lipson's House (Birds Eye)
Loren G. Lipson's House
'Dome Home' by Wallace Neff (Birds Eye)
'Dome Home' by Wallace Neff
Ricky & Betty Chow's House (Google Maps)
Ricky & Betty Chow's House
Diane Keaton's House (former) (Google Maps)
Diane Keaton's House (former)

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

Thomas Edison Statue (StreetView)
Thomas Edison Statue

Thomas Edison statue (StreetView)
Thomas Edison statue
Edison Memorial Tower (Birds Eye)
Edison Memorial Tower

Edison's Black Maria (Google Maps)
Edison's Black Maria
Thomas Edison's Hollywood star (StreetView)
Thomas Edison's Hollywood star

Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum (Google Maps)
Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum
Thomas Edison National Historical Park (Google Maps)
Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Thomas Edison's House (former) (Birds Eye)
Thomas Edison's House (former)