April 10, 2010
Mary Kay Gallagher, a 90-year-old woman, has been in real estate for over 40 years, according to an article by the New York Times.
She is focused on the 2.5 square miles bordered by Prospect Park, Avenue H, Coney Island Avenue and Ocean Avenue, commonly called Ditmas Park, according to the article.
In 1970 she sold her first home, a stucco on Marlborough, to a doctor for $59,000. Forty years later, the house is worth $850,000.
Gallagher grew up in Philadelphia, raised by a leather salesman, and didn't start real estate until she was married and had six children, according to the article.