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Fulbright Scholar, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the City University of New York, Latif Jiji is also the only person known to grow, harvest and turn his grapes into wine in Manhattan! He resides on the upper East Side.
Leaving his native Baghdad in 1946, Professor Latif, a Jew, never returned to the country of his birth but continued the tradition of his father, who also grew wine.
This wonderfully eccentric idea has been the subject of TV interviews and featured in newspaper articles as diverse as Time Magazine, New York Times and The New York Post.