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Marvin Gelfand

Marvin Gelfand (d. 2011) was a historian of New York City life. Born in Brooklyn, he lectured, consulted and led walking tours about the city of New York and for many years.

Articles by this Author

Welcome To America, April 1992 | Vol. 43, No. 2
A walk through the old Jewish Lower East Side of New York City recalls the era when that battered, close-packed quarter was a high-pressure machine for the manufacture of Americans
The great buildings of the 1920s are standing all over Manhattan, preserving in masonry the swank and swagger of an exuberant era.
Office Splendor, November 1988 | Vol. 39, No. 7
Movie Town, November 1988 | Vol. 39, No. 7
Boom Banking, November 1988 | Vol. 39, No. 7
The Street, November 1987 | Vol. 38, No. 7
A knowledgeable and passionate guide takes us for a walk down Wall Street, and we find the buildings there eloquent of the whole history of American finance