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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.

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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 Read >>
The great buildings of the 1920s are standing all over Manhattan, preserving in masonry the swank and swagger of an exuberant era. Read >>
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 Read >>

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