Marvin Wildstein z"l

We sadly announce the passing of Marvin Wildstein who was a great poet, fabled raconteur, lover of jazz and women and de-facto Mayor of Bleecker Street.

Marvin died of pneumonia in early April 2015 in a nursing home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NYC where he had been living since his transfer from his apartment on Ridge Street nearby. Saved from being buried in an anonymous grave for paupers, Marvin is resting in Richmond Hill Cemetery on Staten Island as part of the Hebrew Free Burial Society. The grave just needs a memorial stone for him.


I am sure that we have many great stories of Marvin that I hope you will share on this blog.