One dollar at a time
January 25, 2013 11:10 AM Subscribe
NYT: Larry Selman
died Sunday morning of heart failure. He was 70. Larry was the feature of the Academy Award nominated "The Collector of Bedford Street
"The 'collector' in the title refers to Mr. Selman’s prodigious work as a neighborhood fund-raiser. From 1970 until his death he collected more than $300,000 by some estimates — from people he approached in the Village, one at a time, requesting donations of $1 and $2 each. He collected money for St. Vincent’s Hospital, the families of Sept. 11 victims, Muscular Dystrophy research, AIDS research, Kiwanis International projects and animal rescue groups, among others."
Further in the New York Daily News
and the Jewish Daily Forward
Neighbors are looking for a new home
for Penny, Larry's 14-year-old beagle and Australian shepherd mix.