Barry Feldman's experiences as an educator, urban historian and museum educator have provided him with the professional skills to serve as a licensed New York City tour guide. He retired from a successful career as a school district administrator, having served as Deputy Superintendent of Schools in Brooklyn.
Barry is our architectural specialist who has created tours that include the social history of housing, immigration, and Ellis Island, and the social history and ethnography of American Jews beginning with the colonial period.
His broad knowledge of immigrant and housing history and the history of the Lower East Side, his rich tour narrative and sense of humor make his tours informative and entertaining. Mr. Feldman views cultural, social and religious institutions as interpretive texts of neighborhoods. He lives on the Upper East Side but is frequently downtown, walking the streets, keeping current on the many changes of the dynamic Lower East Side. In addition to being one of our top guides, he also is a docent at The Museum at Eldridge Street.