Thank you for your interest in learning more about Larry Selman!

Curious to know why this corner was co-named Larry Selman way?

Larry Selman was a beloved member of this community. He was a a community activist and a fundraiser with an intellectual disability. This very corner you are standing on was one of Larry’s favorites. The Collector of Bedford Street is an Academy Award® nominated 34 minute documentary about Alice’s neighbor, Larry Selman.

(Rent the full length feature film below.)


On January 20th, 2013 Larry Selman, The Collector of Bedford Street, passed away at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City.  His very big heart stopped.  He was 70 years old. Larry devoted his life to collecting money for charity although he lived at the poverty line.

The New York Times and NPR ran obituaries singling out his very unique contribution to our lives.  CBS Sunday Morning also aired a video tribute.  Click the links below to be directed to these commemorations.

In memoriam 1940 – 2013





How can I contribute?

You can purchase /stream “The Collector of Bedford Street” from one of these retailers.