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Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Episode #120: Borscht Belt with Marisa Scheinfeld

Borscht Belt Memories: Appreciating Al Jaffee! Revisiting “The Swimmer”! Gilbert plays the Nevele! And Jackie Mason to the rescue! 

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NYPL presents The Borscht Belt

This illustrated lecture features photographs and history of the Borscht Belt and the abandoned sites where resorts, hotels and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York.  Recorded on May 17, 2017.


Podcast with the Lower East Side History Project

Interview with Marisa Scheinfeld, author of The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland.


WAMC with Joe Donahue

The new book, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland, presents Marisa Scheinfeld's photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. Scheinfeld has two book events in Albany this week -- one at the Colonie Library tonight sponsored by SUNY Albany Judaic Studies and another on Friday evening as part of a special presentation for the NYS History Conference at the NYS museum from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. 


Heritage Radio Network: Arts & Seizures 

Get ready for the BORSCHT BELT BACCHANAL!!!!! Author and forensic resort scientist Marisa Scheinfeld joins the Jew Mike Edison and the almost Jew Peter Zaremba for a Cel-Ray fueled run at the ruins of Grossingers and all of your favorite Catskill joke mills… PLUS were gonna take another shot at the new Stones single because, really HOW HARD CAN IT BE?? Tune in and find out!!! 2 PM Brooklyn Pizza time!!!!


WJFF Radio Catskills  

Marisa Scheinfeld, author & photographer speaks about the 15th Annual Catskills Preservation & History Conference in Liberty, NY and  her new book The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland.


Yiddish Book Center

Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld talk about her work chronicling the ever-evolving landscape of the Borscht Belt. The exhibit "Echoes from the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld," which documents the dramatic decline of the resorts of New York's Catskills region, was in the Yiddish Book Center's Brechner Gallery in 2015. Link.


The Brian Lehrer Show

For several years, Marisa Scheinfeldphotographer, has been photographing old resorts in the Catskills. She talks about what's left now and what it says about the area's former glory. Also, Alan Woinski, editor of the Gaming Industry Daily, talks about what it takes to make a casino successful, and what the prospects are for the Montreign Casino Resorts project planned at the site of the old Concord Hotel in Sullivan County. Link.


WAMC with Joe Donahue

Discussion with Joe Donahue about an exhibit of Marisa Scheinfeld's work Echoes from the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld, is at the Yiddish Book Center’s Brechner Gallery. Scheinfeld will give a gallery talk at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, August 2, at 2 p.m.

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Classic Catskills Special Edition, The Times Herald Record

In this special Classic Catskill, Times Herald-Record executive editor Barry Lewis tours Grossinger's with photographer and author Marisa Scheinfeld, whose new book, "The Borscht Belt" documents the ruins of what was the Catskills, visiting more than 40 deserted hotels and bungalow colonies in Sullivan and Ulster counties.


Jewish Daily Forward

The Jewish Daily Forward accompanies Marisa to the Borscht Belt. Journalist: Abigail Jones. Videographer: Yermi Brenner

Inside Edition

Inside Edition's Steven Fabian (and crew) visits the Borscht Belt with Marisa Scheinfeld. Special appearance by Jackie Horner.


The Jewish Channel

Christian Niedan interviewed photographer Marisa Scheinfeld about her new exhibition "Echoes of the Borscht Belt", opening at Yeshiva University Museum September 10th, 2014