Ellen Levitt is a veteran teacher, writer, and photographer. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Levitt is the author of six books, including Walking Manhattan (Wilderness Press) and the trilogy of The Lost Synagogues of New York City (Avotaynu). Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Daily News, Style & Polity, Brownstoner, The Wisdom Daily and elsewhere. She also leads tours throughout NYC (walking, biking, bus). She loves music, baseball, travel, her family and pets, and palak paneer.