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Louis Lefkowitz Building

Louis Lefkowitz Building

  • Show the Lefkowitz Some Love

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    The Lefkowitz Building (photo: Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons)

    For nearly a decade, lovers have flocked to Lower Manhattan’s magnificent Louis Lefkowitz Building.

    Why, you ask?

    The handsome Lefkowitz is home to the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Each year, thousands of couples climb its distinctive stone stairs, pass under its carved eagle friezes, and enter its ornate inner lobbies to make their affection official.

    The Lefkowitz is especially