The Last of New York City's Seltzermen

In this short video from Great Big Story, hear from Walter Backerman, a 3rd-generation seltzer man at Gomberg Seltzer Works, one of the last remaining seltzermen in the City.

Gomberg Seltzer Works is the last seltzer company in New York City. It's been around since 1953, fills up 3,000 bottles and has seltzer deliverymen attend to their customers in the New York area. There are eight seltzer men at Gomberg, who are all pretty entering old age. This is a story about the remaining few dedicated to the craft of old fashion seltzer.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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