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Gershow featured in television show “American Gypsies”

Jonathan Abrams (third from right), manager of Gershow Recycling, poses with the Johns family from National Geographic Channel’s “American Gypsies” and the program’s producers at Gershow’s Brooklyn facility.

Gershow Recycling, located in Brooklyn, New York, were featured in an episode of National Geographic Channel’s “American Gypsies” which aired August 14.

In the episode “Love For Sale,” Bobby was looking for new business opportunities outside of the traditional family-run psychic healing shops. He noticed that his son-in-law John was doing very well in the scrapping business, so he decided to learn more from John. They collect some scrap metal and took it to Gershow’s facility in Brooklyn to get money for it.

They met Jonathan Abrams, manager of Gershow Recycling, who weighed the brass scrap for them. Weighing the metal at 248 lbs. with the current market value at $2 per lb., they earned $496. When John saw Bobby holding that money, he could see that Bobby would enjoy being in the scrapping business.