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Ira Leviton
— Wikipedian  —
NameIra Leviton
BornBrooklyn, New York
CountryUnited States
Current locationNew York, New York
Eyesonly two
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
Hobbiesgenealogy, Wikipedia, and correcting my wife
Account statistics
JoinedMay 2, 2015
First editMay 2, 2015
Edit count← click on the blue words
SignatureIra Leviton (talk)
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Hi, I'm Ira Leviton. Even if I were to try to keep my name a secret, I realize how easy it is to find out, and since I haven't done anything wrong and I'm not paranoid, I make no effort to hide.

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Ira Leviton
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning March 25, 2018
Since 2015, Ira's New York focus works at disseminating knowledge and information in all the spheres of the Wiki. Over 43000 edits with 97% to mainspace: uses edit summary 99% of the time. Constantly adding facts, links, references and correcting errors.
Recognized for
WP:Typo Team member
Notable work(s)
25 articles including List of hospitals in New York City
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The basics[edit]

  • I'm the only Ira Leviton in the world.[citation needed][according to whom?][1]
  • I was born July 22, 1959 in Brooklyn, N.Y.[2]
  • I was named יצחק מאיר for my father's father,[3][better source needed] who was born the year after the death of the first Gerrer Rebbe, Yitzchak Meir Alter,[4] and named for him,[5] so I can trace my name back to 1799.[4]
  • I've lived in New York City for my entire life and am proud of that.  Twenty years in Brooklyn, sixteen years in the Bronx, and currently in my twenty-fourth year in Manhattan.[6]  (Perhaps it's time to move to Queens or Staten Island?  Nahhhhh...)
  • I'm a medical doctor specializing in infectious diseases.[7]  I work for Montefiore Hospital[8] and am on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.[9]
  • Some of my information, philosophy, and outlook is summarized in the user boxes below.  I'll make more user boxes for other things that I think are important... some day.  Feel free to contact me via my talk page.

Why I became a Wikipedia editor[edit]

I became a Wikipedian to create a page for Disco Freddy as a personal challenge. Shortly afterward, I noticed an obvious error on the page for Hans Schmidt, the only priest to be executed for murder in the U.S. – it stated that he was buried at Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens. I knew that was impossible, because it's a Jewish cemetery, although because the cemetery is still active, I called to confirm that he wasn't there.  (Yes, I know, no original research allowed...)  After that, I continued to fix grammatical and occasional factual errors that I noticed, add references when they were needed, and occasionally create new pages. I believe in disseminating knowledge and information, and that whenever possible, knowledge and access to it should be free.  (I'm not saying that teachers or professors shouldn't be paid, or that students should be able attend any school they want to, or that books should be free, but I think it's always a good thing when knowledge can be created or distributed at no cost.)  I add facts, links, and references, correct errors, and try to improve the delivery of information on pages I read.

You can find all my user subpages by clicking here: see Ira's subpages.

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Articles created[edit]

Category pages created[edit]

  • Bronx County District Attorneys
  • John Dewey High School alumni
  • Kings County District Attorneys
  • Major League Baseball player centenarians

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About me via userboxes[edit]

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NYCThis user lives in New York City.
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6'3"This user is 6 feet, 3 inches tall
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
USThis user uses American English.
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This user thinks New York City should secede from New York State.
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Star of David.svgThis user is of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
גאליציאנערThis user is a Galitzianer.
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POEMThis user has had one of his/her poems published.
cRap This user can't stand rap music.
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World War II
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NIThis user remembers when telephone numbers began with exchange names, such as Nightingale.
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BSThis user has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.
SBThis user is an alumnus of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
MDThis user has a Doctor of Medicine degree.
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OCDThis user lives with obsessive–compulsive disorder.
A+This user got a perfect
score on his blood test.
His blood type is A positive.
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LogoThis user drinks
FDR"I think this would be a good time for a beer."
Franklin Roosevelt, March 12, 1933.
Let's Go
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AEThis user wears shoes made only by Allen Edmonds.
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This user can divide by zero.
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This user speaks with proper grammar.1
’sThi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
This user thinks that there are too many people who don’t know that they're worse than their own children at spelling!
its & it’sThis user understands the difference between its and it’s. So should you.
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Too many people have no idea how to use words they should have learned in grade two.
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sar-NThis user is a native speaker of sarcasm. Isn't that just great?
A, B, and CThis user prefers the Oxford comma.
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Katz's LawThis user knows that men and women will act rationally when all other possibilities have been exhausted.
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.....This user is a professional procrastinator.
one too manyThis user currently has
one too many spouses.
WhoThis user knows Who's on First.
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- John Fogerty
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4YThis Wikipedian joined Wikipedia on May 2, 2015 (4 years, 9 months, 2 weeks and 1 day ago).
8%This user has been a Wikipedian for 7.9% of their life.
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126,000+This user has made more than 126,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
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Currently, this editor has earned a Senior Editor II service award.

To get to the next level, Senior Editor III, he needs to meet the time requirement.

Progress towards Vanguard Editor (7 levels ahead) (by edits): [ 12101 / 18000 ]

67.2% completed


Progress towards the next level (by time): [ 108.4 days / 182.6 days ]

59.4% completed



  1. ^ This probably cannot be proven, even if I knew everybody in the world.
  2. ^ "Index to Births in the City of New York — 1959," New York City Department of Health. (Accessed in room 109 at the main branch of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, N.Y.) Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  3. ^ My parents told me, so it must be true.
  4. ^ a b "Search Our Database". Jewish Records Indexing Project - Poland. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  5. ^ This probably can't be proven either, but considering Ashkenazi naming practices, it makes sense.
  6. ^ "People Search". Intelius. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Search for a Physician". New York State — Physician Profile. New York State Department of Health. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Find a Doctor". Montefiore Hospital. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Faculty Profile". Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Retrieved 1 January 2016.