Weirdest Tombs at Green-Wood Cemetery; Origin of the Pizza Slice; Where to Eat Near Union Square

Green-Wood Cemetery
Green-Wood Cemetery
Photo: KLGreenNYC

There is a lot of stuff going on the City, and we can't write about it all. Here are some interesting things some of our friends have written up lately.

  • 6sqft ⇒ Staten Island Levee Project Secures Funding, Will Move Forward
  • Bedford + Bowery ⇒ At Barbershop Bash, Espinal Aims to Make the Cut in Hairy Public Advocate Race
  • Brownstoner ⇒ Explore Preservation and Change in Brooklyn With Walking Tours of the Borough
  • Bushwick Daily ⇒ Bye, Bye Biscuits: Brooklyn Biscuit Company on Pause After Pilotworks Shutdown
  • Curbed NY ⇒ The Strand’s Owner Pleads With Landmarks Commission to Keep ‘Red Tape’ Away From Building
  • Daytonian in Manhattan ⇒ A Yorkville Relic - 412 East 85th Street
  • Free Williamsburg ⇒ "Everybody's Bar Every Day," Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern to Close Its Doors After More Than Half a Century
  • Gothamist ⇒ Cartoonist Mort Gerberg Brings 'A New Yorker's Perspective' to New-York Historical Society
  • Harlem + Bespoke ⇒ See: Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement
  • New York Times ⇒ The Kings of the Dollar Slice Build a Better Pizza
  • New York YIMBY ⇒ Developers Propose New Marquee Entrance at the Landmarked Williamsburgh Savings Bank, at 175 Broadway, in Brooklyn
  • ⇒ Take an International Culinary Journey at the Second-Annual World's Fare This Spring
  • Roosevelt Islander ⇒ Watch Roosevelt Island F Train Subway Station Platform Get a Soapy Wash and Cleaning
  • Serious Eats ⇒ Special Sauce: Uncovering Pizza’s NYC Origins
  • StreetEasy ⇒ Are NYC Fire Escapes Inspected? If So, How Often?
  • The Bridge ⇒ Will Brooklyn's Freight Trains Get Rolling Again?
  • The Infatuation ⇒ Where to Eat Near Union Square
  • The Lo-Down ⇒ New “Essex Market” Signage Goes Up in Advance of Springtime Move
  • The Villager ⇒ Pigs Were Big at Lunar New Year Parade
  • Thrillist ⇒ The Best Places to Eat and Drink Before and After a Broadway Show
  • Untapped Cities ⇒ The 5 Weirdest Tombs and Mausoleums at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

Vintage Photograph Shows Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn's Flatlands Neighborhood, 1925

2131 Flatbush Ave, 1925
2131 Flatbush Ave, 1925
Photo: r/Brooklyn

This vintage photograph from 1925 shows the James J. Butler Real Estate office at 2131 Flatbush Avenue in the Flatlands neighborhood of Brooklyn. Check out those home prices! Injusted for inflation, in 2019 that 6-room Kingslawn home would only be $115,671.12. Interestingly enough, that small office still exists today, right next to a Post Office. Here is a Google StreetView of approximately the same angle: