I arrived with a friend at Death by Audio on South 2nd Street to find two women at the entrance asking for a sliding-scale donation. I asked them what lay at the end of the corridor they flanked, “It’s a fundraiser for The Worst Zine.” Still none the wiser, I handed them five dollars and […]
Dispatches from Crown Heights the day after the West Indian Day Parade, where three people were fatally shot and two New York City police officers were wounded.
By Aliza Moorji Photos by Tatiana Sanchez and Amaris Castillo The first thing that Pat Marmo asks the bereaved is to tell him about the deceased. Then he asks about the funeral. Marmo is manager of Schaefer Funeral Home in Bay Ridge. He has been in the funeral business since 1991. He took a few […]
By Evan MacDonald and Audrey Yoo For many, college is a chance to meet new people while living away from home for the first time. Students at American Academy McAllister Institute meet new people, too. Many of them just happen to be dead. McAllister, located in Midtown Manhattan, is one of five schools in New […]
People do not like to think about who will get what when they die.
By Kim Chakanetsa In an age of e-memorials and three-letter postings on Facebook pages, traditional obituaries can start to feel a little…quaint. But obituaries are not completely — pardon the pun — dead. They’re a business. Paying tribute in the obituary section can be expensive or free – depending on where you live in Brooklyn. […]
By Saskia de Rothschild and Jeremy B. White Brooklyn’s cemeteries illustrate two immutable principles: death is universal, and space in New York City is at a premium. Many of Brooklyn’s cemeteries have run out of space, and others are searching for ways to be as efficient as possible with dwindling stocks of open plots. Prices […]
So you’re Jewish and going to a Buddhist funeral? See our quick guide to avoid faux pas and awkward situations By Ivana Kottasová & Joe Deaux
By Elisabeth Anderson, M. Bilal Lakhani & Lillian Rizzo We know this is not necessarily what you want to be thinking about or talking about. But we’re going to tell you anyway. Because, well, it comes to us all. Heart disease leads. More Brooklyn residents die of heart disease than any other cause. It’s followed […]