Coffin Cacophony in Greenpoint

February 12, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

As I have stated in this and this post, Bedford Stuyvesant sports some of the fiercest bikes I have ever seen. I cannot for the life of me understand why Greenpoint didn’t build a dragster out of a coffin first, so I did a little research. That’s when I learned we Garden Spotters prefer to throw coffins, not ride in them. From the October 25, 1885 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle I present to you a donnybrook at William J. Moan’s funeral parlor. Enjoy!

William Moan, Coffin Thrower

Whatever you do, don’t get drunk with a mortician. You’ll never know when he might want to drum up a little business!

Miss Heather


One Comment on Coffin Cacophony in Greenpoint

  1. rowan on Wed, 13th Feb 2008 11:32 am
  2. an undertaker named Moan? Perfect. my favorite sentence is “…the coffins were being knocked around in promiscuous manner.”

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