I came across this article:
“An explosive device was found in a historic cemetery in the East Village this morning, but it did not include a detonator, the police said. The device was found inside a plastic garbage bag by a worker at New York City Marble Cemetery on Second Street, between Second Avenue and First Avenue, the police said.”
So I was wondering where this place was, specifically in relation to Sair’s dorm (answer, not terribly close, but not far), and followed link to New York City Marble Cemetery.
It is, unfortunately, pretty much closed to the public, but it sounds lovely.
In the fine print I found this:
“The cemetery contains the remains of many important New Yorkers such as Stephen Allen, one-time mayor of the City and governor of New York State; James Lenox, whose library, together with the Astor and Tilden collections, formed the New York Public Library; Isaac Varian, another mayor; Preserved Fish, a well-known New York merchant in mercantile and shipping ventures; and Marinus Willet, a local hero of the Revolutionary War.”
New York City had a mayor named Preserved Fish! (Evidently pronounced Pre-ser-ved, with three syllables).
(Yes, that’s what I’m writing about, I am just that immature.)