One of the things that I love about NYC is that you just never know what you are going to find when you set out. Today was a case in point. I decided to bike to Queens, and made a detour through Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. There is something about cemeteries that make them perfect to bike around.
Well, I am biking along a path and found the grave of Nathan Handerker. Maybe you think you do not know who this gentleman is - but I bet you do. He was the founder of Nathan's Famous in Coney Island. He was the frankfurter king.
There is a Jewish tradition to put a stone on top of the headstone to show that you were there. Next time I come this way, I will place a hot dog bun on Nathan's grave. An offering to the hot dog gods. I think that would make him smile down upon me.
Yep, sometimes you just find cool things when you least expect it.