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Nathan Handwerker

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Nathan Handwerker

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.

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1. Re: Nathan Handwerker

Mel - you're quite a guy - a bun would be a fitting tribute to Nathan!

Poppa

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Poppa - I relish my next visit.

Sorry. Couldn't help myself

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From your past posts I am willing to bet it will be a bun from a "corn dog"

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4. Re: Nathan Handwerker

bilmin - nice try - however a traditional corn dog is served on a stick/skewer - no bun!

Mel - as always, a way with words - no matter how 'corny'.

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5. Re: Nathan Handwerker

I know that Poppa--- it is called literary license. Don't ruin the illusion

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6. Re: Nathan Handwerker

How about a BIG crinkle french fry?

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7. Re: Nathan Handwerker

Thanks Mel for helping me decide what to eat! It was between leftover tamale pie or a Nathan's hot dog.

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8. Re: Nathan Handwerker

Way cool Mel. On my wander today I discovered that it would have been Fred Lebows 80th birthday, the Met has an x rated photo exhibit called Naked, the Stein's collect should stay longer, the Byzantine Islamic special exhibit is almost as big as the Islamic galleries. There's a tiny hidden exhibit dedicated to 5 artists who were all born in 1912 and I hope the Prada exhibit does not become as nutty as last year's exhibit because there are so many other things to be seen at the Met.

And climbing this summer's roof exhibit will have to wait until my cast comes off.

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9. Re: Nathan Handwerker

Hola.

“A Kaddish for Nathan Handwerker”

brooklyndaily.com/stories/2010/41/courier-yn…

(Note: A “Kaddish” is a Jewish prayer for the dead.)

Enjoy,

Matt

Casa Hoffa (South), Bahia Chahue, Huatulco, MX

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10. Re: Nathan Handwerker

Two thoughts: So no one thinks "Handwerker's Hot Dogs" would have caught on?

And a bun/corn dog/french fry on top of his gravesite? Do you really think he wants pigeon poop all over?