For Sale: Someone Else’s Tombstone


People say that life is unpredictable; well, sometimes death is, too. But the most unpredictable thing of all has always been New York signage. This “For Sale, Used Tombstone” poster, discovered by a tipster at Bowery and 4th Street, features Jonathon Adams as the deceased — a man who “believed in midnight swims,” just like “sharks believe in midnight snacks.” If we are to believe the poster, Adams was cremated and the tombstone owner no longer needs the handsome “vry good deal” of a stone, so if you have a use for it, by all means, call the number. We rang several times looking for more details, but couldn’t get through; perhaps you’ll have better luck. And if this sign is yours, contact us. We’re intrigued (and sorry for your loss)!