NYC Journalists, Still ‘Friendless,’ Now Without a Place to Go When They Die

Photo by David Dunlap, the New York Times

Over on City Room there’s a charming little history of a forgotten area of Cypress Hills Cemetery once reserved for “friendless journalists,” like The Sun’s John B. Wood, whose spare copy earned him the epitaph the “Great American Condenser.”

The New York Press Club closed during the Great Depression and its 276 unoccupied plots were purchased by a Taiwanese-American fraternal organization (the Press Club’s current iteration, re-founded in 1948, has no stake in the Cypress Hill plot), but visitors can still see the New York Press obelisk.

Read it for the puns!