Today’s news:

Big ‘Daddy’ of American scandal

Do you deplore the vulgar 247 tabloidization of contemporary American culture? Rest assured, the public’s appetite for scandal and the media’s eagerness to feed it were just as uncurbed in the past.

Author Ben Feldman returns to Green−Wood Cemetery, July 12 at 1 p.m., for a talk on his new book, “Call Me Daddy: Babes and Bathos in Edward West Browning’s Jazz Age New York,” another sensational but true tale about one of Green−Wood’s infamous residents, Edward “Daddy” Browning, and his underage mistress Frances “Peaches” Heenan.

Join Feldman and Green−Wood Cemetery historian Jeff Richman afterwards for a trolley tour of Green−Wood’s most scandalous residents. Purchase tickets for the tour here.

The event is free, though there is a suggested donation of $5. The trolley tour is $20⁄$10 for Historic Fund members. Space is limited. To make your online reservation⁄purchase tickets, call 718−768−7300 or email

Pin It
Print this story Permalink

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

CNG: Community Newspaper Group