Tag: Sigmund Schwartz Gramercy Park Chapel

Development Rises on Funeral Parlor’s Ashes

As GVSHP highlighted several years ago now, the site at 152 2nd Avenue between East 9th and 10th Streets was sold to be replaced by a new six-story ‘luxury’ retail and residential development. Today we swung by the site to

This Day in History: The Rosenberg Trial Begins

It was on this date in 1951 that the infamous espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg began.  The Jewish-American Communists, along with Soviet spy Morton Sobell, were accused of selling nuclear secrets to Russia. Ethel’s brother, David Greenglass, worked