He’ll be a Brooklynite to the end — and beyond!
We may not know what Borough President Markowitz will be up to after he is term-limited out of office in January, but we now know for sure where he’ll end up once he leaves this earth — Green-Wood Cemetery!
“I’m never leaving Brooklyn,” said Markowitz. “This is my final resting place.”
The Beep made the proclamation after receiving an award during the park-like cemetery’s annual gala fund-raiser, where he, as usual, killed.
“I love visiting Green-Wood,” said Markowitz, “and seeing the rich history and the many characters who helped shape New York City and America in every field of endeavor and nothing makes you feel more alive than walking out after your tour.”
This year, Markowitz and Terence Winter, the creator of the-cable hit, “Boardwalk Empire” were presented with the cemetery’s De Witt Clinton Award, so named for the late mayor and governor, who checked in for an eternal stay at Green-Wood in 1828.
In addition to receiving a plaque, the honorees will be interred at Green-Wood at the end of their distinguished lives, to enjoy an eternity of bliss alongside other prestigious permanent residents, including William Poole, better known as “Bill the Butcher” from Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York,” and infamous mobster Johnny Torio.
Tickets for the gala, which was held under a vast banquet tent set up near the cemetery’s Willow Avenue, started at $250 and ended at $25,000 for prime seating and a nod from the podium. The money raised at the sixth-annual gala will go to the graveyard’s historic fund, which provides tours, plays, and public events at the landmark necropolis on the hill.