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According to “Butchery on Bond Street” author Benjamin Feldman, the 1857 stabbing and strangling of New York society dentist Dr. Harvey Burdell makes “OJ [Simpson] look like child’s play.”

On July 22 in Green-Wood Cemetery, Feldman will explain the twists and turns of this 150-year-old murder — complete with sham marriages and fake pregnancies.

In fact, the Manhattan-dwelling Feldman has become so obsessed with the case that he has gone beyond just writing about the murder — he’s even become financially involved in erecting gravestones for Burdell and his mistress who, despite making headlines at the time, now have unmarked graves.

The discussion will take place at 1 pm on July 22 at Green-Wood Cemetery (enter at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street). Free. For information, call (718) 768-7300.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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