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01/08/2011 11:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Elaine Kaufman's Will: Spread My Ashes Over Second Avenue

Restaurant legend Elaine Kaufman directed in her will that her ashes be scattered on Second Avenue, the location of her famous uptown eatery.

Kaufman, who died Dec. 3 at 81, wrote in her last will and testament: "It is my desire that, upon my death, my body be cremated . . . I direct that my ashes be spread over Second Avenue of New York City."

The only problem is that it's illegal to spread ashes in a public place -- and it might not be an appetizing option for the clientele of her literary landmark cafe.

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