Alfred Eisenstaedt is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing Queens along with other great american heroes such as Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, Emanuel "Mendy" Weiss, Nathan "Kid Dropper" Caplin, Martin "Buggsy" Goldstein (Meyer Goldstein), Waxey Gordan (Irving Wexler), Louis "Louis Cohen" Kerzner, and Abraham Landau.
"All my life I have been a photo junkie, as a kid I could spend hours looking at trading pictures, sports photos, anything. But it wasn't until in my early twenties when I started taking pictures and became the photographer that I had always meant to be. I never had any role models or have been influenced by any other photographer. Throughout my career, people have sometimes dubbed me "the German Annie Leibovitz" (and I know they meant it as a compliment) but my whole work ethic is so different from hers that I cannot relate to this at all. The only photographer I can relate to - although I have not been influenced by him whatsoever - is Alfred Eisenstaedt".