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Time Out says
Wed May 2 2012
A century ago, this site vied with Niagara Falls as New York State’s greatest tourist attraction. Filled with Victorian mausoleums, cherubs and gargoyles, Green-Wood is the resting place of some half-million New Yorkers, among them Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein and Mae West. The spectacular, soaring arches of the main gate are carved from New Jersey brownstone, and the 1911 chapel was designed by Warren & Wetmore, the firm behind Grand Central Terminal. Battle Hill, the highest point in Brooklyn (offering prime Manhattan skyline views), is on cemetery grounds.
Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th St
What's on at Green-Wood Cemetery
Walks & tours, Things to Do
Thrill-seeking kids can get spooked while wandering through one of New York’s largest and oldest cemeteries. Green-Wood’s resident historian Jeff Richman leads visitors through some of the historic cemetery’s spookiest sights, including the graves of...
Things to Do
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Late-night explorers need only a flashlight and all the bravery they can muster to set off on this after-dark tour of Green-Wood Cemetery. Historian Jeff Richman will lead participants through storied grave sites, monuments and catacombs—including those...
Walking tours, Things to Do
Thrill-seeking kids can get spooked while wandering through one of New York’s largest and oldest cemeteries. Green-Wood’s resident historian Ruth Edebohls leads visitors through some of the historic cemetery’s spookiest sights, including the graves of...