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Posted: Mon Feb 22 2010
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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 Boss Tweed. But there’s more to do here than grave-spot: Check out the massive Gothic arch at the main entrance or climb to the top of Battle Hill, one of the highest points in Kings County and a pivotal spot during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
What's on at Green-Wood Cemetery
Contemporary & experimental
The BEAT Festival offers a nighttime cemetery tour, punctuated by four site-specific performances by Elisabet Torras Aguilera, LEIMAY, Shirel Jones and Sophia Schrank.