Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery: New York's Buried Treasure

Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery: New York's Buried Treasure

Everybody loves a great story, and Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery has many of New York's great stories to tell. Everyone who was anybody in nineteenth century New York wanted to be buried there, and they were. As The New York Times succinctly put in it 1866, It is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon Fifth Avenue, to take his airings in the (Central) Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-Wood.

One hundred and sixty years after its establishment, Green-Wood Cemetery is one of the world's great cemeteries. This is its story and the best stories of its almost 600,000 permanent residents.


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