Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Gem of New York City

Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery: New York’s Buried Treasure by Jeffrey I. Richman My rating: 5 of 5 stars In the 19th century, the two greatest tourist attractions in North America were Niagara Falls and Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. This well-researched and fully … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #53: Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street Brooklyn, New York 11232 Telephone: 718-768-7300 Email: info@greenwoodcemetery.org Founded: 1838 Size: 478 acres Number of interments: more than 560,000 Open: The main entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th street is open from 8 a.m. to … Continue reading

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What’s the prettiest cemetery in springtime?

Several years ago, I took a graveyard tour in the springtime, driving from Boston to Philadelphia and back to New York City.  I saw 17 cemeteries in 10 days, each lovelier than the last.  So my question to you is: … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #52: Aoyama Reien

Aoyama Reien 2-32-2 Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Telephone: 03-3401-3652 Founded: 1872 Size: 64 acres Number of interments: difficult to estimate, since Japanese are cremated and their ashes are buried inurned between the family monument. Open: 24 hours Cherry blossom-time is … Continue reading

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A first look at the African Burial Ground

Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York’s African Burial Ground by Joyce Hansen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was excited to find a book about Manhattan’s African Burial Ground, which I visited in May 2002. At … Continue reading

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