The Gem of New York City

Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery: New York's Buried TreasureBrooklyn’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 illustrated coffee table book will make you feel that you are there.

And what a place it is! Green-Wood is the final home of Samuel Morse, Leonard Bernstein, Jean Michel Basquiat, Boss Tweed, Currier and Ives, F.A.O. Schwartz, Louis Comfort Tiffany, as well as spiritualists, artists, soldiers, silent film stars, Native Americans, sports heroes, and even Frank Morgan, the Wizard of Oz. Paging through this book, you can pay your respects and visit their graves, but it would be wonderful to join one of Green-Wood’s guided tours and see the place for yourself.

Until you can get there in person, this fascinating and comprehensively illustrated book will whet your appetite.

I bought my copy directly from the cemetery, but it’s also available on Amazon: Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery: New York’s Buried Treasure.

Cemetery of the Week #53: Green-Wood Cemetery

About Loren Rhoads

The first book of my science fiction trilogy, The Dangerous Type, came out from Night Shade Books in July 2015, followed by Kill By Numbers in September and No More Heroes in November. I am also the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, co-author of the novel As Above, So Below, and editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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  1. Pingback: Cemetery of the Week #53: Green-Wood Cemetery | Cemetery Travel: Adventures in Graveyards Around the World

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