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Cemetery of the Week #75: St. Paul’s Chapel churchyard

Saint Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Churchyard and Vaults 209 Broadway New York, New York 10007 Telephone: (212) 233-4164 Founded: 1766 Size: a small city block Number of interments: approximately 1000 Open: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 10 … Continue reading

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A Good Guide to the Cemeteries of New York

Permanent New Yorkers: A Biographical Guide to the Cemeteries of New York by Judi Culbertson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was the second of Culbertson and Randall’s “Permanent” series, exploring the permanent residents of Paris, California, Italy, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

The challenge for this week is to show perspective.  I like this photo because it captures both proximity and distance, but also spans time from the colonial graveyard to 21st-century Manhattan outside the cemetery gates. I took this photo on … Continue reading

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Not the book the African Burial Ground deserves

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 for the first time … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #65: the African Burial Ground

African Burial Ground National Monument Duane Street, between Broadway and African Burial Ground Way/Elk Street Manhattan, New York 10007 Telephone: (212) 637-2019 Opened to the public: October 5, 2007 Size: 6.6 acres is the estimated size of the entire burial … Continue reading

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