Green-Wood Cemetery – Brooklyn

By Seth Fera-Schanes

I have always enjoyed walking around cemeteries. They are quiet, well maintained and provide for an interesting historical outing. I like to try and find the oldest headstone or marker and think about what life was like during that time. Call me a nerd, but I find this fun.

NYC has many old cemeteries and one of the most interesting is Green-Wood. It is a Who’s Who of New York’s former residents including Boss Tweed, F.A.O Schwartz, Leonard Bernstein and many many more.

You can actually walk around and try and find historical figures in a type of cemetery scavenger hunt. Again, my concept of interesting activities might differ from others.

Green-Wood also has the highest point in Brooklyn with a Revolutionary War monument. From this vantage point you can see Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

This is one of my favorite places to visit in NYC. I highly recommend gathering some friends and spending an afternoon in a cemetery in Brooklyn.

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