Green Wood Cemetery

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500 - 25th STreet, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Green Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Reviews

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A Victorian Cemetery in New York?!? Dec 17, 2008
Who would have thought to find this amazing cemetery in New York of all places? OK, technically speaking, it's in Brooklyn, but still.

It is quite a posh place. Some 600,000 graves are spread out over this 478 acres big cemetery, which was built in 1838 and is still in operation. It is the final resting place of such notables as DeWitt Clinton, Henry and William Steinway, Louis Comfort Tiffany, "Boss" Tweed, "Bill the Butcher" Poole, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Leonard Bernstein.

The Gothic Revival entrance gate on 5th Avenue and 25th Street is quite imposing. In the office you can get a map of the cemetery and buy a couple of brochures and books about the history of the place.

Try to find 'Lady Liberty', then stand behind her and look where she's pointing at.

The cemetery is easy to get to. Just take the R train to 25th Street station in Brooklyn, then walk 1 block on 25th Street to 5th Avenue.

Take at least 2 to 3 hours to fully explore this place.
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