Art Hunters: Green-Wood Cemetery
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Green-Wood cemetery located in Brooklyn is a 478 acre cemetery filled to brim with gothic sculptures and landscaping. Designed before Central and Prospect Parks, it functioned as one of the first large urban parks in the city. A great many famous New Yorkers are buried here. A quote from the New York Times in 1866 sums it up: “It is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon the Fifth Avenue, to take his airings in the Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-wood.”
For more about Green-Wood Cemetery and to see their calendar of tours and events (including films, performances, and other arts!) visit www.green-wood.com