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Six Feet Under September 5, 2021

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 In my quest to try to have a weekly adventure we took a short trip to Brooklyn in early August to visit beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery. I hadn’t been there in about 15 years and thought it deserved a new look. It was founded in 1838 as one of America’s first rural cemeteries. Still an active cemetery, the Green-Wood of today is also a cultural institution and an outdoor museum that tells the history and cultures of the borough, city and the nation. Today, Green-Wood’s 478 acres serve as the final resting place for over 570,000 permanent residents. Among the permanent residents are such notables as Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Margaret Pine (who was the last enslaved African-American in New York), numerous Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors. I discovered after our visit that Pete Hamill is buried near Boss Tweed’s grave. Next time I go I will have to pay my respects to one of my favorite writers. The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 and was made a National Historic Landmark in 2006. A magnet for history buffs and bird watchers, Green-Wood is a Revolutionary War historic site (the Battle of Long Island was fought in 1776 across what is now its grounds), a designated site on the Civil War Discovery Trail, and a registered member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System. It is free and open every day of the year.

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1. Christina - September 5, 2021

I visited Green-Wood for the first time last Fall (a friend had been trying to get me to go for years), and I was stunned by how beautiful & fascinating & full of history it was. Thanks for your great set of pictures! And for reminding me that I need to visit again, as we only saw about 1/8 of it!

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judylobo - September 5, 2021

It is definitely an all day visit. I will go back in the fall

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2. Irina - September 5, 2021

Are the parrots still nesting by the entrance?

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3. Irina - September 5, 2021

Are the parrots still nesting by the entrance? Also I remember seeing the lovely Koi ponds

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judylobo - September 5, 2021

yes the parrots are still there. i did not see the koi pond but we did not cover all 468 acres.

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4. MJ - September 5, 2021

Judy, so beautiful and touching! Thank you.

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5. fotobuff14 - September 5, 2021

You captured it beautifully Judy. Thanks for sharing

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6. Ellen Lee - September 5, 2021

Been there several times. Never gets old. Thank you fir sharing your lovely photos.

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judylobo - September 5, 2021

it is a very special place

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7. harb43 - September 5, 2021

It looks like it was a glorious almost-fall day, and your photos are, as always, wonderful. Hi Lennie! Hi birds! It looks so peaceful. Thanks.

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8. Mary Radice - September 5, 2021

Beautiful photos – thanks Judy! A good place to visit but I must say I’m not dying to go there! 🙂

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judylobo - September 5, 2021

lol

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