October 19, 2015

I ❤ NY: History & Scenery at Green-Wood Cemetery

      I finally made it out to Green-Wood Cemetery last week during a beautiful crisp but sunny fall day. I know what you're thinking, why would you go walk the grounds of a cemetery? when I told some of my friends that I was doing this, they gave me a weird look too. But it's actually a historic park full of history and gorgeous monuments. It's hard to find such a large green space in any of the five boroughs of NYC (besides Central Park), and it's even more difficult to find a place in NYC where you don't feel like you're in a metropolitan area. It was such a peaceful park and it wasn't creepy at all (during the day at least). Green-Wood also has a tranquility garden that's more modern and features a beautiful koi pond. It's become one of my favorite places in NYC, and with Halloween right around the corner, I thought it was an appropriate post! 

Green-Wood Cemetery

"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." -Paul Goldberger, NYT

Fun fact: Don't forget to look up at the brownstone Gothic style entrance gate, you will probably spot some monk parakeets! Green-Wood has a colony of these tropical birds living in the spires of the gate.

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