MOUNT HOPE CEMETARY, WESTCHESTER, NY

Apr 24th, 2006, 10:11 AM
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MOUNT HOPE CEMETARY, WESTCHESTER, NY

We are in Manhattan this weekend,(4-27 through 4-30-06) staying at hotel across from Carnegie Hall. We're interested in getting to Mount Hope Cemetary, in Westchester (or Westchester County?) New York. Is there a subway connection? Will we have to rent a car? Looking on yahoo maps, it says approx 18-22 mile (although we have never driven, so, will it be confusing, difficult to find?) Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank-you
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Apr 24th, 2006, 10:15 AM
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When I googled it, I came up with a Mount Hope Cemetary in Hastings-on-Hudson. Is that the one you mean?

If so, here are driving directions:

http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jewis...estchester.htm

You may also be able to take the Metro-North train out of Grand Central to Hastings-on-Hudson and then take a taxi from the station.

There is no subway there.
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Apr 24th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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http://www.mounthopecemetery.com/vis...irections.html

Train directions above.
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Apr 24th, 2006, 10:25 AM
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yes, that's the same thing I found when I Googled it (I'm doing this search for a friend), so, I hope that is the same cemetary she meant. Thanks, I will forward to her.
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Apr 24th, 2006, 10:33 AM
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Westchester is a county and as lisettemac says, that cemetery appears to be in Hastings on Hudson, a beautiful area north of Manhattan. http://www.rootsweb.com/~nywestch/towns/hastings.htm

Here's their website with info on getting there
http://www.mounthopecemetery.com/site_map.html

You can go by train. If you don't mind driving, it's a lovely area and would give you an opportunity to perhaps stop elsewhere.
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Apr 24th, 2006, 10:45 AM
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thanks everyone, I wouldn't mind getting out of the city (although we're only in NYC 4 days), lisettemac, & mclaurie, Mara, would traffic be horiffic if we tried driving it on Friday, 4/28/06, if we left our hotel at 11am or so? We have a Broadway play at 8pm Friday night, would we run in to a lot of traffic coming back in to city (or does everyone head out on Friday?) Or, would Saturday be better?
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Apr 24th, 2006, 11:21 AM
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You'll encounter less traffic on Saturday. I might suggest you couple the visit to the cemetery with a tour or Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate, which is about 10 miles north and a very easy drive along Route 9 north from Hastings.
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Apr 24th, 2006, 11:26 AM
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thanks for the info Howard, I'll pass it on to my friend! since we really don't have any firm plans for Saturday, maybe that would be the better day!
thanks everyone
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Apr 24th, 2006, 11:42 AM
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Question, is this Jewish cemetary as mentioned in the direction? If so, the majority of them are NOT open to the public on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. You should call the cemetary and ask for public hours. Would hate for you to schlep all the way there only to find it closed.
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Apr 24th, 2006, 11:50 AM
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Website says it's open everyday except major holidays. Staff available M-Sat 9-4
http://www.mounthopecemetery.com/visit_us.html

I think Fri or Sat. would be ok as long as you avoid rush hour. Might be better on Sat. if you have no evening plans in case you get engrossed. The Saw Mill is a very twisty winding road. Just be careful. The idea of Kykuit is wonderful.
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Apr 24th, 2006, 12:06 PM
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Hey mclaurie,
Are you coming to Annie's book release party on Wed? It's at Nicole 10 E 60th 18:00-20:00.
Use any of our names (Annie Wayte/Moniot).
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Apr 24th, 2006, 02:48 PM
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If you are going to visit Kykuit in the afternoon , you may want to make reservations for
Blue Hill at Stone Barns

www.bluehillstonebarns.com

Opens at 5 pm
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Apr 24th, 2006, 03:07 PM
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Stone Barns is a good idea, but you'll never get reservations at this late date.
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Apr 25th, 2006, 01:30 PM
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Will you be there mikemo?
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