Fodor's Expert Review Green-Wood Cemetery

Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and South Slope Cemetery
Free Fodor's Choice
One of the loveliest places for a stroll in the five boroughs, the 478 acres of Green-Wood Cemetery are also home to more than 560,000 permanent residents. Notables include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein, and Horace Greeley, but the elaborate monuments and mausoleums of the nonfamous tend to be more awe-inspiring. Equally impressive are the views that stretch to Brooklyn Harbor and Manhattan. Guided walking and trolley tours, as well as special events, are offered. Keep an eye out for parrots: the bright green monk parakeets have been nesting here since the 1960s when, legend has it, they escaped from a shipment at JFK airport.
Cemetery Memorial/Monument/Tomb Historic District/Site Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Green Historical Views Free Fodor's Choice

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500 25th St.
Brooklyn, New York  11232, USA

718-768–7300

www.green-wood.com

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