Historic grave sites are crumbling at New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery — the resting place of Leonard Bernstein, Louis Tiffany and others — and the money to save them is scarce. It’s tough being an angel, even in as idyllic a setting as the Green-Wood Cemetery, where the leaves of shade trees rustle in the summer … Read more
A couple of months ago, I did a cemetery tour for the Bayport Heritage Association. It was quite an interesting experience with a very enthusiastic group. One of the pleasures of doing tours for such groups is my opportunity to learn from them. Though I’ve been doing tours of Green-Wood since 1990, I can only fit so much into my brain.
To see the segment online, visit NY1’s website. History buffs gathered Sunday morning to celebrate the biggest battle of the Revolutionary War in Brooklyn. The event commemorated the 233rd anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn. The battle took place August 27th, 1776 at what is now Green-Wood Cemetery in Park Slope. It was also the … Read more
EAST MANATEE — a University Park sculptor could be in line to help correct a wrong in a famous Brooklyn cemetery. Myra Weisgold is one of five sculptors chosen to participate in a competition to recreate the “Angel of Music,” a sculpture which once graced the grave of 19th century American composer and pianist Louis … Read more