FROM: GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY CONTACT: Kim Esp/Colleen Roche Linden Alschuler & Kaplan Public Relations 212-575-4545; kesp@lakpr.com Young Volunteers Work to Preserve Brooklyn’s Bronzed Beauty – the Statue of Minerva at Historic Green-Wood FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Brooklyn, NY July 27, 2010) – Historic Green-Wood’s resident bronzed beauty — the nine-foot tall Goddess of War, Minerva – got … Read more

Green-Wood At The Theater

Since soon after its founding in 1838, Green-Wood Cemetery has been a popular place. It has been painted and photographed. It has been filmed and videotaped. It has appeared in movies and on television shows. Now, it is about to get its very own theatrical production, courtesy of the Artful Conspirators:  “Brooklyn Underground: Theatrical Stories … Read more

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

One of the most rewarding aspects of our Civil War Project has been the information we have gotten from descendants of Civil War veterans who are interred at Green-Wood. Sometimes they contact us with bare bones information: my great grandfathers name is —- and he served in the Civil War. Can you help me find … Read more

“Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child”

Two permanent residents are tied for the most asked about by visitors to Green-Wood Cemetery: Leonard Bernstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Both were fascinating figures. Now a new movie has been released on the Brooklyn-born Basquiat, graffiti artist and Andy Warhol protege who died in 1988. The movie, “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” is reviewed in … Read more

Like A Bird On The Wire

Just last week, I heard from Jane, the second great-granddaughter of Leon Javelli (or Giavelli). Jane had done a great deal of research on him, and she generously shared that with me. It turns out that Leon is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery. And, just as good, he has a very interesting story. Javelli was born … Read more

Fashion in Funerals

Green-Wood has 561,000 individuals interred across its grounds. Some are fascinating; some, not so much. Of the many characters I have come across in my research on Green-Wood’s permanent residents, few can compete with Isaac Hull Brown when it comes to fascinating lives. Brown was featured in an article this past Monday in The New … Read more

A Highlander Of the Civil War

I have been a collector my whole life. I started with baseball cards, then moved on to stereoview photographs of New York City. In fact, that’s how I wound up at Green-Wood the first time. Like all collectors, I would sometimes go to a show and not find what I was looking for. It then … Read more

Green-Wood: Big in Germany

Several weeks ago, Klaus-Peter Siegloch, correspondent and New York bureau chief for ZDF German Television, came to Green-Wood for a visit. And was he impressed! I showed him around for several hours, said a few things on camera, his cameraman shot some great video across the grounds, and the results are now in. Here’s their … Read more

The Apolloni Of Your Eye

One of the best sculptures at Green-Wood Cemetery is the Valentine Angel by Adolfo Apolloni (1855-1933). I’ve taken many photographs of it, and it is still an honor to do so. It never fails to impress, front or back. I recently got an e-mail from Cara, one of our Historic Fund volunteers, who had just … Read more