December Birthdays

Here are some of Green-Wood’s permanent residents whose birthdays fall in the month of December: December 1, 1795: Gamaliel King, designed Brooklyn’s City Hall (now Borough Hall) and the original Kings County Courthouse (now demolished); born on Shelter Island; died in 1875. December 5, 1841: Marcus Daly, born in Ireland, immigrated to America as a … Read more

Oh So In Love

Sylvia Gerrish had quite a run. Born in California, she sang in her church choir, then came to New York City as an entertainer. According to her obituary in The New York Times, she “soon went on the stage, sang before royalty and was the toast of the town. After a while she met (Henry … Read more


Browse our complete press archive (including news articles, press releases, news videos, and news photos). Also see our photo gallery and film and video pages. For press/media inquiries, please contact Colleen Roche at Linden Alschuler & Kaplan Public Relations (212-329-1413). Recent Highlights: >> Our ceremony commemorating the victims of the United Airlines Flight 826 and … Read more

Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of United Airlines Flight 826 and TWA Flight 266 Collision

CONTACT:    GREEN-WOOD HISTORIC FUND Colleen Roche  212-329-1413 Linden Alschuler & Kaplan Public Relations BROOKLYN’S HISTORIC GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY HONORS THOSE WHO PERISHED 50 YEARS AGO IN PLANE CRASH OVER NEW YORK CITY 134 Died on December 16, 1960 in Mid-Air Collision of United Airlines Flight 826 (From Chicago) and TWA Flight 266 (From Dayton & Columbus, … Read more

Green-Wood Around the Web

In addition to the Green-Wood website, you can find and follow Green-Wood at a variety of other popular media and networking sites around the internet: Green-Wood on Facebook: Become our fan, write on our wall, look for special updates, view photos and videos, and more! Green-Wood on Twitter: Instant news, event, and other updates from … Read more

Highlighted School Program Examples

In addition to our general list of themed lesson plan/class tours, we offer highlights of successful educational experiences at Green-Wood. We hope they provide educators and their students additional examples of how local public schools can interface with The Historic Fund’s educational programming thorough example. Historic Green-Wood’s Educational Program is open to teachers and schools … Read more


Designer: Unknown Location: Fern Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Highland Avenue Saved in Time Estimate: $75,000 For cleaning, repointing and consolidation treatment of marble components; re-creation and installation of “weathered” replacement sculptural elements; and related work (details below). Born in Scotland and brought to America as a youngster, James Gordon Bennett Sr. entered the world … Read more


Update, 1/4/17: Thanks for visiting, redditors! We’ve just posted below a portrait of Brooklyn Mayor Charles Schieren, whose grave Azrael marks. Please also consider reading our historian’s latest updates here, subscribing to our email newsletter, or following us on Instagram / Twitter / Facebook. Even better, come visit us in Brooklyn, while you can still … Read more