It was a picnic. But it was so much more. It was entertainment under the stars, but even more than that. It was “A Night At Niblo’s Garden.” William Niblo, who now rests at Green-Wood, was a great impersario of the first half of the 19th century in New York City. He lies in a … Read more
September 5: The first interments at Green-Wood, of members of the Hanna family, occurred on this date in 1840.
September 4: Stephen Whitney, who would become one of the wealthiest men in America, was born on this date in 1776 and died in 1860.
September 3: Confederate Naval Officer Reid Sanders died from dysentery on this date in 1864 while imprisoned at Fort Warren in Boston Harbor.
September 2: On this date in 1844, Green-Wood purchased 9 acres between land owned by the cemetery and Fifth Avenue from Abraham Schermerhorn.
September 1: James Gordon Bennett was born on this date in 1795; he founded the New York Herald in 1835 and made it the most influential newspaper in America by the time of the Civil War.