Urban Oases: Green-Wood and Central Park
New Yorkers have long desired to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Their first chance came in 1838 when Green-Wood opened far off in the city of Brooklyn, and quickly became a major tourist destination. Twenty years later came Central Park, designed by masterminds Olmsted and Vaux, which offered its own unique landscape ... Read more
Death CaféGreen-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street, Brooklyn
The Death Café is inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or café), an informal gathering to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood brought this concept to discussions of the most universal topic of all: death. Underwood’s intention was to provide an opportunity to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.” Today, there are over 4,400 Death Cafes in 26 countries around the world.