Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Pearsalls Honored at Green-Wood

The Green-Wood Historic Fund, at its second annual benefit this past Thursday [09/17/09], presented the DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence to Nancy and Otis Pearsall for their lifelong dedication to historic preservation. The event, which highlighted “The Artists of Green-Wood,” attracted more than 225 guests, with a special trolley tour, performance by Angels & Accordions … Read more

LA Times: Even a cemetery suffers in this economy

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

NY1 News: Battle Of Brooklyn Comes To Life

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

The Times-Picayune: Brooklyn cemetery commissions new sculpture to honor New Orleans composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Tuesday July 28, 2009 By Chris Waddington, Contributing writer, The Times-Picayune One of New Orleans’ greatest musicians got a boost in New York this month, but he couldn’t join in the celebratory announcement. That’s because Louis Moreau Gottschalk was laid to rest in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery in 1869. On July 6, the historic cemetery announced … Read more

The Elkhart Truth: Local Sculptor a Finalist for Cemetery Piece

July 23, 2009 Local sculptor a finalist for cemetery piece She used to stand over the grave of legendary 19th-century American composer and pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Directing an invisible symphony with a harp at her feet, the angelic marble figure rose above the surrounding headstones in Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery. That was until it … Read more

New York Times: Where the Bodies Aren’t Buried

July 19, 2009 By MICHAEL WILSON Kestutis Demereckas, a tall, broad son of Lithuania who favors classic white headstones over the shiny black ones, stood grinning over a coffin-size patch of grass in Green-Wood Cemetery that was marked with nothing at all. Below the grass, in a shady part of Section 79, near the center … Read more

The Brooklyn Eagle: Green-Wood Cemetery Seeks To Bring Angel Back to Monument

June 4, 2009 ‘Angel of Music’ Is Gone From Composer’s Grave GREEN-WOOD — Brooklyn’s Historic Green-Wood Cemetery recently announced a new fundraising campaign to re-create “The Angel of Music” — a delicate and intricate sculpture that once marked the grave of legendary 19th century American composer-pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869). The angel disappeared from the … Read more