“New York’s A-List Graveyard”

Halloween and a great cemetery–that combination always piques the interest of the media. So, a few weeks ago, reporter Sarah Horne and a photographer (whose name I didn’t get) from the New York Post came out to explore Green-Wood. I showed them around and they were very impressed by the place and its many great … Read more

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

“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