Green-Wood is many things: park, sculpture garden, arboretum, and wildlife preserve, to name a few. Just days ago, we added another bird to our population. A juvenile male red-tailed hawk was released into the wilds of Green-Wood Cemetery. It had been rehabilitated by... Read more
It is never easy to kill a tree. But sometimes it is a good idea.
For several months now, I've been working with Elizabeth Christian, our intern extraordinaire, on Then and Now photographs of Green-Wood. We thought it would be interesting to gather historic 19th century... Read more
The back entrance to Green-Wood, on Fort Hamilton Parkway, just doesn't get the respect it deserves. Admittedly, it is not a spectacular as the brownstone Arches at the main entrance to Green-Wood, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street, described by Robert A. M. Stern, dean of Yale's... Read more
Just a few weeks ago I led a tour of Green-Wood Cemetery for the Woodhaven Historical Society. At one of the stops on the tour, a very nice woman asked me if I knew of a monument at Green-Wood that had a flag pole. I mentioned the monument to Samuel Chester Reid, War of 1812... Read more
I was cruising around the cemetery yesterday, leading a tour on our trolley, when we came across this scene. There were Domenick Lanzi, our master ironworker, and his assistant, Vincent Joseph, installing my cast iron gate. Now, it really isn't mine, at least not anymore. I ... Read more