“Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes”

An exciting new book has just been published: “Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes.” It is by Francis Morrone and Robin Lynn, with photographs by Edward A. Toran. The foreword is by Pete Hamill. It features Green-Wood on its cover, an introduction by Green-Wood’s president, Richard Moylan, and a tour of Green-Wood. In all, … Read more

Civic Virtue At Green-Wood

After much effort, and some controversy, Civic Virtue, Frederick MacMonnies’s sculpture from the 1920s, has arrived, and been installed, at Green-Wood. It was a long journey. Civic Virtue was carved in marble in the Bronx. It was then installed in City Hall Park in Manhattan. Soon it was exiled to Queens, where, exposed to the … Read more

Welcome, “Angel of Music”

This past Saturday, the “Angel of Music,” a great bronze angel sculpture in tribute to music giant Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869), who is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, was unveiled at his grave. Gottschalk was America’s first matinee idol and its first international music superstar. While conducting an orchestra near Rio de Janiero in his own … Read more