2013: Celebrating Green-Wood’s 175th!

On April 18 of this year, The Green-Wood Cemetery will celebrate the 175th anniversary of its founding. In honor of this historic anniversary, we will be celebrating in many ways, including a gallery exhibition devoted to Green-Wood, “A Beautiful Way To Go,”opening at the Museum of the City of New York in May. We also … Read more

First American Heavyweight Champ

Tom Hyer was born on January 1, 1819. His father was a prizefighter and Tom grew up to be a fine specimen of a man: 6 feet 2 and one-half inches, 190 pounds. In addition to his size, Hyer had the mentality and the heart for fighting. By the time he reached his early 20s, … Read more