Mika has just returned from New York, as it was not his first time, he likes to visit different places. One of them is the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
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Visiting a cemetery may seem a little strange, but it’s really worth it 😉
Where is the Green-Wood Cemetery?
The Green-Wood Cemetery is in Brooklyn in Green-Wood Heights, near Prospect Park. It was built in 1838 and some celebrities rest here such as the composer Leonard Bernstein, the dancer Lola Motez and Samuel Morse, famous for inventing the telegraph and the Morse code.
The cemetery spreads over an area of about 6000 square feet and has more than 600,000 graves.
Since 2006, it is classified as a National Historic Landmark.
The main entrance is on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn, at the end of 25th Street, about 650 feet from the metro station 25th (R train).
How to visit the cemetery of Green-Wood?
The best thing to do is to pass by the different paths of the cemetery, wandering the small hills and enjoying the view.
You can grab a map of the cemetery at the entrance.
If you do not want to walk, note that there is a “historic trolley” on Wednesdays at 1 pm and 3pm.
When to visit the cemetery?
A sunny day is perfect, it will be a very pleasant walk. I discovered this place with snow and blue sky, without any clouds as you can see in the pictures.
You can do this visit when you decide to go to Coney Island, it is easily accessible before or after going to the beach.
The cemetery is near Prospect Park, so another idea is to visit both places on the same day. It is also where you will find the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
I spent an hour to an hour and thirty minutes, but it could take much longer to see everything.
What can you see in the cemetery?
Graves obviously, it is a cemetery 😉 But they are so diverse and beautiful that makes it a perfect place for a visit.
You may also play hide and seek with the Statue of Liberty,
The Empire State Building 😀
It is a unique and perfect place for photographers or for those who want a break from the New York frenzy.
It is not the first place you would normally visit in New York, but if you already been in the city several times, it might be something different to check out. Plus, if you are in New York for Halloween, you may want to know more about its spooky stories!