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Green-Wood Cemetery

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Why locals love it

Green-Wood Cemetery is a New York City institution. Founded in 1828, Green-Wood Cemetery consists of 478 incredible acres of hills, valleys, ponds and meandering paths to explore. Not to mention more than a half-million permanent residents, among them Jean-Michel Basquiat and many other famous New Yorkers of times past.

Why you should visit it

Visit Green-Wood Cemetery if you want something to do in Brooklyn off the beaten path. The cemetery is in Greenwood Heights, a neighboorhood seldomly visited by native New Yorkers and by even fewer tourists. Green-Wood Cemetery is the perfect excuse to exlore lesser known parts of the borough on a beautiful, fall day.

Special tip

Visit the cemetery's website for a calendar of special events including tours, festivals, & information sessions. Some of these may cost money.

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