Friday, July 24, 2009

Your chance to get inside the New York Marble Cemetery

On Sunday, the New York Marble Cemetery (or Second Avenue Cemetery) is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A little background in case you don't want to visit the Web site:

It is the oldest public non-sectarian cemetery in New York City. Most of the 2,070 interments took place between 1830 and 1870; the last was in 1937. All burials are in 156 below-ground vaults made of solid white Tuckahoe marble. Although there are no gravestones, the names of the original owners are on plaques in the surrounding walls. Their descendants may still be buried here.


The cemetery is only open on the fourth Sunday of the month, April through October. (It won't be open if it's raining.) It's on Second Avenue between Third Street and Second Street.

If you're lucky, you can get the caretaker to discuss the Bowery Hotel... (Spoiler: "a bunch of tourists who think they're slumming it on the Bowery in a $500 hotel room!")

Anyway, here's what you may see Sunday....the new and old of the neighborhood....















6 comments:

Tony D said...

Great space for a new hotel.........I bet developers are salivating.

EV Grieve said...

Don't give anyone any ideas!

esquared said...

I hear Koi knocking

Goggla said...

Only Trump is allowed to build on top of cemeteries.

Brooks of Sheffield said...

I've been inside quite a few times. Great place.

Mishell said...

I used to live at 2d & 2d and only went in twice. So awesome, though.