Thursday, February 10, 2011

Back at the Marble Cemetery

Our Bobby Williams happened by the New York City Marble Cemetery again yesterday on East Second Street ... This time, a lone worker was shoveling the lawn... Bobby says he yelled twice to the worker, but the man did not look up... We're just a little curious to learn more what was happening here.



Gothamist got the scoop yesterday. (By calling? Who knew they had a phone at the cemetery...) Cemetery officials say there will soon be a burial there, and crews are preparing the lawn for the ceremony.

I'm fascinated by the history here at this rather crumbling green oasis. (Read more about it here.) You may also search interments listed by vault here.

6 comments:

Spike said...

My wife and I live across the street and were married in the cemetery two years ago -- the only wedding in it's history (cue the "death do us part" jokes). It's one of our favorite places in the city and opens to the public a few times a year.

Lisa said...

A burial??? I had understood that place to be closed to new internments decades ago. Some descendant of an early Dutch settler just kick or something?

I dunno, I like the answers you and your readers came up with better.

Goggla said...

@Lisa - I'd heard the same thing about no new burials. Is President Monroe returning to NY?

Lisa said...

@Goggla - Now wouldn't that be something!

Spike said...

kinfolk of previously buried people are eligible to spend eternity in the family crypts.

Bowery Boy said...

Spike is right, but they are a very rare, remaining breed.