Sunday, May 7, 2017

You won't be able to visit the New York City Marble Cemetery today

In case your plans today included a visit to the New York City Marble Cemetery during its Neighborhood Open Day ... that isn't happening now... a handwritten note here on Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue says the cemetery won't be open today "due to illness" ...

[Photo by Derek Berg]

A message on the Cemetery's website is more ominous: "As of May 5, 2017, the Cemetery is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice."

The New York Marble Cemetery at 41 1/2 Second Ave. between Second Street and Third Street will be open next Sunday (Mother's Day!) from Noon to 4 p.m. Find their schedule for the season here.


Scuba Diva said...

My first thought was "Cholera!" (For those just tuning in, the New York City Marble Cemetery's hallmark is that all the dead are buried in marble-lined vaults, once thought to prevent the transmission of cholera.)

Next week will be a fine day to visit the dead.

Anonymous said...

They are re-locating the remains so that new condos can be built...with a 421a abatement

Anonymous said...

Closed due to illness? I thought it was open due to death