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Green-Wood Cemetery

Recommended by

Beat The Devil Band

on September 27th 2007
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  • Info

  • Address

  • 500 25th Street
  • Brooklyn
  • NY
  • 11232
  • Sunset Park
  • Contact

  • 718 768 7300
  • Website

  • green-wood.com
  • Opening Hours

  • Daily 8am-5pm
    summer hours
    Daily 7am-7pm
  • Directions

  • M R to 25th St
  • Map

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Recommendation

Beat The Devil Says

It's hard for me to miss Greenwood Cemetary, I live like half a block from it, so it's staring me in the face every day. I've been there a few times since I moved here and for one, it's huge. It's this huge expanse of land and, um, dead bodies everywhere. No, it's actually immaculate gravestones, like huge mausoleums that date back to the early 1800s. You can get lost in just in the little roads that wind around the huge tombs, some of them new, some of them old and decrepit like something out of a horror movie. It can be really creepy, you can find yourself in the middle of the place and not hear a single sound coming from the city at all—no car horns—all you hear the leaves and maybe some birds. There's usually not a lot of people. They have security that makes regular rounds, but the thing is that it's so big that there could be a lot of people here at once, but you'd never see them because you can walk around for hours and not see the same thing twice. —Mitchell King

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