New York City residents constantly
fight the "real estate wars," plotting
and conniving for just a few extra feet of space
in just a little better neighborhood. Five hundred
and sixty thousand of the city's former residents
won their final battle; they are interred at historic
Greenwood Cemetery where their neighbors are some
of the city's most famous citizens. They may have
lost the square footage battle, but they have
won the ambiance war.
Greenwood Cemetery is one of New York's most fascinating
neighborhoods; residents include a Russian prince,
gangsters Joey Gallo and Albert Anastasia, Jean-Michel
Basquiat, Horace Greely, Leonard Bernstein, William
Magear (“Boss”) Tweed and the Rev.
Henry Ward Beecher.
Here is an interesting quote from
website: "According to the 2010 census,
Green-Wood’s population is larger than that
of any of these cities: Albuquerque, Tucson, Fresno,
Sacramento, Long Beach, Mesa, Virginia Beach,
Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Omaha, Raleigh, Miami,
Cleveland, Tulsa, Oakland, Minneapolis, Wichita,
and New Orleans. In fact, if Green-Wood were a
city, it would be the 33rd largest city in America."
Here is another fascinating quote from the website:
"As The New York Times succinctly put it
it 1866, 'It is the ambition of the New Yorker
to live upon Fifth Avenue, to take his airings
in the [Central] Park, and to sleep with his fathers
On Saturday November 12, 2011, photographers
Katherin Wemke and Beatriz Schulze (Barcelona
Photographer) visited Greenwood, participated
in a walking tour led by Ruth Edebohls and took
these photographs. Enjoy!