November 27, 2012

Destruction at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

Hurricane Sandy hit this beautiful, historic cemetery and felled many of its huge trees, destroying some monuments as has been reported in the NY Times and other New York papers. This cemetery is the final resting place of some very famous people like Leonard Bernstein, Louis Comfort Tiffany, "Boss" Tweed, etc. and lots of everyday people who were buried in this "rural" cemetery created in 1838.

If you, like me, have any ancestors buried at Green-Wood, please consider making a donation via their website . They estimate that 292 trees were downed and that clean-up will cost at least $500,000.  

If you can help, please do !

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