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From an 1866 New York Times article. The book is lavishly illustrated with a wide variety of historic images from several different sources, showing the author's broad range and scope when composing his narrative.

From an 1866 New York Times article. Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery - New York's Buried Treasure by Jeffrey I. Richman is full of interesting stories and anecdotes of New York's most colorful citizens. As the dust jacket so eloquently states: "Everybody loves a great story, and Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery has many of New York's great stories to tell. Everyone who was anybody in 19th century New York wanted to be buried there, and they were.

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By Green-Wood Cemetery historian Jeff Richman .

By Green-Wood Cemetery historian Jeff Richman. This absorbing book is equally about the larger-than-life individuals for whom The Green-Wood Cemetery is a final resting place, and their funny, outrageous, tragic, triumphal, creative, scandalous, murderous and heroic lives.

The Cemetery, (c)1998. Includes bibliographical references (p. 237) and index. Corporate Name: Green-Wood Cemetery (New York, . Geographic Name: New York (. Geographic Name: Brooklyn (New York, .

As Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman wrote of Bernstein for Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, New York’s Buried Treasure: Green-Wood Cemetery was founded as a nonsectarian Christian cemetery. However, over the years a few Jews have been buried there. Certainly the most prominent of those is Leonard Bernstein. as his final resting place.

BROOKLYN'S GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY: New York's Buried Treasure. By Jeffrey I. Richman. Everyone who was anybody in nineteenth century New York wanted to be buried there, and they were

BROOKLYN'S GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY: New York's Buried Treasure. Everyone who was anybody in nineteenth century New York wanted to be buried there, and they were. As The New York Times succinctly put it in 1866, ''It is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon Fifth Avenue, to take his airings in the Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-Wood.

Green-Wood Cemetery is a 478-acre (193 ha) cemetery in the western portion of Brooklyn, New York City

Green-Wood Cemetery is a 478-acre (193 ha) cemetery in the western portion of Brooklyn, New York City. The cemetery is located between South Slope/Greenwood Heights, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington, and Sunset Park, and lies several blocks southwest of Prospect Park. It is generally bounded by 20th Street to the northeast, Fifth Avenue to the northwest, 36th and 37th Streets to the southwest, Fort Hamilton Parkway to the south, and McDonald Avenue to the east.

Green-Wood cemetery, Brooklyn. Frequently Asked Questions about Green-Wood cemetery. When is Green-Wood cemetery open?

Green-Wood cemetery, Brooklyn. I managed to see a lot of New York during my visit and Green-Wood was one of the highlights of my trip. When is Green-Wood cemetery open? Green-Wood cemetery is open Sun - Sat (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM). What hotels are near Green-Wood cemetery?

The Green-Wood Cemetery was established in 1838 as a rural cemetery in the newly created city of Brooklyn. The Steinway family purchased lots in the cemetery in 1864 and in the 1870s built a mausoleum on their site

The Green-Wood Cemetery was established in 1838 as a rural cemetery in the newly created city of Brooklyn. The Steinway family purchased lots in the cemetery in 1864 and in the 1870s built a mausoleum on their site. William’s father, Henry Engelhard Steinway (1797-1871), was the first to be buried in the mausoleum. Until the 1830s the citizens of New York City tended to be buried in churchyards or in vaults beneath church buildings, and burial grounds tended to be associated with a specific religious denomination. In the 1830s, a few small nondenominational cemeteries were opened in the city.

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Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery: New York's Buried Treasure epub download

ISBN13: 978-0966343502

ISBN: 0966343506

Author: Jeffrey I. Richman

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Green Wood Cemetery; 1st edition (May 31, 1998)

Pages: 241 pages

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Bad Sunny
Excellent articles and beautiful photographs. I remember my father taking us kids there on a Sunday afternoon, and we thought it was such a lovely "park". This book brings back a lot of fond memories of spending these pleasant afternoons with my father. My parents are buried there.
Bad Sunny
Excellent articles and beautiful photographs. I remember my father taking us kids there on a Sunday afternoon, and we thought it was such a lovely "park". This book brings back a lot of fond memories of spending these pleasant afternoons with my father. My parents are buried there.
Brannylv
Great book
Brannylv
Great book
Majin
"It was 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 in Green-Wood."

- From an 1866 New York Times article

Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery - New York's Buried Treasure by Jeffrey I. Richman is full of interesting stories and anecdotes of New York's most colorful citizens. As the dust jacket so eloquently states: "Everybody loves a great story, and Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery has many of New York's great stories to tell. Everyone who was anybody in 19th century New York wanted to be buried there, and they were."

Some names you are sure to recognize - Elias Howe, Jr. (inventor of the sewing machine), Nathaniel Currier and James M. Ives (Currier & Ives prints), Henry Ward Beecher (pastor), Edward R. Murrow (TV and radio journalist), Henry Engelhard Steinway (of piano fame!), Leonard Bernstein (composer), Louis Comfort Tiffany (acclaimed designer).

But the lesser known figures in Richman's book have fascinating histories of their own. For example, you may have seen the movie Glory, the story of the all-black 54th Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War. General George Crockett Strong, who died leading the charge on Fort Wagner, now reposes at Green-Wood.

Charles Feltman, the Coney Island restaurateur who is credited with inventing the hot dog as we know it, is also buried at Green-Wood. He was born in Germany, where he was intimately familiar with the frankfurter. To help improve business, he decided to put the frank in a special long roll, to make it easier to eat while walking on the street or strolling the beach. The rest, as they say, is history.

The book is lavishly illustrated with a wide variety of historic images from several different sources, showing the author's broad range and scope when composing his narrative. Richman photographed all of the cemetery monuments himself, adding a sense of place to each of Green-Wood's permanent residents.

Although the book is a bit pricey, it is well worth the money. It is only available in hardcover, and is 240 pages long. It is written as a collection of short biographies that you can pick up and read now and again.

But I will warn you: Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down!
Majin
"It was 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 in Green-Wood."

- From an 1866 New York Times article

Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery - New York's Buried Treasure by Jeffrey I. Richman is full of interesting stories and anecdotes of New York's most colorful citizens. As the dust jacket so eloquently states: "Everybody loves a great story, and Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery has many of New York's great stories to tell. Everyone who was anybody in 19th century New York wanted to be buried there, and they were."

Some names you are sure to recognize - Elias Howe, Jr. (inventor of the sewing machine), Nathaniel Currier and James M. Ives (Currier & Ives prints), Henry Ward Beecher (pastor), Edward R. Murrow (TV and radio journalist), Henry Engelhard Steinway (of piano fame!), Leonard Bernstein (composer), Louis Comfort Tiffany (acclaimed designer).

But the lesser known figures in Richman's book have fascinating histories of their own. For example, you may have seen the movie Glory, the story of the all-black 54th Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War. General George Crockett Strong, who died leading the charge on Fort Wagner, now reposes at Green-Wood.

Charles Feltman, the Coney Island restaurateur who is credited with inventing the hot dog as we know it, is also buried at Green-Wood. He was born in Germany, where he was intimately familiar with the frankfurter. To help improve business, he decided to put the frank in a special long roll, to make it easier to eat while walking on the street or strolling the beach. The rest, as they say, is history.

The book is lavishly illustrated with a wide variety of historic images from several different sources, showing the author's broad range and scope when composing his narrative. Richman photographed all of the cemetery monuments himself, adding a sense of place to each of Green-Wood's permanent residents.

Although the book is a bit pricey, it is well worth the money. It is only available in hardcover, and is 240 pages long. It is written as a collection of short biographies that you can pick up and read now and again.

But I will warn you: Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down!
Ustamya
You don't really have to be from New York to buy this. It's a very nice history of the individuals who populate the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. I picked it up after my first trip[ to Green Wood and found it very useful on the second trip. Though it lacks much in the way of maps to find the markers were you planning to seek them out, it is lavishly illustrated with short biographical bits on the more prominent people there mixed into a history of the cemetery.
Ustamya
You don't really have to be from New York to buy this. It's a very nice history of the individuals who populate the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. I picked it up after my first trip[ to Green Wood and found it very useful on the second trip. Though it lacks much in the way of maps to find the markers were you planning to seek them out, it is lavishly illustrated with short biographical bits on the more prominent people there mixed into a history of the cemetery.
Bedy
I purchased this book directly through Greenwood Cemetery. Greenwood is the most magnificent cemetery and this books uncovers so much of it's rich history. I live very close to it and visit it regularly. It's full of great photographs and you'd be wise to get yourself a copy. Jeff Richman thoroughly explores this Greenwood. I have a framed picture of the Niblo Lion monument hanging on my wall that Mr. Richman was kind enough to inscribe for me. Just one of his many beautiful photographs. Highly recommended.
Bedy
I purchased this book directly through Greenwood Cemetery. Greenwood is the most magnificent cemetery and this books uncovers so much of it's rich history. I live very close to it and visit it regularly. It's full of great photographs and you'd be wise to get yourself a copy. Jeff Richman thoroughly explores this Greenwood. I have a framed picture of the Niblo Lion monument hanging on my wall that Mr. Richman was kind enough to inscribe for me. Just one of his many beautiful photographs. Highly recommended.
Golkis
This book is like People magazine -- of the past! Leafing through this book, I picked up fascinating details about the famous and also the not-so-well-known individuals who are interred in Green-Wood. But I also gained a whole new understanding of the role that a cemetery, and indeed this Historic Landmark, plays in reflecting the past, its individuals and its values. And Richman can write. This is a great book to add to your collection or to your coffee table. Recommended.
Golkis
This book is like People magazine -- of the past! Leafing through this book, I picked up fascinating details about the famous and also the not-so-well-known individuals who are interred in Green-Wood. But I also gained a whole new understanding of the role that a cemetery, and indeed this Historic Landmark, plays in reflecting the past, its individuals and its values. And Richman can write. This is a great book to add to your collection or to your coffee table. Recommended.
Modar
Beautiful book, wonderfully written, about the most amazing and historic site in the great borough of Brooklyn, NY.
Modar
Beautiful book, wonderfully written, about the most amazing and historic site in the great borough of Brooklyn, NY.
A great very interesting book.
A great very interesting book.