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Sightseeing in South Slope, Brooklyn

“Founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Greenwood Heights, this site was inspired by the Pére Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Having vied with Niagara Falls as New York State’s greatest tourist attraction, it gained landmark status in 1966. Filled with Victorian mausoleums, cherubs and gargoyles, Green-Wood is the resting place of some half-million New Yorkers, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein and Boss Tweed. But there’s more to do here than grave-spot: Check out the massive Gothic arch at the main entrance or climb to the top of Battle Hill, a pivotal spot during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.”
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“So many of New York's luminaries are buried here. Great view of downtown Manahattan. A nice respite from the hustle and bustle of NY sightseeing.”
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“It's actually possible to walk alone here. Astounding Gothic entrance at 5th Ave/25th St.; parrots nest here too. Natural hills, small wildlife, and a truly American breadth and variety of graves.”
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