The Good Plan of Green Wood Cemetery near Sunset Park

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Enjoy a moment of calm in Green Wood Cemetery

In order to rest and enjoy a quiet moment away from the frenzy of Manhattan, I recommend the Green Wood cemetery. A magnificent place little known to tourists. The natural beauty of the cemetery is breathtaking which is quite contradictory with the austere and sad world of cemeteries in general. If the weather allows it, take a walk you won't be disappointed. A nice escape from the city. I really like the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris which is full of a multitude of stories and anecdotes but Green wood is totally different: it is much greener, more airy, there are many statutes but also some ponds to ducks where it is good to rest and possibly sunbathe.



  • Do not hesitate to obtain a map near the guard at the entrance on 5th Avenue, otherwise the visit will take the form of an orientation course or a treasure hunt.
  • If you want to take a break, you can go to Sunset Park a few hundred meters to the south, you will find everything you need to eat, drink, eat ...
  • Green Wood Cemetery has a breathtaking view of Manhattan from the highest point in Brooklyn.


A little culture

Green Wood Cemetery was inspired by Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Green Wood was a very popular attraction in the 1850s. You should know that for many years all of New York's most famous people were buried in this cemetery (from Jean-Michel Basquiat to some prominent members of the Mafia). Green Wood was a great inspiration to director filmmaker Martin Scorsese, himself from Brooklyn. Since 2006, the cemetery has been classified as National Historic Landmark.



Where is Green Wood Cemetery?

Le Green-Wood Cemetery (Green-Wood Cemetery) is a New York City cemetery located in the Sunset Park and Park Slope neighborhood. It includes more than 600 graves spread over more than 000 km².

Adresse : 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

To get there by metro, you have two solutions:


  • Take the R line (it is yellow on the subway map) towards Bay Ridge and exit at 25th Street station. From the center of Manhattan you have about 25 minutes.
  • Or take Line F (it is orange on the metro map) towards Coney Island and get off at Fort Hamilton PKWY

Green Wood Cemetery Hours

  • The main entrance to Green-Wood on 5th Avenue and 25th Street is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The door on 4th Avenue and 35th Street is open 7 days a week from 7: 08-00: 16
  • The entrances to Fort Hamilton Parkway and Prospect Park West are open 08 a.m. to 00 p.m. only the weekend.

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