Hidden New York: Bowery hotel cemetery

Hidden New York: Bowery hotel cemetery

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Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#1 Feb 12, 2014
Bowery Hotel guests who gaze through the lobby's back window often admire the tranquil green lawn located behind the building. But few realize that they're actually glimpsing a hidden cemetery. (Part of the confusion: the deceased are interred in underground marble vaults marked by plaques, not tombstones.) Founded in 1830, the New York Marble Cemetery, located in what is now the East Village, is the City's oldest nondenominational public burial ground—and also one of the hardest to find. The cemetery gate is located at the end of a narrow alley leading from Second Avenue; it's typically unlocked to visitors only for a few hours on the fourth Sunday of each month from April to October. —AB

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