Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hamilton Heights, Broadway Between 155th and 153rd Streets

Mary Sargent © 2008 ……… click to enlarge

As I started to say last night, Trinity Church, downtown, purchased this property in 1842 and created Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum after New York passed an ordinance prohibiting further burials in lower Manhattan. The thing to know is it's the last remaining active cemetery in Manhattan. That means you can be buried there! Ed Koch just bought a plot.

I wanted to get inside. It won't happen here. Right here on Broadway, they have this rusted and chained gate. They ought to be able to do better than that. Active, but not welcoming.

Mary Sargent © 2008 ……… click to enlarge

Not an entrance in sight. I'm not giving up.

Mary Sargent © 2008 ………. click to enlarge

This is looking across Broadway to the eastern part of the cemetery next to the Church of the Intercession.

See map.

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