Second of Three: NYC’s Oldest and Most Hidden Cemeteries

Last night before going to see Sleep No More, my friend Chaz and I met up at this hidden gem of a cemetery to document and take some photos for my article. That’s what I call “Killing two birds with one (tomb)stone.” (::uproarious laughter::….But really though.) Chaz took these photos for me while I ogled […]

The Mysterious Case of Esther Ennis

Earlier this week I wrote an article about Calvary Cemetery in Queens. In the article I made a brief mention of a young woman who was the “first burial in Calvary,” in 1848. Her name was Esther Ennis. She was only 29 years old when she died, and according to “legend” she died of a […]

Third of Three: NYC’s Oldest and Most Hidden Cemeteries

Last week I went to get a haircut, and of course me being me, I found my self in a cemetery instead. Down the street from the salon I was going to go to, I passed a surprise hidden gem. I had heard of the three “Spanish Portvgvese Synagogve” cemeteries that are sort of hidden […]

Mt. Zion Cemetery: A Snow Covered Past

Over more than 120 years old, Mt.Zion Cemetery has accumulated 210,000 burials, in only 78 acres of land. Certainly making it a little rough on the casket leg room. Its claustrophobic nature is one of the first things that caught my eye about this fascinating cemetery. The reason there have been so many internments in […]