Wildman of Rockaway Beach

The Wildman of Rockaway Beach

Anyone with an interest in Bigfoot is aware that New York has its fair share of Bigfoot sightings. Sure, when most people think of New York, they are mainly thinking of New York City – skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty, subways, Time Square, and millions of people. It’s the city that never sleeps. But most […]

St. Paul’s (nearly) invincible Churchyard

St. Paul’s Chapel and Churchyard opened in 1766. At this moment, that brings the structures age to approximately 248 years old. It is the oldest public building still in use in NYC, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960. With approximately 1,000 interments in a space smaller than 1/4 of a city block, […]

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 […]

Calvary Cemetery: 3 Million (and 1) Souls

When I moved to Queens, I knew that I was entering a new realm, where the living are outnumbered by the dead by outrageous proportions. Perhaps one of the most well known cemeteries in this area is Calvary Cemetery. Calvary has the largest number of interments in the entire United States. (Over 3 million currently […]

Photo of the Week: Woodland Cemetery, Staten Island, NY

This week’s photo was taken at Woodland Cemetery on Staten Island, New York. Established in 1854, Woodland Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries on Staten Island, and is still active to this day. Though the cemetery is still active, it has fallen into disrepair and many of the older areas of the cemetery are […]