The 478-acre Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, founded in 1838, was one of “America’s first rural cemeteries.” The official website of the cemetery boasts 560,000 “permanent residents”, but no information on rental options (joking, but a legit issue!). The map on the website has a wonderfully large resolution which allows you to zoom in and see the names of each and every path and avenue. Yes, each and every tiny path is named. The pattern the paths create make the cemetery look like a cluster of neurons or a family of amoebae. Zoom in and scroll around this biological-looking burial ground.
The cemetery boasts many famous residents including Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), and Horace Greeley (1811-1872). All graves are locatable on the Burial Search feature of their website.You can check out the map for yourself here, and read more about the cemetery on its website.
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