Cultural Sites

Trinity Church Cemetery & Church of the Intercession

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The Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum and the Church of the Intercession form the southern border of Washington Heights. The non-denominational cemetery is the only active one in Manhattan, the resting place of John James Audubon, whose estate this originally was; Clement Clarke Moore (A Visit From Saint Nicholas); actor Jerry Orbach; Mayor Ed Koch; and other notables. The cemetery runs from 153rd to 155th Streets and from Riverside Drive on the west to Amsterdam Avenue on the east. The Church of the Intercession hosts a great series of jazz concerts in its crypt.

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