4. John James Audubon Found his Final Home and Resting Place Here
The Crypt is accessed through the Trinity Church Cemetery surrounding the Church of the Intercession. This cemetery and the surrounding blocks served as the homebase for John James Audubon, the naturalist and artist known for his work in ornithology (the study of birds).
Audubon’s original home at 765 Riverside Drive (at 157th Street) is no longer there. However, the area is still known by many as Audubon Park, and there are several stunning and colorful larger-than-life murals on buildings surrounding the Church of the Intercession that feature Audubon’s beloved birds.
Audubon is buried in Trinity Church Cemetery and there is a large imposing monument erected there in his honor. Alfred D’Orsay Tennyson Dickens, the son of Charles Dickens, author Ralph Waldo Ellison, Mayor Ed Koch, Hercules Mulligan of Hamilton fame, and actor Jerry Orbach are buried there, too.