10. Green-Wood Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery entrance gate

A patient is brought into New Amsterdam Hospital, allegedly digging up his fiancé’s grave at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. This cemetery was originally designed as a “rural” cemetery in 1838 away from the urbanizing areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn, but the neighborhood of Sunset Park rose around it. The cemetery has views of New York Harbor and lower Manhattan, and in 1860 was the second most popular tourist site in the state with over 500,000 visitors a year. Green-Wood Cemetery is home to over 560,000 “permanent residents,” including Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed and other notable people.