Virtual Talk: City of the Dead — Calvary Cemetery, Queens


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If you've traveled through LaGuardia airport there's a good chance you've driven past Calvary Cemetery, in Queens. The seemingly endless rolling tombstones bank one side of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, presenting a city of the dead right in front of the Manhattan skyline in the distance. In terms of interments, Calvary Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the United States. With three million, the dead outnumber the 2.2 million living in Queens. But Calvary is more about sheer expanse. The stories within its walls tell of the development of the city, its life-blood: the immigrants that make New York City what it is today. Author Jessica Ferri will present a virtual tour through Calvary Cemetery from her recently published book, Silent Cities New York: Hidden Histories of the Region's Cemeteries.

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