The backgrounds of the three New York City African Burial Grounds that were recovered in the past 20 years: Harlem, East New York, and Lower Manhattan.More
A list of 10 tombs to visit in Recoleta Cemetery, the last stop for Argentina’s most celebrated (and controversial) presidents, intellectuals, and entertainers.More
Dead Horse Beach is littered with glass, trash and bones. Courtesy of Diana Huang.
Despite the scarcity of open space, New York City has its share of famous cemeteries from the historic Woodlawn, Green-Wood and New York Marble Cemeteries to the lesser-known “Potter’s Field” on Hart Island. Beyond human remains, however, the city and surrounding areas are …More
In the lower level of the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Little Italy is a labyrinth of vaults for bodies. The crypts beneath the cathedral belong to bankers, lawyers, captains of industry, merchants, and even to Civil War-era generals.More
One of the largest cemeteries in NYC, Queens’ Calvary Cemetery boasts over 3 million burials, a number greater than the living population of the borough. Explore this city of the dead with us as we uncover its hidden cultural and architectural treasures.More