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Explore NYC's Cemeteries; South Village Preservation Watch

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NEW YORK CITY?Get in the mood for Halloween with a stroll through New York City's burial grounds. The Obscura Society is hosting tours of four different graveyards throughout the boroughs. Guests can explore the rarely-opened catacombs of Brooklyn's Green-Wood cemetery, the off-limits Marble Cemetery in the East Village, the 400-acres of the Bronx's Woodlawn Cemetery, or one of New York's oldest Jewish cemeteries in Queens. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]

SOUTH VILLAGE?The Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation teamed up with actor John Leguizamo to launch a video campaign for preservation of the South Village. Part of the South Village is protected by the Greenwich Village Historic District, but GVSHP wants the whole area landmarked. Preservationists fear that the NYU expansion and Hudson Square rezoning "threaten to further erode [the South Village's] historic character. [CurbedWire Inbox; video]