It's all too easy to walk right by New York's lesser-known burial grounds, which tend to be somewhat run-down?the tombstones eroding; the weeds encroaching?and sandwiched between myriad newer developments that have risen since. Many, too, are in Lower Manhattan, simply because it was the first part of the city to become densely populated. In this attempt to map out some of the city's hard-to-find historic cemeteries, though, we've tried to select sites in different parts of the five boroughs, as well as ones with somewhat quirky or heartfelt backstories (like Riverside Park's Amiable Child's Monument) or valiant preservation battle in their names (like the Brinckerhoff Cemetery in Fresh Meadows). We know we've missed a few, so tell us your favorites in the comments section or hit up the tipline with your favorite hidden resting spots. (You know, the kind for all eternity.) Let the thanatological explorations begin!
· Hidden Cemeteries Around Town [Forgotten NY]
· New York City Cemetery Project [official]
· 40 Secret Gardens, Parks And Green Spaces Hidden Across NYC [Curbed]