Clink on the link above. Read this story, tell me what you think in the comments section.

That place scared the shit out of me. Just walking by would creep me out.


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  1. Kathy G. says:

    Disrespectful to our loved ones who have been laid to REST in Green-Wood. Not an appropriate place to have “very cool events” as the author of the article refers to it.

  2. Willy Wickham says:

    I’ve always liked Green Wood. The ashes of two family members are in the urn garden near the 25th street entrance so I get there fairly often and it is beautiful with a pond full of those foot long gold fish. At least I think they are gold fish. In the summer there is the bonus of scantily clad sun bathers using an area just inside the 25th street entrance. It’s unusual to see so much life in a cemetery.
    When we were kids George Ryan would borrow his father’s Impala and a bunch of us would drive in past the guards looking mournful until we passed, then drive through those winding roads at 60 MPH with real mourners jumping out of the way. We called these “cemetery runs”. No, it wasn’t very nice but it was fun.

  3. Mudge says:

    You sparked my memory once again . Back in the day we use to go hang out in greenwood some of the graves were covered with ivory. IF you layed down know body could see you. One of favoret things was to lay down and have one of the other guys walk some body by and I would jump up wish we could of had you there. Later on when a lot of guys got hooked on drugs they did a thing we called ghouling they would break the name plates off the tombstones witch were made of brass. You could sell this for about twelve cents a pound. With all the stupid things I did as a kid this Iam. glade to say this is not one of them. It never sat right with me.

  4. tommy fraser says:

    Do you rember Stuie Berger, the son of Ray& Otto from the candy store .Well he is in Green-Wood. He was a diet DR.,pretty famous too. He died from complications of obeastity. There were plenty of mistakes in the artical,like it was founded in 1833 not 1838,also there are over 600,000 people in there. The history is incredible, from 31 civil war generals(one from the south)to the Wizard of OZ, the actor Frank Morgan(buried under his real name Frank Wupperman).It also is some of the only original topography left in Brooklyn take a walk in there and you will understand why the Dutch named it BREUkLIN which means broken land.Take a tour it’s worth it.

  5. Kathy G. says:

    Sorry. I was trying to bring awareness to how Green-Wood has become another 6 Flags amusement park for the hipsters. I guess no one read the gothamist article.

  6. DON CUSH says:

    Lots of great pictures. When I was a teenager, since I lived around the corner, we spent a great deal of time in Greenwood drinking beer. Many legends and stories in that cemetery. I particularly like the Fireman on McDonald avenue. We used to throw water at people passing outside the fence and watch them in their confusion

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