On Sunday, May 4, the East Village’s New York City Marble Cemetery opened to the community for a few hours on a perfect spring day. Families and friends gathered on the perennially green and well-manicured lawn
My visit was totally unplanned. I had the good fortune of spying a poster on a street light that had just been left by one of the cemetery’s caretakers near Marble Cemetery’s location on 2nd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. One of the trustees of the cemetery, Ian Fraser, graciously answered questions including whether it was possible that a hotel could someday be built on this site. He assured me that the site’s landmark status would like prevent any such development, but you can never say never.
To view Part I of the New York City Marble Cemetery video, please click the “play” button below:
Play “Part II” to hear the story of the most famous resident in the cemetery (Or, is it non-resident?), James Monroe:
May 6th, 2008
Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City