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Permanent New Yorkers: A Biographical Guide to the Cemeteries of New York

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Permanent New Yorkers brings a multitude of prominent New Yorkers back to life. In Manhattan you can visit New Amsterdam's first no-nonsense governor, Peter Stuyvesant, in St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery; the brilliant and querulous Alexander Hamilton in Trinity Churchyard off Wall Street; John James Audubon in Trinity Cemetery in Harlem; and John Lennon's garden memorial, Strawb ...more
Paperback, 1st, 405 pages
Published September 1st 1987 by Chelsea Green Pub Co
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This was the second of Culbertson and Randall's "Permanent" series, exploring the permanent residents of Paris, California, Italy, and London. This one feels like it covers a vast amount of territory, from offering multiple tours of Green-Wood and Woodlawn to capsule suggestions of quick trips to the Hartsdale Canine Cemetery, Belmont Racetrack, and the Quaker Cemetery of Brooklyn.

Some of the choices are strange. There's a scant paragraph about the New York Marble Cemetery, which holds the remna
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This gem of a book was a forerunner to the spate of cemetery books available today. For easy reference, Permanent New Yorkers is handily divided into chapters headed by the names of New York's most famous graveyards. Each chapter is further broken by either name or location of some of its most interesting permanent residents. A number of black & white photos augment certain monument descriptions. If you buy only one cemetery compendium, I suggest this one.
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