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To Do This Weekend: Visit the Green-Wood Cemetery and an Old-Fashioned Bookshop

SATURDAY, October 18

New York may be dead during the weekend, but that rarely causes people to hang out at a cemetery. Except for now. That is what we are doing this weekend. 282 more words

Autumn comes to Green-Wood

“I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.” 336 more words
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Kind Words for the Gay Graves Tour

“So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the pith of each man’s genius contracts itsel f to a very few hours.” 123 more words

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Visiting Gay Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery | Brooklyn

“Anyone here know Bethesda Fountain?” Phil asks the gathered group of men (and one woman). “The statue is known as the Angel of the Waters, and its sculptor happens to be our first lesbian artist on the tour.” 919 more words

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1853: The English House Sparrows Who Took Up House and Hotel in Manhattan

There was a time when residents of New York City could not stroll through one of the city’s many parks without confronting what The New York Times… 1,660 more words

New York History

The Gay Graves Tour, Autumn Edition

“Bores put you in a mental cemetery while you are still walking.” —Elsa Maxwell (1883–1963)

There will be nothing boring about the Gay Graves Tour… 439 more words
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Inventing Amusements

“The designing and construction of a successful and popular amusement device is no small task. The prime factors are Novelty, Simplicity, Safety, Capacity, Moderate Cost, and last but not least, Thrill.” … 931 more words

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