The Cunningham-Burdell murder case scandalized and fascinating 1850s New York society. Emma Hempstead Cunningham was a widow with five children and Dr. Harvey Burdell a dentist with a thriving practice when they met and began a tumultuous relationship. 214 more words
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It might sound a little macabre to our modern sensibilities.
But in a city with almost no public parks until the late 19th century, what better place was there to take in the fresh air and views of New York Harbor and enjoy the natural landscape than a burial ground? 135 more words
“Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery” is a new public art project by the famous French artist Sophie Calle. Kicking off on the 29th and 30th of April, visitors of the historical Green-Wood Cemetery in New York will have a chance to bury their deepest and darkest secrets in a marble grave designed by Calle herself. 187 more words
December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a significant neo-expressionist artist in the late-70s/early-80s New York City pop-cultural scene. Rising to notoriety as a street artist (he comprised half of the graffiti-art duo, SAMO), Basquiat eventually found a following in various galleries in Manhattan. 183 more words