Spooky Places

Posted Tue, 10/17/06

Just in time for Halloween - Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery: New York's Buried Treasure.

The article (originally published by the Associated Press in September 2006) touches on the history of Green-Wood Cemetery, where nearly 600,000 people are buried.

Some of the more famous inhabitants include "former Brooklyn Dodgers owner Charles Ebbets, composer Leonard Bernstein, telegraph inventor Samuel Morse, political boss William Tweed, mobster Joey Gallo, 'The Wizard of Oz' star Frank Morgan (he played the Wizard); actress Laura Keene, who was onstage at Ford's Theater when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and Bill 'The Butcher' Poole, the inspiration for Daniel Day Lewis' brutal character in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York," among others.