Posted in NYC | pictures | venues on November 15, 2012

Greenwood Cemetary

Located just a few blocks below Prospect Park, Brooklyn's historical Green-Wood Cemetery was one of the many places that took a hit from Hurricane Sandy.

On the night of Monday, October 29 and into Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy battered much of the East Coast, including Green-Wood Cemetery.

Trees were uprooted; branches were snapped off; monuments were toppled and shattered. Green-Wood president, Richard J. Moylan tweeted early Tuesday morning that it is the worst damage he has ever seen in over 40 years on our grounds, adding that "more than 100 trees gone, hundreds are damaged and scores of monuments are badly damaged."

Over the past few days, Green-Wood's talented staff and grounds crew have been invaluable to our efforts to recover from the damage. We are extremely grateful to our members, fans, friends, and neighbors who've expressed their support for Green-Wood.

Check out some pictures of the devastation below, and contribute to Green-Wood's recovery by donating to the effort if you can or by adopting or planting a tree.

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Greenwood Cemetary

Greenwood Cemetary

Greenwood Cemetary

Greenwood Cemetary

Greenwood Cemetary

Greenwood Cemetary

Greenwood Cemetary

Greenwood Cemetary

Greenwood Cemetary

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Comments (3)

that stinks greenwood is an amazing place.
I hope they are able to make the repairs.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2012 10:35 AM

Country clubs and cemeteries are the biggest wastes of prime real estate! Dead people? They don't need to be buried nowadays. Ecology, right? Ask Wang. He'll tell you. We just bought property behind the Great Wall. On the good side!

Posted by a. czervik | November 15, 2012 12:59 PM

I was going to donate to the living, but as we all can see, the dead require our help as well, and everybody loves you when you're dead, soooooo...

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 10:16 AM

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