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Green-Wood Cemetery is beautiful. If the bbq crowds at Prospect, Sunset, Owl's Head, and Reid parks get too much, and you still want some greenery and strolling grounds, stop by the Cemetery.

You can check out cool grave markers, look at all the names and dates, peek at the stained glass, watch birds, admire the view from the highest point in Brooklyn, or just have a very pleasant walk.

Bring a bottle of water and good walking shoes. The place is huge. You can pick up a handy-dandy map of the cemetery at the main gate on 25th Street or on 8th Avenue and 20th Street. Check out the web site for more information and to see who is buried there.

Address: 500 25th Street (off 5th Avenue)
Directions: Take the R train to 25th Street and walk up to 5th Avenue
Phone: 718 768 7300
Website: http://www.green-wood.com

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  • Written Jun 11, 2005
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