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Haunted New York Cemeteries

St Pauls Churchyard, NYC

Some New York cemeteries are lovely, some are creepy, and some are… haunted. And that shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, New York City has always been crowded. Space and real estate are such limited (and valuable) commodities that disposing of the dead has posed some unique challenges. Potter’s fields have become treasured parks […]

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Till Death Do Us Part: The Love Story of Jonathan Reed

Brooklyn merchant Jonathan Reed was devoted to his wife Mary. When she died in 1893, he bought a mausoleum in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, in which she was laid to rest, along with an empty coffin for him. According to the New York Times, Reed furnished the tomb “just like a living room in a fine […]

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