green-wood cemetery

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green-wood cemetery
500 25th st
kings county, new york 11232

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Inside this cemetery (established in 1825) is Battle Hill, the highest natural point in Brooklyn (220 ft tall) and a pivotal spot during the largest battle of the American Revolution- the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776.

The cemetery itself contains the final resting place for many famous and infamous Americans: composer Leonard Bernstein, inventor Samuel F.B. Morse, political operative Boss Tweed, and notorious thug Bill the Butcher (dramatized in Scorsese's Gangs of New York).

photo: mirsasha@flckr