Green-Wood Cemetery’s 6th Annual Benefit

One of my favorite events of the year is Green-Wood’s Annual Benefit. Here’s we are with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and his lovely wife, Jamie. Marty was this year’s co-honoree and a well-deserved honor it was for all the support he has given to Green-Wood.

Calvary Cemetery Profile

My profile of historic Calvary Cemetery in Queens County, NY –where folklore has it that 3 million people are buried–is the cover story for June’s American Cemetery. As a funeral director, the figure of 3 million did not sound right. The NY Diocese was happy to provide me with the more appropriate –and still substantialContinue reading “Calvary Cemetery Profile”

My Cemetery Travels

  I took tour guide extraordinaire Marge Raymond’s trolley tour at Green-Wood Cemetery today. After the tour, Ruth Edebohls, another of Green-Wood’s tour guides, joined us, and we went exploring.  Despite having written a book about the place, Marge and Ruth showed me several sites I had never seen before. Green-Wood never ceases to amazeContinue reading “My Cemetery Travels”

Cruisin’ Brooklyn With Doris Amen

  While in Brooklyn to meet up with my friend Doris (a media favorite) and attend the wake of an industry friend, we made an impromptu stop at Green-Wood. “You want to take a walk before we go to the wake?” she asked. “Sure, I have sneakers in my car!” I responded, always up forContinue reading “Cruisin’ Brooklyn With Doris Amen”