Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
Extraordinarily beautiful cemetery. Bonus point if you spot all four former New York Mayors resting in peace.
Only active cemetery in Manhattan, beautiful cemetery with many revolutionary war tombs.
Opened 1697. Graciousness sufficient to insure heavenly salvation. The likes of Audubon, Mme. Jumel, & Ed Koch preside over goth wonders. Suitable for dark humors. If it's any consolation, local historian Eric Washington's guided tours are among the best you'll take of anywhere.
Point of Interest
“The first building opened in 1907 and housed the American Numismatic Society. Soon followed by the Hispanic Society of America. In 1909-1912 the Spanish-language Church of Our Lady of Esperanza was built and the Museum of the American Indian joined in 1922. In 1923 the American Academy of Arts and Letters moved into a building. At its center, in front of the main building of the Hispanic Society of America, stands a monument honoring El Cid Campeador.”
“Eclectic decorations and strong cocktails. While primarily a bar, they have an all-you-can drink brunch on Sundays and the occasional drag queen performance.”
“Museum closed for renovations through late 2019; library open by appointment; free off-site programming. The Hispanic Society of America is a museum and library dedicated to Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American culture and art. The Hispanic Society’s extensive collection is one of the finest outside Spain and features paintings, sculptures, textiles, archaeological finds and other historical relics. It is situated on Audubon Terrace, and the surrounding neighborhood is abundant with authentic Spanish and Latin American cuisine. And best of all, admission is free.”
“I love this little spot. Super comfy vibe and sweet back patio. Bring your laptop and java it up!”