St. Paul’s (nearly) invincible Churchyard

St. Paul’s Chapel and Churchyard opened in 1766. At this moment, that brings the structures age to approximately 248 years old. It is the oldest public building still in use in NYC, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960. With approximately 1,000 interments in a space smaller than 1/4 of a city block, […]

Second of Three: NYC’s Oldest and Most Hidden Cemeteries

Last night before going to see Sleep No More, my friend Chaz and I met up at this hidden gem of a cemetery to document and take some photos for my article. That’s what I call “Killing two birds with one (tomb)stone.” (::uproarious laughter::….But really though.) Chaz took these photos for me while I ogled […]

The Mysterious Case of Esther Ennis

Earlier this week I wrote an article about Calvary Cemetery in Queens. In the article I made a brief mention of a young woman who was the “first burial in Calvary,” in 1848. Her name was Esther Ennis. She was only 29 years old when she died, and according to “legend” she died of a […]