NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Long before Prospect Park, there was Green-Wood Cemetery.
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“You could in the 19th century come out of the tenements, come out of the urban center and be in a totally different world,” cemetery historian Jeff Richman told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond on Tuesday. “There’s no Metropolitan Museum, there’s no Brooklyn Museum. And so, you came to Green-Wood to see the sculpture of the leading artists of the period.”
“They were picnicking back then, they were touring back then,” he added.