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Green-Wood Cemetery has devised a new plan to take care of its 7,000-plus trees. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

Green-Wood Cemetery rolls out new tree-care initiatives

February 27 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The trees that shelter the dead at famous Green-Wood Cemetery also work 24/7 to protect the living. The trees capture and store about 250,000 pounds of atmospheric carbon annually. That’s the equivalent of 88.3 cars’ greenhouse gas emissions for a year. The trees remove around 12,000 pounds of pollutants from the air annually: ground-level ozone, […]

That's the Weir Greenhouse's new copper dome peeking over a construction fence. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

Conversion of historic Weir Greenhouse to Green-Wood’s visitor’s center underway

November 21 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The historic Weir Greenhouse across from Green-Wood Cemetery at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue is being restored to its former glory in preparation for use as a visitor’s center for the cemetery. The cemetery purchased the former greenhouse, which had rotting wood and broken glass, from McGovern Florist Inc. in 2012, according to Brownstoner. In […]

Jean-Michel Basquiat (at right), shown in this 1985 photo with fellow artist Andy Warhol, is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery. AP File Photo/Richard Drew

Do you know the way to Basquiat’s grave?

November 20 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

This would be a good time to make a pilgrimage to Basquiat’s grave in Green-Wood Cemetery. The legendary artist, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 1988, is on New Yorkers’ minds these days. Work he painted in collaboration with Andy Warhol is on display in a blockbuster retrospective of the latter’s art at […]