Tag: Congregation Shearith Israel

Second & Third Cemeteries of Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue Shearith Israel

Today is a rare day on Off the Grid:  we are combining two of our ongoing blog series: Many Layers of History and Beyond the Village and Back. In our Many Layers of History series, we look at the history around intersections in

Tales from the Crypt: Greenwich Village as seen through its burial sites

Burial spaces serve a wide variety of purposes: religious, political, socioeconomic.  For example, a graveyard might demarcate the boundary of a church or private property, while the kind of interment that was undertaken (burial, cremation, mausoleum) might give insight into

The interior of the New York (left) and New York City (right) Marble Cemeteries. Photo courtesy of Bob Estremera.

Deadly History

With today being Halloween, we thought we would take a look at … dead bodies in the Village! You can tune out the ominous laughter you may be hearing right about now, today’s post is actually about some fabulous historic