New York Discovery

Yesterday was a glorious day to roam the city. As usual,Banco Popular, (nicknmame for my husband) and I walked the city. We are both New Yorkers and have lived many decades in this wonderful city. So to our surprise, we found a New York treasure.Imagine after so many years we found something that I believe most of New York does not know about. Okay, I’m going to share…NEW YORK MARBLE CEMETARY. Sounds weird, but this beautiful secret garden built in 1830, located on 2nd Avenue, between 2 and 3rd Street was a combination of heaven and earth. Hidden between the tenaments, you pass through iron gates and voila, a charming open space of trees, benches and no grave sites. All the tombs are buried ten feet below with only markers on the walls. I strolled along enjoying the serenity, admiring the trees and then sat on a bench in awe. I inquired and was told this remarkable space is available for party rentals. I cannot think of a more perfect venue for any celebration of life.

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