Tag Archives: Manhattan

St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery Churchyard and Cemetery

St. Mark’s Church stands on the site of the chapel built in 1660 by Peter Stuyvesant, the last governor of Dutch New Amsterdam, and its grounds are all that remain of Stuyvesant’s vast “bouwerie,” or farm.  Stuyvesant was interred in … Continue reading

Posted in churchyards, Manhattan, religious cemeteries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

St Luke’s Churchyard

The Church of St. Luke-in-the-Fields, on Hudson Street between Christopher and Barrow, was founded in 1820 by a group of prominent residents of Greenwich Village who were desirous of an Episcopal church to serve their community.  Construction of their church, … Continue reading

Posted in churchyards, Manhattan | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Paul’s Churchyard

Located directly across from the World Trade Center site, St. Paul’s Chapel and churchyard stand in testimony to the church’s unique history and the special role it played following the events of September 11th, 2001.  The chapel, which is the … Continue reading

Posted in churchyards, Manhattan | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carmine Street Lutheran Cemetery

In 1808, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew purchased six lots of land on the east side of St. John’s Cemetery in Greenwich Village to serve as a Lutheran burial ground. Adjacent to but separate from St. John’s, the … Continue reading

Posted in Manhattan, religious cemeteries | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

St. John’s Cemetery

In 1890, the City of New York selected St. John’s Cemetery, located on the east side of Hudson Street between Clarkson and Leroy Streets in Greenwich Village, as a site for a new public park.  The property, which was connected … Continue reading

Posted in Manhattan, religious cemeteries | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments