What you can make out is “RIP.” The rest of the letters might have once said “Big Al,” but you can’t be sure. Green-Wood is huge, and security can’t reach everywhere, but this defacement of a tree stands out. I want to go back in time, slap the knife from the hooligan’s hand and ask him, for we know it’s a him, “Does this really make you feel better?”
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That’s a patriotic carnation, left on a grave for Veteran’s Day, that is now among the leaves at Green-Wood Cemetery.
Time and the elements have not been kind to the statues at Green-Wood Cemetery, the decay can also be beautiful.
This corner of Green-Wood Cemetery, where 20th Street meets Seventh Avenue, undulates every which way. The hill rises steeply from the street; all in all, it’s an unkind environment for headstones.