This Used to Be a Cemetery, A Walking Tour with Allison C. Meier
Most New Yorkers were once buried in Manhattan, but what happened to their graves? Now obliterated beneath parks, buildings, and expanded streets, these cemeteries often have little surviving physical evidence. This tour will explore their lost history, and unearth the overlooked ways in which these former sites of death still influence the city we know today.
Meet: James J. Walker Park, 8 Leroy Street
Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer and researcher focused on art, architecture, and history. Previously, she was a staff writer at Hyperallergic, and the senior editor at Atlas Obscura. She is a licensed NYC sightseeing guide who regularly leads tours in NYC cemeteries.
James J. Walker Park (View)
8 Leroy Street
10014, NY 10004