Green-Wood vandalized: who would do this?

Just got this e-mail via Green-Wood’s historian’s blog, and we are VERY upset to say the least. Who in their right mind (and that may be the point) would inflict such senseless damage to such a historical place…let alone desecrate graves like this.

Ken Taylor, Green-Wood’s long-time vice president for operations, estimates that the damage is “well in excess of $100,000.”

Hopefully the police are working in tandem with Green-Wood’s staff to hopefully find whomever (and I’d have to think it’s several people) did this terrible damage.

If you are able, please make a donation to their Historic Fund that will go directly to the restoration of these beautiful monuments. And obviously if anyone hears anything about this crime, call the 72nd Pct. (718.965.6311)  immediately or Green-Wood (718.768.7300). And certainly post your thoughts here or on their blog. Just disgusting!

More updates when we have them. But do read the blog post!

NEWS REPORTS (we’ll add updated news as we hear about it):

Brownstoner: Green-Wood Cemetery Vandalized

CBS New York: Vandals Desecrate More Than 50 Memorials, Monuments At Historic Brooklyn Cemetery

NYDN: Green-Wood Cemetery vandalized: Ghoulish thugs do $100,000 damage, trash more than 50 graves at historic Brooklyn cemetery

Huffington Post: Green-Wood Cemetery, Historic Brooklyn Graveyard, Vandalized

DNAinfo: Vandals Cause $100K in Damage at Green-Wood Cemetery

NY Post: It’s ‘rest in pieces’

Gothamist: Photos: Green-Wood Cemetery Vandals Destroyed 19th Century Monuments

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Green-Wood Cemetery vandalized, damage $100,000

Brooklyn Daily: Thugs rip through historic burial ground, toppling statues and tombstones

Brooklyn Magazine: Vandalism In Green-Wood Cemetery May Be Its Worst Ever

News 12 Brooklyn: Vandals cause $100K in damage at Greenwood Cemetery

Park Slope Stoop: Donate to Restore Vandalized Gravestones

  • Raanan Geberer

    Anyone know of any other times there were large amounts of vandalism at Green-Wood? I seem to remember at least one or two.

  • ccgh

    Raana, Jeff Richman mentions in his blog post this is by far the worst damage they have ever seen.

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