Green-Wood Cemetery: Entrance

The Gothic Revival main entrance gate building was designed by Richard M. Upjohn and built in 1861 with Bellville brownstone. The gateways feature sculptured groups designed by John M. Moffitt that depict biblical scenes. The center spire is home to a group of monk parakeets that are descended from South American birds that escaped their cages in the 1960s from Idlewild Airport (now JFK) a few miles to the southeast.

Green-Wood Cemetery
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Main entrance off Fifth Avenue
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Main entrance gate building
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East side, Fifth Avenue gate building
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Main entrance gate building (viewed from the east)
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Main entrance gate building (viewed from the east)
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Parrot nests
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City Landmark marker on main entrance gate building
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National Historic Landmark marker near front gate

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