Meet the notable actors, musicians, politicians, and other New Yorkers who call its cemeteries home
New York’s celebrity contingent doesn’t just occupy swanky Upper East Side mansions and cool downtown lofts; if you head to the outer boroughs, you’ll find a plethora of famous New Yorkers who have chosen the city as their home…for eternity. A large number of famous folks are buried in NYC’s cemeteries, such as Green-Wood in Brooklyn or Woodlawn in the Bronx. And while cemetery-creeping isn’t an activity that everyone enjoys, many of these graveyards are open to the public, should you want to make a pilgrimage. Here, then, are 25 of the most famous residents of New York City’s cemeteries, including New York City politicos and power brokers (Ed Koch, Fiorello La Guardia, Robert Moses), musicians, artists, socialites, and more. Did we leave your favorite person off? Let us know in the comments or on the tipline.