What’s the Buzz Between the Tombstones?

The final resting place of celebrities who created a buzz when they were alive, is now the home to some 600,000 honeybees and a beekeeping operation that continue the buzz between the tombstones.  Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery allows beekeeper Davin Larson to run the beekeeping operation on the cemetery grounds near 500 acres of rolling hills.  Upon visiting the cemetery, Larson knew that the grounds were the perfect place to keep bees in the city; the cemetery is one of the larger green areas in the city. Green-Wood Cemetery is also granting Larson to sell the churned out honey outside of […]

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Buying A Used Final Resting Place

Not interested in designing or building your forever home?  There is a niche market that will help you locate and bid on a slightly used final resting place. Are you desiring top-quality granite exterior, marble interior, high ceiling, and custom-made windows?  Then you may be interested in Rev. Norman Vincent Peale's mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in New York City that has been vacant since the 1950s.  This modest mausoleum sleeps eight and is selling for $750,000 with the option of personalizing the entrance with your last name. In New York, where the city revolves around real estate, it stands to […]

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Cemetery Car Show Cancelled

Cemeteries carry a reputation as a place for mourning, grief, and sadness for those who visit the grounds.  The fear embedded in those who will never set foot in a cemetery is contributed to cemeteries being personified as scary, forbidden lands.  While these stereotypes of cemeteries have existed since their existence, some cemeteries are taking steps to change the community members’ minds.  Recently, cemeteries are offering to host events on their grounds to welcome all community members to enjoy the grounds.  However, cemeteries attempting to change their public perception has led to complaints from those who use the cemetery for […]

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