Friday, October 28, 2011

☞ WALK: Trinity Cemetery for Halloween

Sunday, October 30th, 11:00 AM, Trinity Cemetery Walking Tour by Eric K. Washington, starting at Audubon Terrace,  Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets, $15. The New York Post features Harlem Historian Eric K.Washington's upcoming weekend tour of Manhattan's most famous cemetery which will be a perfect historic Halloween excursion: LINK.  One famous figure was left out of article so we decided to re-post on one of the most notable New York City women of the 19th century:

Trinity Cemetary, on the northwest border of Harlem and Southern reaches of Washington Heights, rest some of New York's most reputable (and some not so reputable) families. Eliza Jumel could be said to be an example of the two. From her "working girl" roots, she was able to marry the most successful wine merchant in Manhattan and thus became the wealthiest woman in New York City circa 1804. Famous for being rich and more than a bit scandalous, this Evita of the early 19th century has her tomb on the same grounds as the Astor family. Read more about her interesting life and the mansion that bears her namesake: LINK.

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