The oldest privately owned, nonsectarian burial ground in Manhattan is hidden in the interior of the block accessed by a 100 foot alley on Second Avenue. The 156 family-owned underground burial vaults (not on view) are surrounded by a 12 foot tall marble wall with name plaques on the walls. Discover this secret green space, hidden in plain sight amidst the bustle of the East Village. Dogs must be kept on-leash, and there is no smoking or ball playing permitted in the cemetery.
Image Credit: New York Marble Cemetery