Hey runners who frequent Prospect Park–it will be closed tomorrow because of security related to President Obama’s visit to the Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Crown Heights. Kindly enough, Green-Wood Cemetery has opened their gates and offered runners a sanctuary for one day only. On Friday, Oct. 25 you may run the paths of this National Historical Landmark form noon to 6pm. The cemetery is normally off limits to runners.
Runners can enter Green-Wood at either 25th St. and 5th Ave. or at 35th St. and 4th Ave. Parking is available at the 25th St. entrance, between the entrance gate and the iconic Gothic Arch.
You can read about the history of Green-wood, which was a popular afternoon picnicking spot in the 19th century, and about some of the notable New Yorkers who are interred there in our article, Our Famous Dead. More than 600,000 people, including Boss Tweed, Leonard Bernstein and Jean Michele Basquiat have been laid to rest in Green-Wood–be respectful to them all.