Green-Wood Cemetery Opens Its Gates To Runners For One Day Only

Green-Wood Cemetery Opens Its Gates To Runners For One Day Only

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President Obama is scheduled to visit Pathways in Technology Early College High School, which is located two miles from Prospect Park in Crown Heights. He praised the school in his State of the Union address for its innovative program.

Obama’s visit is expected to bring traffic tie-ups in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and other nearby neighborhoods from about 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The president’s helicopter will reportedly be landing at the park. The president has used heliports in Lower Manhattan, but this time he will reportedly arrive in the park: on Tuesday, two Marine Corps helicopters were spotted landing there, presumably as part of preparations for the visit.

As an accommodation to those inconvenienced by the closure of Prospect Park on October 25th due to President Obama’s visit, Brooklyn’s Historic Green-Wood Cemetery will open its gates to runners between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Friday.
 
Cemetery officials stress that this is a one-day only accommodation.  Jogging on Cemetery grounds is otherwise strictly prohibited.
 
Runners can enter Green-Wood at either 25th Street and 5th Avenue; or at 35th Street and 4th Avenue.  Parking is available at the 25th Street entrance, between the entrance gate and the iconic Gothic Arch.
 
Joggers are asked to show proper respect for those who are grieving or visiting the final resting places of family members and loved ones.
 
A National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood sits on 478-acres and offers park-like beauty with verdant lawns, four glacial ponds, as well as a noted Chapel, and sculptures and monuments by the leading artists and architects of their time.
 
Among the almost 600,000 souls interred at Green-Wood are Leonard Bernstein,  Charles Lewis Tiffany, Charles Ebbets, Boss Tweed, Currier and Ives, more than 5,000 Civil War soldiers, DeWitt Clinton, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Samuel Morse, famous composers and artists, and others.
 
Green-Wood is easily accessible by subway: From the Atlantic/Barclays Center stop in Brooklyn, take the R train to 25th. Walk east one block to Green-Wood at 5th Avenue and 25th Street.
 
To access a digital map of Green-Wood click here.
 
For more information about Green-Wood go to: www.green-wood.com
 

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