Last week a massive vandalism ravaged monuments and plaques at Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery. Damage is estimated at $100,000.
This story from the New York Daily News chronicles the destruction. It’s sad and really mystifying — these are massive structures being toppled. Someone put a lot of strength and willpower into a thoroughly rotten impulse.
The cemetery is attempting to contact descendants connected with the ruined monuments (not easy, given the age of some of the graves), as well as raise funds for repairs. More at Green-wood’s blog.