Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY, created in 1838 is New York City's most beautiful hidden gem. Easily accessabile by subway, the R train to Bklyn, 25 St station, walk up 1 block. Free parking anywhere inside the High Gothic Victorian Maingate (created by Richard Upjohn & Son, sculpted by John Moffit, who created Trinity Church on Wall St) on 25 St & 5th Ave. It is a National Historic Landmark that was the 2nd most visited tourist attraction in the USA in the 19th century. It was the very first green space for NYC and was utilized by the Victorians as a place to picnic and take a horse & carriage tour. Green-Wood was fashioned after Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France. Almost 175 years old, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, 8000 mature trees, a ton of famous people buried there including Leonard Bernstein, Horace Greeley, Boss Tweed, DeWitt Clinton,  Samuel Morse, Steinway, Pierrepont, Louis Comfort Tiffany, early baseball legends, thousands of civil war veterans, and more recently, the artist Jean Michel Basquiat in addition to many other famous artists. Stunning views of the Manhattan skyline from atop Battle Hill, 200ft above sea level which is a battlefield from the Revoluntionary War "Battle of Brooklyn". Did you know that Minerva, the sister statue to the Statue of Liberty built in 1920 by Charles Higgins (Higgins India Ink fame) is in a direct surveyors line to The Statue of Liberty?  But beyond all that, strolling quietly through Green-Wood (it's 478 magnificent acres!) is like a walk back in time. Beautiful. Victorian, Serene, Peaceful, Scenic, Historic & Pastoral. Every turn affords you a new vista. While there, visit the beautiful Historic Chapel created by Warren & Wetmore who also created Grand Central Terminal).  Do yourself a favor, you wont regret it. Carve out some time and go there and be amazed!. Do not miss this spectacular place. It's an amazing experience. Oh! And they conduct trolley tours, by the official Green-Wood Historic Fund tour guides,  every week on Wednesday at 1:00 PM and the 2nd and last Sunday of the month at 1:00 PM.. Also, there are specially themed walking tours. You can check their website for details and upcoming events.