Yesterday, stumbling around the East Village on our way to get some badly needed Vietnamese sandwiches at Paris, Rae and I stumbled upon something that I've repeatedly dreamed of finding. Through a small iron gate that I never remembered seeing before and down a short dark alley, we suddenly found ourselves in a large grass field with nobody in it but the two old ladies minding the entrance.
We had discovered the Marble Cemetery, a burial ground consisting entirely of hidden underground vaults leaving the land above empty. They've been fixing it up since 2000. It's free to the public but only open a day or so a month (mark your calendars). It's magic!
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