Tourists come to the Trinity Church cemetery and mausoleum in Washington Heights to learn about upper Manhattan’ s past. The 168-year-old burial ground provides the final resting place for many celebrated New Yorkers: John James Audubon, Clement Clarke Moore, Ralph Waldo Ellison, and Jerry Orbach, to name a few. Community Board 12 Historian James Renner serves as a knowledgeable guide past hundreds of tombs that stretch over two city blocks. Renner led a group of sightseers through the maze of graves on Sunday and allowed The Uptowner to tag along.
This video was produced at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for The Uptowner in October 2010.
Shot with a Canon Rebel T2i with an EF 17-40mm lens.
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