At Green-Wood Cemetery, the top of this monument was knocked off a pedestal by a falling tree. Photo courtesy of Green-Wood Cemetery
By Raanan Geberer
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Just like during Hurricane Irene last year, Prospect Park and neighboring Green-Wood Cemetery in mid-Brooklyn both experienced extensive damage due to Hurricane Sandy.
At Green-Wood, at least 100 trees were lost, many ripped from the roots, and hundreds of additional trees were damaged. In addition, dozens of monuments were damaged, many due to falling tree limbs and trees.
At Prospect Park, more than 100 trees were also damaged or destroyed, according to a park spokesman. The Lincoln Playground was also damaged. Fortunately, none of the park’s well-known structures, such as the Audubon Center or the Carousel, sustained any damage, he said.
On Tuesday, April 15, at 2:15 p.m., Green-Wood Cemetery will unveil the newly restored monument marking the final resting place of 19th century Brooklyn baseball legend Jim Creighton, who many historians consider to be the game’s first superstar.
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