FNY has been a friend of Prospect Cemetery and its caretaker Cate Ludlam since the Dawn of Forgottening in 1998. This is a photo from FNY’s April 2004 Prospect Cemetery/King Manor tour, the first of two (the second was in April 2012). The cemetery is on 159th Street south of Archer Avenue in Jamaica.
It was covered in a feature article in the NY Times:
“Their leader was Kevin Walsh, a man with unkempt graying hair and blue-tinted wire frame glasses who runs a Web site called Forgotten New York (forgotten-ny.com) and has become a kind of cult figure among those who take local lore seriously. He looks like a cross between an Ivy League history professor and a longshoreman.”
I get that a lot.
Since this picture was taken, the chapel has been completely restored as a jazz venue and community space, and the cemetery has been cleaned of most of its weeds, but that’s an ongoing war.