Paul Auster Buys Himself a Plot in Green-Wood Cemetery

green wood cemetery chapel2 Paul Auster Buys Himself a Plot in Green Wood Cemetery

The chapel.

The married Brooklyn authors Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt have ensured they will remain in Brooklyn together in perpetuity. Vanishing New York reports on their recent purchase of twin plots in Green-Wood Cemetery, where Mr. Auster gave a reading in the cemetery chapel to coincide with the announcement of their purchase.

Green-Wood, which was named a National Historic Landmark in 2006, was prime real estate for New Yorkers in the second half of the nineteenth century and Mr. Auster and Ms. Hustvedt will join such notable New Yorkers as Leonard Bernstein and Horace Greeley. But hopefully not for a very long time!