It is easy to miss this small but historical cemetery at the edge of Chinatown but it is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the United States.
Take time to admire and respect these original settlers of the United States.
First Shearith Israel Graveyard/Chatham Square Cemetery
55-57 St. James Place
New York, NY 10038
Open: 24 Hours
My review on TripAdvisor:
There are times that I walk around Manhattan and things just pop out at you. Tucked inside small pockets of the City are small community gardens, detailed statues, street art and sometimes a small cemetery. I had passed the First Shearith Israel Graveyard or also known as the Chatham Square Cemetery many times when visiting Chinatown since I was a kid. This tiny elevated pocket square of land is located next to a building and locked behind a gate just off St. James Place right at the end of Mott Street strip of Chinatown.
You really have to look for this at the side of 55-57 St. James Place
This is the oldest Jewish Cemetery in Manhattan that was in use from 1683 to…
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