Even dying in Manhattan is expensive

Being buried doesn't come cheap.
Being buried doesn’t come cheap.

Three hundred fifty thousand dollars might not get you a great apartment in Manhattan, but it can get you a sweet burial spot, Gothamist reports.

Two plots have gone for sale at that price at the New York Marble Cemetery, on East 2nd Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery and they are the only plots available to buy on the entire island of Manhattan. The only other way to be buried here, apparently, is to be a descendant of a really (really, really, really) old New York family, to be a pastor at Trinity Church on Wall Street, or to be Cardinal in the Archdiocese of New York, which will reserve you a spot below the high altar at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Not to worry if you can’t afford it, though, because according to an oft-quoted 1866 New York Times article, “It is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon the Fifth Avenue, to take his airings in the Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-Wood.”  And, wonder-of-wonders, a plot for an adult in that beautiful Brooklyn cemetery is only $1,844. Who says Brooklyn is pricier than Manhattan?

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