Wednesday, April 29, 2020


A COVID-19 Pet Hotline for New York City residents is an information, planning, referral, and service coordination hub for people who need support for their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Call Pet Hotline operators at (877) 204-8821 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

The Pet Hotline and supportive services are provided by the City’s Animal Planning Task Force, which is coordinated by NYC Emergency Management.

The Task Force is a collaboration between City agencies and nonprofits, including the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, Animal Haven, Animal Care Centers of NYC, Bideawee, American Red Cross, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, NYC VERT, New York State Animal Protection Federation, Best Friends Animal Society, and PAWS NY.

The Pet Hotline will address people’s questions and concerns about keeping their pets during the COVID-19 crisis. It'll also connect callers to pet relief resources, such as subsidized emergency veterinary care and food and supply distribution services.

For pets that require a higher level of care, cases will be escalated for coordination of temporary placement or supplemental care of animals.

Thursday, April 2, 2020


Announcement from Green-wood Cemetery
All our gates are open, seven days a week -- you asked and we heard you! We have adjusted the open hours for our Gates to accommodate those of you seeking a place to enjoy art, history, and nature while practicing precautions to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Our new hours are as follows:⁠⠀
  • Our Main Entrance (Fifth Avenue and 25th Street) will be open from 7am to 7pm⁠⠀
  • Our Sunset Park Entrance (Fourth Avenue and 35th Street) will be open from 8am to 7pm⁠⠀
  • Our Fort Hamilton Parkway Entrance (Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place) will be open to pedestrians from 11am to 7pm⁠
  • Our Prospect Park West Entrance (Prospect Park West and 20th Street) will be open to pedestrians from 11am to 7pm⁠⠀
A reminder: Green-wood is an active cemetery, and we encourage you to be mindful of those around you during your visit. Please practice social distancing at all times.
We also ask that you observe the following rules: No riding of bicycles, rollerblades, or scooters and no dog walking, jogging, or game playing. ⁠⠀
Please consider making a donation to Green-Wood so that we may continue to keep the Gates open throughout this time.⁠⠀
You can grab a map at our Main Entrance to help you explore, or download our free mobile app using Google Play or the App Store.
Enjoy your visit and please be safe!