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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The closing words to The Great Gatsby are etched into the slab in front of the monument. Despite the disappointing initial sales of the book, Max Perkins (Fitzgerald's editor at Scribner), wrote him: "The amount of meaning you get into a sentence, the dimensions and intensity of the impressions you make a paragraph carry, are most extraordinary."
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One of my favorite monuments in Calvary Cemetery is that of 25-year-old Rose, who died in 1927.

Anthony Salerno

In the 1980's Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno was the boss of the Genovese crime family. In 1992, he died in prison, six years into a life sentence. Salerno is entombed in a private mausoleum in St. Raymond's Cemetery.

The Scorsese Mausoleum on Staten Island

The parents of famed film director Martin Scorsese, who has such hit films as Goodfellas and Gangs of New York to his credit, are entombed in a private mausoleum on a hill in Staten Island's Moravian Cemetery. Both Catherine and Charles Scorsese had bit roles in Goodfellas.

The Wang Family

Designer Vera Wang's family rests in style in Westchester County's Kensico Cemetery.  The Wang family memorial overlooks the Cohasset Plot, a seven acre hillside expanse which contains an abundance of decorative laser-etched monuments bearing Asian surnames. At dusk the ivory granite structure takes on a greyish hue.

Mercedes-Benz Monument in Rosedale Cemetery

The Mercedes-Benz monument which marks the gravesite of Ray Tse is not to be missed.

Henry Villard

The gravesite of journalist Henry Villard is a perennial favorite for Sleepy Hollow visitors. It looks all the more vivid in the late afternoon light, surrounded by foliage. A brief biography of Villard, who served as a Civil War correspondent, can be found on the rear of the monument.