Hurricane Sandy aftermath, grave of the original John Jacob Astor (July 17, 1763 – March 29, 1848)
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John Jacob Astor was reinterred here from a vault in St. Thomas Church in 1851. On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy toppled the giant tree, which smashed the obelisk to pieces.
Read about Hurricane Sandy's aftermath in Trinity Church Cemetery:
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