As Independence Day approaches, the city is hammering out plans to beautify a Revolutionary War-era graveyard near the Forest Hills-Rego Park border - and keep vandals out.
The future of Remsen Cemetery - near Metropolitan Ave. and Woodhaven Blvd. - may include new fencing, benches and a path by the tombs of Col. Jeromus Remsen and his family, according to sources close to the talks.
The news comes as the Parks Department closes on a $50,000 deal to buy the cemetery from a nearby American Legion post that owned and maintained it for decades, said those familiar with the sale.
Parks Department to fix up Remsen Cemetery to salute Revolutionary hero