Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sprucing up Remsen Cemetery

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

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

>>>>As Independence Day approaches, the city is hammering out plans to beautify a Revolutionary War-era graveyard near the Forest Hills-Rego Park border <<<

Last time I was there, a few months ago, Remsen Cemetery was in pristine condition.

Yet, historic Prospect Cemetery in Jamaica continues to languish in overgrown ruin, despite the efforts of caretaker Cate Ludlam. But to paraphrase Regis, she's only one woman.

www.forgotten-ny.com

Taxpayer said...

Now expect Benepe and his Lackey Lewandowski to find the "need" to install artificial turf to make way for athletics on this newly acquired land.

They will claim that it is underused, and then only by inactive park users. Very inactive.

Have to spend those tax dollars, ya' know!