From the Daily News:
Tucked along the Long Island Rail Road tracks in downtown Jamaica is a ragged old cemetery where most of the graves have been virtually lost in an emerging woodland.
The thick and untamed foliage, a rarity in the concretecentric downtown, conceals thousands of Colonial-era graves - and, perhaps, a few secrets.
Starting in September, the graveyard, known as Prospect Cemetery, will get a resurrection of sorts.
After years of planning, the Greater Jamaica Development Corp., acting as a steward for the city-owned property, has succeeded in raising $1.2 million in city, state and private funds for the restoration.
The restoration may also unravel two historical mysteries.
The first involves a plateau hidden in the wooded section of the property that may be a Native American burial ground, Ludlam said.
The second comes from a history of the cemetery, written years ago, that notes headstones were once laid on the ground as a pathway.