From the Daily News:
One of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in New York City will remain an eyesore and a disgrace to the memories of thousands buried there for the foreseeable future.
A judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed against Bayside Cemetery in Ozone Park charging the operator with failing to maintain the perpetual care of the plots.
Federal Judge Raymond Dearie ruled there is no jurisdiction in federal court for the class-action suit, which was filed more than two years ago.
"As the court has noted from the outset of these proceedings, all agree that Bayside Cemetery's state of decay and disrepair is disheartening and in need of prompt repair," Dearie stated in his decision.
The court papers depict the cemetery - founded in the mid-19th century - as a worthy setting for a horror movie, with human remains exposed in desecrated crypts. The grounds are overgrown with weeds and brush, completely covering many tombstones, rendering paths impassible.