Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Brinckerhoff Cemetery sidewalk is a mess

Following your recent post on Brinckerhoff Cemetery in Fresh Meadows, I've decided to pay a visit to the site.

As you can see, it's in decrepit condition. The sidewalk is cracked by the tree roots and the wooden picket fence guarding the property has a huge gap.

Behind the cemetery, the home of F. Rich is being enlarged by architect Albert Aronov, AIA. We should keep an eye on the backyard to make sure that the property line is respected.

As long as Linda's Cai Trading Company owns the property, it should keep the site in good condition. I've taken the liberty of making a 311 service request for the broken sidewalk under the number C1-1-1038148511. Will the city respond to this service request or dismiss it? You can follow the status of this request via the 311 website. If enough of your readers make the complaint, perhaps eventually Ms. Cai will give up her fight to develop this cemetery.

-Fresh Meadows resident

It's more effective to pressure the legislators to have the city obtain the property than to call in 311 complaints about a sidewalk, but that's just my opinion. - QC

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