Tag: Cemeteries

This Empty Lot Is Worth Millions. It’s Also an African-American Burial Ground.

The flier advertising a near-one-acre plot of land for sale in Elmhurst, Queens, looks like a typical real estate listing. The oddly-shaped parcel that abuts the Long Island Rail Road tracks is available for $13.8 million. According to the flier, the lot is a great opportunity to capitalize on the growing demand for residential space […]

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Would You Like to Spend Forever in This Tree?

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Death comes for all of us, but Silicon Valley has, until recently, not come for death. Who can blame them for the hesitation? The death services industry is heavily regulated and fraught with religious and health considerations. The handling of dead bodies doesn’t seem ripe for venture-backed disruption. The gravestone doesn’t […]

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Can an Island Off the Bronx With One Million Graves Become a City Park?

Weather: Break out the shades. Today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 80. There is a chance of showers late Saturday afternoon and on Sunday. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Tuesday, then suspended through Thursday (Eid al-Fitr). ImageCreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times New York City has some of the most famous parks in […]

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