NYC Cemeteries in the News

Construction workers in Mott Haven dig up human remains believed to be over 100 years old. News12, Feb 5, 2020 [Bensonia Cemetery]

How the discovery of an African burial ground in New York City changed the field of genetics.  Washington Post, Dec 20, 2019

De Blasio signs law making Hart Island, NYC’s potter’s field, a public park.  Newsday, Dec 4, 2019

City Council votes to make Hart Island more accessible. New York Post, Nov 14, 2019

Staten Island program aims to treat the least fortunate with respect in death. SI Live, Oct 3, 2019

5 playgrounds built on cemeteries in NYC. Untapped Cities, Aug 7, 2019

Encore: Billie Holiday’s grave. NPR, Jul 13, 2019

How a former Navy cemetery in Brooklyn transformed into a greenspace. NY1, Jul 3, 2019

This empty lot is worth millions. It’s also an African-American burial ground.  New York Times, June 14, 2019

Hundreds pay their respects on 103rd anniversary of rabbi’s death at Graniteville cemetery. SI Live, May 17, 2019

Thieves loot $30K of goods from historic Jewish cemetery. New York Post, Apr 21, 2019

At the Queens Museum, an artist unearths the names and stories of buried women. Art Newspaper, Apr 10, 2019

Real Estate for the afterlife. New York Times, March 15, 2019

Mayor de Blasio visits the Olde Towne of Flushing burial ground., Oct 26, 2018

The Triangle Shirtwaist Memorialist. New York Review of Books, Aug 31, 2018

Why was a ‘righteous gentile’ turned away from the cemetery he’s trying to save? Forward, July 23, 2018

A colonial cemetery in a park, and a question: does the city own it?  New York Times, May 28, 2018

Brinckerhoff Cemetery to be sold to nonprofit group.  Times Ledger, May 14, 2018

Vandal topples 63 headstones and statues at historic Brooklyn cemetery.  NY Daily News, Feb 13, 2018

The night a ghost tickled my toes as I slept. Daily Mail, Jan 10, 2018

City closer to buying Brinckerhoff site.  Queens Chronicle, Dec 7, 2017

New York’s opioid crisis crops up in one cemetery. NY Daily News, Sep 23, 2017

A Christmas request, answered a century later.  New York Times, Dec 20, 2016

Check out photos of vintage cemeteries on Staten Island.  SI Live, Nov 3, 2016

Halloween ghouls steal skeletons from Queens cemetery. Daily News, Nov 2, 2016

Land purchase may bring new life to historic cemetery.  SI Live, Oct 28, 2016

Woman haunted by eerie cemetery  coyote. New York Post, Oct 25, 2016

A visit to the Trump family gravesite took a very Trumpian turn., Oct 11, 2016

A Brooklyn cemetery is a resting place rich in history.  New York Times, July 14, 2016

Staten Island church discovers 574 underground burial spots in cemetery, one of first free-black communities.  New York Daily News, July 11, 2016

Prairie heals an old wound at former Brooklyn cemetery.  New York Times, July 11, 2016

Unearthing the secrets of New York’s mass graves.  New York Times, May 15, 2016

The cemetery as archive.  CityLab, Apr 4, 2016

Green-Wood cemetery will digitize massive archives & historic collection.  Gothamist, March 24, 2016

Discovery of burial ground backs a less conventional version of Harlem’s history.  New York Times, Jan 27, 2016

Scant burial plots have loved ones turning to cremation.  Crain’s New York Business, Jan 20, 2016

Efforts to buy back Brinckerhoff colonial cemetery in limbo.  Times Ledger, Jan 9, 2016

Lynn Rogers honored for preserving Staten Island’s cemeteries.  SI Live, Jan 5, 2016

Historic soldiers cemetery gets new sign. News12, Nov 11, 2015  [West Farms Soldiers Cemetery]

Two centuries-old tombs unearthed beneath historic New York City park.  The Guardian, Nov 7, 2015

Beneath Washington Square, forgotten tombs begin to yield their secrets.  New York Times, Nov 6, 2015

Archaeologists discover burial vaults beneath Washington Square Park.  abc News., Nov 6, 2015

Second old burial vault found beneath Washington Square Park.  abc7NY, Nov 5, 2015

Greenwood is the Brooklyn cemetery with a velvet rope.  New York Times, Oct 30, 2015

The hidden burial grounds of New York City.  DNAinfo, Oct. 28, 2015

Grave robbers target bronze vases in Queens cemetery.  New York Post, Oct 24, 2015

Arts group to breathe new life into abandoned Jackson Heights cemetery.  DNAinfo, July 30, 2015

Families win access to Hart Island, NYC’s potter’s field.  USA Today, Jul 13, 2015

New York City to allow relatives to visit grave sites at potter’s field.  New York Times, Jul 8, 2015

A guide to the 20th-century artists’ graves of NYC.  Hyperallergic, June 26, 2015

A walk through forgotten Brooklyn at old New Utrecht cemetery.  Bensonhurst Bean, May 6, 2015

Resting place for the high and low: the Trinity Church Cemetery in Washington Heights holds plenty of history.  New York Times, Feb 6, 2015

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