Saturday, March 13, 2010

In The Market For a Good, Used Cemetery?

If you'd like to purchase property in New York City, there is a 13-acre plot of land that's available. It is Canarsie Cemetery in Brooklyn, the final resting place for 6,500 people. Mark Daly, director of New York's department of administrative services, says the property, which the city owns, has room for 3,000 more graves. He's sent letter to 40 cemetery operators in the hopes of finding a buyer. The city wants to get out of the business of operating cemeteries and is also selling its only other cemetery, located on Hart Island, as well. That cemetery is for paupers, prisoners and the unclaimed.

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