Photos: A Brooklyn Navy Yard Cemetery Has Become A Park


Brooklyn’s newest public park rests four feet above what was once a burial ground—not so uncommon, as plenty of our city’s parks were formerly potter’s fields. The Naval Cemetery Landscape sits at the Southeast edge of the Navy Yard and is comprised of wide, gently-curving platforms that allow you to walk around 1.7 acres of overgrown, grassy space along the border of Wallabout Bay. For nearly 80 years, that space functioned as the cemetery for the Brooklyn Naval Hospital; according to the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative roughly 2,000 people were buried there between 1831 and 1910. [ more › ]

Photos: A Brooklyn Navy Yard Cemetery Has Become A Park
Scott Heins
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:40:00 GMT

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