The Curious Case of Hart Island

The Parks Department does oversee several graveyards in New York City, though most of them are inactive.  Robert Freudenberg, the director of energy and environmental programs for the Regional Planning Association, has previously been involved with creating the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative that has its own inactive graveyard—the Naval Cemetery.  “Any time Parks takes on new property or new responsibilities, we always want to make sure that they know what they’re getting into,” said Freudenberg. “The big idea is—can you make it a place of peace and reflection and respect for what was there?” Read the full article in New York City Lens