Looking to tempt fate by building a development on top of an ancient Native American burial ground, but they're all either forgotten to history or protected? Never fear. An old colonial cemetery can do just as well in a pinch. Take the old Brinckerhoff Cemetery in Fresh Meadows Queens, where members of the Brinckerhoff family—Dutch settlers who owned a nearby farm for 150 years starting in the 18th Century—buried their dead. Over the years the gravestones disappeared, the City mistakenly sold the land, and a Brinckerhoff family descendent now wants to declare the cemetery abandoned and sell it it to a developer to build two homes. What could possibly go wrong?
· City to Allow Development of Colonial Cemetery [QueensCrap]