Gallery: Former Brooklyn Navy Yard Cemetery to be Transformed into a Me...

A plot of land that was once  used as the final resting place for 2,000 marines and naval shipmen will soon be transformed into a memorial park. The site is being developed as part of a larger plan by the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, which is developing 14 miles of unused space around the Brooklyn Navy Yard into a lush waterfront. The former naval cemetery will become the Navy Yard Hospital Memorial Landscape, a meadow of native plants with raised pedestrian walkways, designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz and Rogers Marvel Architects.

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  1. Kevin Fitzpatrick February 27, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Good story. One correction. The sailors and Marines that were disinterred were moved to Cypress Hills National Cemetery, not Cypress Hills Cemetery, which is a private cemetery. Both are on Jamaica Avenue and 1/4 mile apart, so it’s an easy mistake to make. Cypress Hills National Cemetery is the only U.S. cemetery in the city. It’s worth a visit.