For sale: 13 acres, 4.5 of them undeveloped. Easy access to public transportation. Walking distance to the waterfront. Historical details. Lush landscaping. Well maintained by its landlord of more than a century.
One last thing: It’s a cemetery, one that comes with 6,500 filled graves.
New York City, which has been trying to sell Canarsie Cemetery in Brooklyn for more than 25 years.
This year, it is trying again. The city’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services issued a request for bids earlier this week, and officials say they hope it will be more fruitful than the last round, which took place in the mid-1990s during the Giuliani administration.
You can read more in the New York Times at http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/who-wants-to-buy-a-cemetery/?hp.