Queens cemetery could get a little bigger
by Kathleen Lees
Nov 20, 2012 | 832 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mount Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood could be adding approximately 330 burial plots, now that Community Board 5 has approved the plan.

The community board gave approval for the space without question at their monthly meeting this past Wednesday, after discussing a report on zoning and land use.

Mount Judah Cemetery, which was incorporated in 1908 and has approximately 54,000 burial, is adding cemetery space on land that was previously used as a garage.

Todd Ivler, the general manager of the cemetery at 81-15 Cypress Ave., said that the cemetery’s garage, which previously housed lawn mowers, line trimmers and other property equipment for maintenance purposes, had been taken down a few months prior and was now open space.

A 300-long, 30-foot-wide plot of land, Ivler said he hasn’t heard any complaints regarding the addition of the plots. “As far as we know, nobody’s said anything,” he said.

However, Ivler said he was uncertain when the land was actually going to be used in the future. “There’s no telling,” he said. “It could be years from now. It could next year. It could be a couple of years.”

Ivler added that he did not have a lot of graves for sale at this time to be used on the new land.

As for adding other plots in the cemetery, he said this was the only area left. “There are no other areas to expand in,” Ivler said of the 37-acre cemetery. “This is it.”
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