Scouts See Merit in Restoring Historic Gravesend Cemetery

In one of the oldest populated areas in the United States, exists Gravesend Cemetery, more than one and half acres of land filled with old crooked trees, overgrown weeds and tumbled-down headstones. While the description might attract those who want to reenact a scene out of a horror film, the landmark site in south Brooklyn dates back to 1643, when English Quakers decided to turn the plot of land into a gravesite.

Former Youth Minister Has a Way of Her Own

City Councilman Mark Treyger and Our Lady of Grace parish, Gravesend, hosted a street co-naming ceremony to honor Barbara Dattilo, the founder and former director of the parish’s Youth Ministry program, called the Teen Group. At the end of the June 14 ceremony, a new street sign was unveiled that co-named the corner of East […]