Money can buy a big, beautiful apartment in Manhattan, but it cannot buy a burial plot. With space for the living increasingly difficult to find in New York—at 300-square-feet, the new micro-apartments are scarcely bigger than a coffin—space for the dead is near impossible to come by.
It is, in fact, one can no longer be buried six-feet under in Manhattan, reports Metro New York. Trinity Cemetery & Mausoleum in Washington Heights is the only active cemetery in Manhattan, and all the cemetery has left is above-ground mausoleum space for caskets and cremation urn niches. The outer boroughs still have some sought-after in-ground space, but it’s expensive and hard-to-get. Things are so bad that the bargain conscious or cremation averse are looking in New Jersey. Read More