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Hart Island burials taken over by tree landscapers, uprooting families’ hopes for transformation

Hart Island burials taken over by tree landscapers, uprooting families’ hopes for transformation

The final resting place of thousands killed by COVID and AIDS is now overseen by the Parks Department amid visions of remaking the remote spot to welcome more visitors. But a $33 million contract to a firm without cemetery experience, under watch of an ex-Rikers captain, is raising concerns.

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