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This sign in on the iron fence that surrounds the historic Gravesend cemetery. It dates from 1643, the year Gravesend, one of the original settlements that went on to form Brooklyn, was founded. The town's founder, Lady Moody, a London widow, is supposedly buried in there somewhere.
The graveyard is in deplorable condition. It's not enough that its surround by a patchworks of ugly houses, auto body garages and garbage filled lots. The grounds are overgrown, the grass not mowed for months. Maybe it's never mowed.
And you can bet if the lawn isn't trimmed, the many old tombstones are not seen to.
The cemetery, which is located at Gravesend Neck Road and McDonald Avenue, is on the National Register of Historic Places, by the way.
I'm not a patriotic stickler, but you'd think they'd go in to take down or change the flag every now and then. Disgraceful.