NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Families of loved ones buried at Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn say the sacred space is being misused by the public.
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Family members are calling on cemetery management to start enforcing rules and regulations.READ MORE: Teen Stabbed To Death After Dutchess County High School Football Game, Former Student Charged
“It’s very upsetting that you can’t come in here and feel safe, that people have a dog coming to run after you or people are in there drinking and doing things that they shouldn’t be doing. This is a cemetery. This is not a green space. If they want to do that, there’s a park nearby that they can do those things at,” Queens resident Tara Isaac said.
Complaints on the grounds range from bicycle riding to dog walking and picnics.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Stealing FDNY Coat, Radio From Bronx Fire Station
CBS2 has reached out to officials from the cemetery but so far have not heard back.