July 16, 2009/TIMES
Plans Underway to Restore Prospect
By IVAN PEREIRA
July 7, 2009/DAILY
Old, Ragged Cemetery Gets New Life
By JOHN LAUINGER
$1.2M in funds raised to restore burial ground from Colonial era.
May 28, 2009/amNewYork
Cemeteries Dying From Neglect
May 11, 2009/QUEENS COURIER
Greater Jamaica Development
Corporation Receives the Excellence in Historic Preservation Award
Historic Jamaica Chapel Reopens after Restoration
151-year-old building refurbished to house performance space, renamed
after jazz great Illinois Jacquet.
September 22, 2008/DAILY
September 23, 2008/DAILY
Restored From Ruin, A 19th
Century Chapel Comes Back to Life
By NICHOLAS HIRSHON
Light and life have returned to The Chapel of the sisters in Jamaica
after a $700,000 restoration project renewed the once-forlorn structure
as well as an adjoining cemetery.
Sisterly Love In Jamaica
By NICHOLAS HIRSHON
Restored from ruin, a 19th century chapel comes back to life.
June 14, 2008/NY TIMES
A Father's Tribute to Three Dead Daughters is
By DAVID W.
There were once — but far too briefly — three sisters from Jamaica,
Queens. It is not necessary to imagine how profoundly the deaths of
three of his four daughters affected their father, for there is a
July 12, 2007/QUEENS CHRONICLE
Dead...Putting Life Back Into A Graveyard
By THERESA JUVA
The symphony of buzzing insects and
warbling birds is the soundtrack to the story of Prospect Cemetery.
Founded in 1668, the 4.5-acre graveyard in Jamaica is the final resting
place of the borough’s most famous families. But today, the memory of the Van Wycks, Sutphins and Merricks and
Revolutionary War veterans have disappeared underneath thick and thorny
April 4, 2007
For The Chapel Restoration
The Conservancy celebrated the groundbreaking
for the restoration of the landmark Chapel of
the Sisters at Prospect Cemetery in Jamaica,
Queens, on April 4, 2007.
March 22, 2004/NY TIMES
At a Legendary Cemetery, a Rare Look Behind the
By ROBERT F. WORTH
September 30, 2003/NEWSDAY
Restoring Former Glory To Timeworn Graveyard
BY MARC FERRIS