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Fresh Pond Crematory-Middle Village Queens-Boardwalk Empire-NYC

Middle Village, Queens is not known for tourist attractions, but if you make it to the Metropolitan Avenue stop on the M train, bypass the insipid Metro Mall and take a right on Mt. Olivet Crescent.  You will be surprised to see a magnificently preserved neoclassical structure surrounded by Belgian brick walkways at the top of the hill. You might think it’s a Gilded Age mansion until you notice the chimney that rises from the center.  Founded in 1884 as the first crematorium in New York, U.S. Columbarium at Fresh Pond Crematory retains its impressive architecture inside and out, with Tiffany-style stained glass windows and skylights, Terrazzo flooring, and hushed Gothic halls that currently house over 32,000 remains in 16,000 niches.