8.  Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens: 210,000 Interments 

Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens has somehow squeezed 210,000 burials onto its 78 acres of land. Another largely Jewish cemetery, Mount Zion was established in the wake of the great influx of immigration in the early 1900’s.

One of the most notable architectural features of the Mount Zion is a monument to those who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. The fire, which is still, to this day, one of the deadliest industrial accidents in the history of New York City, took the lives of 147 garment workers in a factory in Chelsea. According to Mount Zion’s official site, this disaster would become a major driving force in the push for legislative action to improve workers’ conditions during the Industrial Revolution.