Where is Riverside Cemetery/NYC? #general
Stephen A. Cohen
Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th St at the corner of 76th and
Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan is one of the oldest and most respected
memorial chapels in the tri-state area.
It services funerals on Long Island, central and northern New Jersey and
Westchester County. Whether it accepts funerals at greater distances I
cannot say >from my personal experience.
Within the five boroughs (counties) of New York City, there is no
Riverside Cemetery. As Ms. Futoran mentioned there is one in Bergen County
in New Jersey.
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