Historical remains found during construction reburied in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — New York city officials say human remains of early New Yorkers that were discovered during construction in and around Washington Square Park have been reburied inside the park. The remains were uncovered during construction between 2008 and 2017. They were reburied Tuesday with assistance from the city Landmarks Preservation Commission and Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery. Washington Square Park was constructed in the 1850s at the site of a former potter’s field. Officials say thousands of people were buried there between 1797 and 1825. The officials say that because the remains reburied Tuesday were fragmentary, forensic analysis did not yield details about the individuals.