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Planning a funeral in New York City
Planning a funeral in New York, NY presents unique opportunities and challenges. Like many other things in New York, you’ll find a wide variety of funeral homes focused on different cultures, religions and price points. You can spend as little as $500 on a direct cremation (one of the most affordable rates in the country) or easily spend tens of thousands of dollars on a full funeral at an upscale funeral home. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly, Jewish, African American or Chinese-focused funeral home, you’ll have several options to choose from.
However, despite the wide variety of funeral homes, there is extremely little cemetery space in New York City, meaning that most people choose a cemetery outside of the city, as there are many more options in New Jersey and on Long Island. If you decide to have your loved one cremated, you may still want to bury the ashes in a cemetery, but you can also choose to keep them at home or scatter them somewhere. There are even specific services focused on helping families scatter ashes out in the Atlantic Ocean.