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The city expects to own the Brinckerhoff Colonial Cemetery by the end of the year.

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services hosted a Sept. 29 public hearing for the acquisition of the Fresh Meadows lot, located along 182nd Street between 69th and 73rd avenues. When the sale is finalized, the 18th-century graveyard will fall under the jurisdiction of the Parks Department.

The city redesigned a traffic circle in Fresh Meadows earlier this summer, but made adjustments last week after drivers complained of nightmarish delays.

“To protect pedestrians and improve this vital intersection, we implemented a street improvement project. After monitoring the location, we have made signal timing adjustments and plan to clarify lane markings,” a city Department of Transportation spokesperson told the Chronicle in an email regarding the 188th Street and 64th Avenue roundabout.

A Fresh Meadows traffic circle was outfitted with new signals, lights and delineators to increase pedestrian safety this summer, changes that area residents say have caused an insufferable increase in vehicular congestion.

“It’s a complete nightmare,” Elaine Young, president of the West Cunningham Park Civic Association, said of the 188th Street and 64th Avenue circle, which lies parallel to the Long Island Expressway and in front of the Fresh Meadows Place shopping plaza.