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2283 Grand Ave.
Phone: (516) 223-3516
Fax: (516) 223-9829

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About Us: Providing Direct Cremation Services to NYC

Roughly 12% of America’s funeral homes are now corporately owned and operated. Consolidation is particularly intense in urban areas. These corporations frequently own not only the funeral home(s) in a city, but the flower shop that serves the funeral home(s), the casket company, and the urn and vault distributor. Outside of New York, it is not uncommon for the corporation(s) to own the cemeteries and crematories as well.

We’re the Independently Owned and Operated Affordable Direct Cremation Service in New York City  

In funeral service and direct cremation service, consolidation rarely benefits the consumer. Sadly, service often takes a backseat to operating statements, budgeting and boardroom politics. Sales and profits become hypercritical to pay high salaries and satisfy the stockholders. This leads to a drop in volume and service charges are increased to compensate for the loss in revenue. The list goes on and on. Don’t you and your family deserve more during this time?

What does it mean when we say "we're professional"? Hidden within the simple definition of the adjective (to be "engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime") are certain unstated, yet expected, qualities of performance and levels of commitment to service. Our staff members have come together to draw (and hold tightly to) a detailed vision of what we believe it means to be professional, most of which you can find in two pages listed below: Our Story and Our Code of Ethics.

We’ve Been Serving New Yorkers Since 1935 

Metropolitan Funeral Service has been providing affordable direct cremation service in addition to alternative and full funeral service to New Yorkers without interruption since 1935. Considering we live in an age where “dot com” businesses are born and die within a span of sixteen months, that’s a long time to be in business. We proudly serve all people – regardless of race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or economic status. We’re local, neighborhood businessmen who are available 24/7/365 to serve you or answer any questions you may have. For your comfort, convenience or privacy, we’ll gladly come to your home, office or hotel to finalize arrangements.

And because we want you to really get to know everything about us, you'll find information here about our direct cremation in NYC. Should you wish to learn more about the people who work here, you'll also get to read about our staff. If you have any questions or concerns about what you read in this section of our website, we encourage you to contact us either by phone at (516) 223-3516, or by email, using the form on our Contact Us page. 

Discreet, Quiet, Professional, Personal Service 

Since we published our web site in October of 2000, we’ve had over 60,000 visitors to our online home and hundreds of families who didn’t know we existed (score one for the Internet) have called us for information or trusted us with their direct cremation needs. Word is obviously getting around. Additionally, we’ve served many high profile political, legal, literary, film and music personalities during this time.
Why all the positive buzz? Service. Personal service. We’re proud of our business, proud of our growing reputation, proud of our web site, and after the cremation authorizations and contract have been signed, we’re proud to look you in the eye and say, Thanks for your trust and your business. Sadly, you don’t hear the words “Thank You” very much anymore. We say it and we mean it.
Michael will do anything to accommodate your special, unique needs. We know someone dear to you has died and we never forget that fact.
Our Story
We’ve been a caring member of this community for years, and have helped many families through some of their darkest days. We invite you to read our history of outstanding service.
Our Code of Ethics
We are guided by a code of ethics, which demands our adherence to the highest standard of quality in the performance of our professional duties. We urge you to take the time to read the ethical code which defines our ethical business practices.
Information About Our Crematory
We have found the staff and administration of the L. I. Cremation Co. to be extremely professional and accommodating. They are our crematory of choice.
Contact Us
We invite you to contact us for assistance in answering a question, or caring for a loved one. Whether it’s by phone or email, or in person, we’re here for you, 24/7.