Hi Betty, I know it's a long time since your post of 2008, but as soon as I read it, I knew which cemetery you were writing about: It's Calvary (started in 1851). It's along MEEKER Avenue. The area around Meeker is the original, or "Old Calvary" as it is known. Calvary has a couple of other sections nearby, further into the borough of Queens, which are also large.
(just happen to know since I have family there!)