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Friday, February 24, 2017

SENECA VILLAGE WAS LOCATED between 82nd and 89th Streets on the western edge of the NYC park we now know as Central Park. It was once home to a thriving Black community from 1825 to 1857 when it was razed to build that city park. Essentially a community with dozens of homes, three churches, and a school was razed in a fit of urban renewal 19th century style. And when a body was dug up from a former church graveyard no one remembered that it even existed.

I see there is a marker that notes this forgotten community. This will be put on a list of places to visit when I finally visit the Big Apple.