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.