Author: Kenneth Brown Sapp

Here are Some Little-Known Facts About Places Around the City
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Here are Some Little-Known Facts About Places Around the City

Here are Some Little-Known Facts About Places Around the City by Kenneth Brown SappSeptember 09, 2020 Central ParkCentral Park has been an iconic part of the city for over a hundred years. It brings one of the largest green spaces and a break from the miles of concrete and steel. But some don't know that the park was not always there. In the 1820's, the land was undeveloped. The park's creation was commissioned on July 21, 1853. The creation of the park forced some communities out. One of those communities was Seneca Village, located between 82nd and 89th Street. The land was owned by many newly freed slaves, but also had other groups living there, making it an interracial community. It also had interracial marriage and wealth. The community...