Author: Sophia Ortega

Appreciating the History of Sheep Meadow and Seneca Village
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Appreciating the History of Sheep Meadow and Seneca Village

Appreciating the History of Sheep Meadow and Seneca Village by Sophia OrtegaAugust 26, 2020 Photo: Sophia Ortega For those of you who have never visited Central Park, let me paint you a picture of what it looked like last year, pre-pandemic.A couple relaxes as they chat on the grass. A group of friends laughs as they stroll on the sidewalk. A tourist snaps a typical shot of the skyline. A horse and carriage clunk across the path while bikers zip by. Birds fly high overhead as dogs on leashes sniff the ground. A gathering of people; a celebration of creation.Last year, I would visit Central Park and find myself wondering what other New Yorkers’ lives were like, surrounded by a crowd of strangers that could be my neighbors. For a moment, I cou...