Weekly NY Photo #56

This striking monument is at the southeast corner of Central Park. It shows the Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman astride his horse, Ontario, led by the goddess Victory/Nike. The monument was commissioned in 1892 by the New York Chamber of Commerce. It was created by American sculptor (and New Yorker!) Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It took […]

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Celebrating Black History Month – Seneca Village, NYC…Gentrified out of Existence?

Between W82nd and W89th St., was the site of a little-known community of property-owning black folks – Seneca Village. There is no visible indication or remnant of this village which came into existence in 1825 and thrived for 32 years until 1857, when the residents were forced out by the City through the enforcement of […]

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