Black History Month: Remembering Seneca Village Settlement In NYCBlacks had bought the land 30 years before. But when the city decided to build Central Park in the 1850s, the settlement was eradicated and its residents were scattered.
Black History Month: Central Park Displaced African-American SettlementOne large settlement was the African-American community of Seneca Village, which fronted on the present Central Park West, roughly from 81st to 89th streets.
WCBS 880's Alex Silverman Takes A Look Back At Central Park's Lost Village As we walk around New York, it's easy to forget how new everything we see really is. But, at the spot where West 85th Street curves into Central Park, there's a reminder that wherever you set foot in this city, there's something that came before.