Central Park is world renowned and beloved by many, but it has a shrouded history marked by elitism and racism. In this video, Vox uncovers a small piece of the pre-park history in Seneca Village.

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  1. Great little video about an element of Central Park history we didn’t know. But it omits the issue of compensation for the displaced landowners, and it leaves us wondering if their land was simply taken from them in violation of the last clause of the 5th Amendment.

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