Cross Post, Art is Now Pop: The Bronx is Up and Seneca Village was Around
This was cool
A new play about Seneca Village, a black community that once existed in the modern day Central Park area, has been garnering attention. For one, intellectual America is having a national moment about all things Civil War related. Seneca Village, a community that was vibrant between 1825 and 1867, before being torn down for the Vaux and Olmsted meh park, definitely falls into the category of kind of sort of part of the nation’s forming at the time of the War. Also, New York is definitely going through a moment with confronting ideas about gentrification and displacement.