the stolen history of new york

Examining the stories of the people and places lost in time to uncover the legacy of slavery and colonialism in modern-day Manhattan

In honor of my third year as a New Yorker and in light of the ongoing demonstrations by the Black Lives Matter movement and discourse around the significance of historical monuments, I thought I’d write about New York’s stolen history — the hidden and lesser-known parts that are omitted from modern documentation but are vitally important to the city’s history…