The New York Times ran a story by James Barron on February 15, 2023, “Before Lincoln Center, San Juan Hill was a Vibrant Black Community.” The article focused on an established and vibrant neighborhood that was razed for Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Seven thousand families and 800 businesses were displaced by urban renewal. The name of the neighborhood was thought to have been a tribute to the Black cavalry unit that fought in the battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War in 1898. San Juan Hill was an… read more
March 7, 2023
The Legacy of San Juan Hill – Not Pretty!
Posted in Blight, Condemnation, Racial Prejudice, Urban Renewal