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NYC Central Park Squatters, 1869

Entitled: "Squatters in NYC that later became parts of Central Park, 1869." Squatters were one group who were not welcome in Central Park. Their shanties and pigsties stood as the last speck of dirt muddying the elite's vision of a refined uptown. Great efforts were made to remove squatter settlements once the park was underway. The 1880s "uptown wars" over property development illustrated the conflict between the interests of the powerful and the marginalized that surfaced after the park's creation. However, these shantytowns would remain in the park and around its Upper West Side periphery until the end of the 19th century. Illustration appeared in Harper's Weekly, June 26, 1869.

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