15. San Juan Hill

“Rough Places in Gotham: “San Juan Hill,” on the Middle West Side,” The Century Magazine, September, 1910

Also from “Rough Places in Gotham,” Bailey’s sketch of San Juan Hill shows a neighborhood that was described in the magazine as a “negro tenement district.”  San Juan Hill is one of the lost neighborhoods of New York, eliminated in the 1950s by Robert Moses’ urban renewal projects that created Lincoln Center and the Manhattan campus of Fordham University.

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