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1850: Bowling Green Park

Illustration by Charles Magnus depicting Bowling Green – New York’s oldest public park (formerly, there was a turf present for playing lawn bowling) which is also surrounded by the oldest fence in City. The land on which the park sits was sacred for the Lenape Indians, where council fires were held and social meetings took place.

Artist Credit: Charles Magnus. Reprinted with permission.

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