This Was San Juan Hill

Manhattan: Upper West Side/
Lincoln Center Site

It is said that the neighborhood that stood here was nicknamed San Juan Hill to honor African-American veterans of the Spanish-American War who settled here. The neighborhood was torn down and cleared as part of the Lincoln Square Renewal Project and became the site of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The film version of West Side Story was filmed here just before the neighborhood's demolition.

Posted September 3, 2013 by gstavrou

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