Assignment BRIDGE 3: NY Experience

Our group choose the greenwich village to do the research, as we all know Washington Square is one of the most famous places in the neighborhood. Before I do this research I don’t really know the history about the Washington Square, I don’t know before Washington Square is a public burial ground. In the 19th century, New York went through yellow fever diseases. However, Washington square park did not include in the New York City limits yet. Therefore, most of those who died from yellow fever were buried here, safely away from town, as a hygienic measure. The cemetery was closed in 1825. Even today, there are more than 20,000 bodies rest under Washington Square. Excavations have found tombstones under the park dating as far back as 1799. But now people like doing some relaxing in this Square.

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