Harlem's Buried Treasure
The depot, where the Willis Avenue Bridge meets First Avenue, marks the end point of Dutch Gov. Peter Stuyvesant’s “road to New Harlem,” a 10-mile trail from lower Manhattan constructed in 1658 by enslaved African workers. Beneath the depot’s block-long concrete floor, according to historians and archaeologists, is where those slaves are still buried. In lower Manhattan, a colonial village...