Hidden in Lower Manhattan Lies a Foreign Plot Of Land That Tells A Tragic Story

The Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City is not exactly hidden, but rather hidden-in-plain sight as it looks like an oddly-shaped park to most people passing by.

The Memorial represents a rural Irish landscape with an abandoned stone cottage, stone walls, fallow potato fields and the flora on the north Connacht wetlands. It is both a metaphor for the Great Irish Famine and a reminder that hunger today is often the result of lack of access to land.

In this short video from The Blaze, learn a bit more about the memorial, and see it from a birds-eye view from atop the Conrad Hotel.

via TheBlaze

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