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

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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