The area sits 30-feet below sea level, is constantly flooded with rain-water and runoff, and before development, was the perfect place to dump bodies that needed disposing of by the City's organized crime factions.
At the time this video was made in 2010, The Federation of Black Cowboys kept their horses there and patrolled the streets on horseback frequently, but were forced to leave in order to make way for housing developments that never came.
For more history, as well as modern updates, check out this recent article in the Independent.
h/t The Independent
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