[VIDEO] Here's Why Dr. James Marion Sims' Central Park Statue Was Torn Down This Week

Earlier this week, the statue of Dr. James Marion Sims that has lined the 5th avenue side of Central Park at 103rd street was removed by order of Mayor Bill de Blasio. In this excellent video from our friends at Vox, learn why.

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 — New York removed the statue of J. Marion Sims as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s review of city markers that could be deemed “symbols of hate.”

via Vox

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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