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Boss Tweed and the 19 Months That Changed Central Park

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:00-7:00pm via Zoom 

Explore one of Central Park’s greatest power grabs: the 19 months when Boss Tweed and the Tweed Ring oversaw Olmsted’s Central Park. Graft, greed and destruction weren’t far behind.

We’ll hear the tale from one of LW’s favorite guides to all things Central Park, Ron Korcak. Ron, a tremendously popular guide-of-guides and fount of park knowledge, takes us through some terrifying times that shook the young park— April 1870 to November 1871—when the Tweed Ring controlled Central Park as its own playground.



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