Podcast episode

Ep 18 – Sandy Ground – The African American Oyster Community

The City Between Podcast explores the hidden and forgotten corners of New York City history. In this episode we go in search of Sandy Ground, a disappeared oystering community on Staten Island. Settled by Free African Americans it grew into one of the most remarkable villages in the New York bay and owed its long existence to one of our most remarkable co-species: the oyster. You can find out more about this episode at http://www.citybetween.com and more about the composer of this episode’s music, Dylan Thurston, at http://www.dylanthurston.com.  

LISTEN:

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SEE:

Historic center of Sandy Ground with present-day AME Church:

https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!4v1602606562772!6m8!1m7!1s5Eoz87YwumhGhyAdyddGJQ!2m2!1d40.53962423336359!2d-74.21762742308931!3f226.8588542939902!4f3.2922536976821277!5f0.7820865974627469

VISIT:

Sandy Ground Historical Society:

https://sandyground.wordpress.com

PHOTO:

Sandy Grounders dredging oysters

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