Joseph Rodman Drake Park & Enslaved African Burial Ground
Oak Pt. Ave. bet. Hunts Pt. Ave. and Longfellow Ave.
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The property of Joseph Rodman Drake Park in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx is located in what was once a Weckquaesgeek Indian settlement. In the late 17th century Thomas Hunt--for whom the neighborhood is named--acquired a large estate that encompassed this modest site, and built his stone residence, "the Grange", down by the shoreline point.