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250 Years – Columbia Grammar & Prep School

MDCCLXIV was a leap year. Almost two hundred-fifty years have since passed. Can you imagine New York City at this time?  A colony under tremendous growth and trade, all in lower Manhattan. Who was there?  Dutch and then English settlers, the Canarsie Indians, African Slaves. Forty-three years earlier in 1721, the African Burial Ground is established. Columbia University […]

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