In a January 2018 follow up on the progress of many Works in Progress, New York Times' journalist Helene Stapinski updates us all on the progress surrounding many amazing projects, including the Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground, writing:
"Community members and teachers from P.S. 48 in the Bronx are trying to place a monument at a site where it’s believed several African-American slaves from the 18th and 19th centuries lie buried. After their story appeared, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s office contacted the group and suggested they apply for state and national landmark status for the site at Joseph Rodman Drake Park to protect it from destruction. So they did. Since then, they have received a letter from the state saying the site meets criteria and is eligible for landmark status, the first step in the process 'to honor the region’s colonial and literary history.' "