MBP Gale Brewer’s Statement On Central Harlem Historic District

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement following the City Council’s approval of the Central Harlem Historic District today:

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“The blocks that make up the Central Harlem Historic District are a living piece of history, speaking to events from Harlem’s 19th-century building boom to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. I thank Council Member Bill Perkins and the Council’s Land Use Committee for supporting the designation of this district and congratulate the activists who worked to make this victory possible, including Valerie Jo Bradley of Save Harlem Now and the multiple local block associations and residents who made their voices heard.

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“Landmarking isn’t just for a select group of neighborhoods in mid- and lower Manhattan. We can and should use the Landmarks Law to protect superior architecture and historically significant buildings and spaces in every corner of all five boroughs. I’m glad to see this area in Central Harlem will be granted the protected status it deserves.”

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