On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, New York City Economic Development (NYCEDC) and Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), in partnership with Council Member Diana Ayala and the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force.
City Land NYC reports that the Harlem African Burial Ground, affordable housing, and commercial space will replace the 126th Street Bus Depot.
Arch Paper reports that while completing work on the Willis Avenue Bridge in East Harlem in the early 2000s, an unexpected discovery was made.
Patch reports that the New York City Council approved zoning applications for a massive development on an East Harlem site home to the former 126th Street bus depot and a 17th century African burial ground, the city Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday.
Statement on the Approval of the 126th Street Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial and Mixed-Use Project by the City Council Planning Subcommittee:
“We’re proud of the work we are doing to create respectful monuments in our communities that seek to right a historical injustice by recognizing that this land…
A city project to construct a massive mixed-use development on the site of a former bus depot in East Harlem has been approved by the City Planning Commission, making it one step away from completing the public review process.
Since the Village of Harlem was founded in 1660, it has served as a major residential and cultural center for communities of African descent.
This month, the public will get another opportunity to comment on a proposed 1.1-million-square-foot development that would take up an entire city block in East Harlem.
Be sure to join the Thursday, September 15th at the Silberman School of Social Work for an Open House on the East 126th Street Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial project !
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in collaboration with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) today released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to select non-profit art or cultural organization to operate a memorial and cultural education center.
After a decade of planning and research by Harlemites, an unused bus depot on East 126th Street is being prepared to honor its past state: a burial ground for enslaved and free African people.
Members of the New York delegation, led by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler,
City Limits reports that the Economic Development Corporation (EDC)’s proposal to rezone the 126th Street Bus Depot to facilitate the development of an African Burial Ground memorial and a mixed-use development with housing was approved unanimously by the City Planning Commission on Wednesday.
For nearly a decade, keepers of Harlem’s historical flame have insisted — in the face of official skepticism — that a significant antebellum landmark lay beneath an enormous bus depot near the Harlem River.