NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A major development is planned for the heart of Harlem.
The National Urban League will build its new headquarters on 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
It’s a $242 million development project.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the announcement Wednesday.
“That journey began almost a decade ago for us to do something spectacular,” Morial said. “But this is for Harlem. What will you have? One hundred and seventy units of affordable housing, the National Urban League’s headquarters and the first ever civil rights museum in New York history.”MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
The National Urban League was founded in Harlem in 1910. Its current location is in the Financial District.