By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined community leaders Thursday in Harlem for the construction kick-off of the National Urban League headquarters.

The Urban League Empowerment Center will be located on 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue.

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“This project is going to revitalize Harlem. It is smart, it is right, it is mixed use. It brings a museum, it brings affordable housing, it brings retail. It brings commercial space. In and of itself, it is going to revitalize Harlem,” Cuomo said Thursday.

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The $242 million project will house New York’s first museum dedicated to Civil Rights.

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It will also provide 170 units of affordable housing, below-market office space and retail space anchored by Target and Trader Joe’s.

CBSNewYork Team