It’s all part of Mayor Bloomberg’s vision for 125th Street in Harlem — circa 2025. The Bloomberg administration hand-picked developers to move into empty city-owned eyesores in hopes of turning the Main Street of Black America into a cross between Silicon Valley and Manhattan’s chic Meatpacking District. With all this development happening really isn’t beneficial to our community unless it helps longtime residents, who may need substantially more affordable housing and jobs.
The National Urban League has its own vision for a new headquarters at 121 W. 125th St. The future headquarters of the National Urban League, for example, will share the building with 60 low-cost apartments, plus the Museum of the Urban Civil Rights Experience and ample ground-floor retail.