Harlem’s dwindling churches View Full Caption
HARLEM — Churches are losing members but gaining profits from gentrification.
Nearly two dozen churches have either closed or been sold to developers for more than $50 million over the last decade, according to a review by DNAinfo New York and Harlem historian Michael Henry Adams.
The churches often sell because of a combination of factors including dwindling memberships, high maintenance costs and the lure of millions of dollars from developers ready to buy in Harlem.| This post is an excerpt. Click here to read the full post. |