The Cathedral of St. John the Divine could become a landmark under a deal between the church, Community Board 9 and developers of a new 14-story building set to be built alongside the cathedral.
Community Board 9 approved a resolution asking the Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark the entire cathedral campus with an exception for a 14-story, 428-unit apartment building. Revenue from that project will fund church repairs, upgrades and ongoing operations. The 121-year-old cathedral is in need of millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades.
Previously the church leased land on 110th Street and Morningside Avenue to the developers who built Avalon Morningside Park, a 20-story luxury apartment building, in 2007 that includes 20 percent affordable housing.
The area from the church eastward towards Frederick Douglass Circle is part of what is known as “Gateway To Harlem”, which continues to undergo dramatic change, and into what some are now calling SOHA (South Harlem).
For more information: St. John the Divine Campus Could be Landmarked in Deal With CB 9 – Morningside Heights – DNAinfo.com New York.
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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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People say never talk about religion (or politics) because everyone has their own beliefs and opinions and it always ends in an argument. Keeping this in mind, here are some end of the year thoughts on all religions to consider coming into the New Year, 2014:
Catholicism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Confucianism, Buddhism, Seventh-Day Adventist, Mormonism, however you were raised or whatever religion you have chosen as a vehicle to help you on your path to a higher place, should be respected and not judged. So much of religion has to do with location and where we were born into the world, geographically. This is sometimes lost in the bigger picture of things and definitely complicates our political differences.
Lets try together globally in 2014 to learn more about one another around the world and accept each other for who we are as well as our differences. There are similarities with many religions and beliefs that people would be surprised to learn about. It is really quite interesting and empowering to learn about other cultures, traditions and languages. More and more our society is becoming multi cultural and globally in tune. As we continue to grow and understand we can learn that our differences are sometimes more similar than we thought.
Happy New Year for 2014 to everyone here in Harlem, New York, America and everywhere around the globe!
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The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
You might also enjoy the following Holiday mixes, by RhythmDB for HarlemCondoLife.com.
Mix 1 - Christmas Mix 2012
Mix 2 - Soothing Sounds for the Holidays- Podcast
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