January 21st, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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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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November 3rd, 2013 by HarlemGuy

St. John The Divine via HarlemCondoLife

A new development will commence at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine in Harlem.  Building permits for two large residential towers (15 stories (149 ft) high) have been filed.  The towers will contain more than twice the number of units of the Avalon Morningside Park development.  The towers will be along most of the north side of the cathedral.  Community Board 9 held a special meeting on October 30th at which the developer was to have presented the plans.


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November 18th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

The 125th Street Business Improvement District, Community Boards 9, 10, and 11, and the NYC Housing Authority along with other sponsors present Harlem Holiday Lights.

Monday, November 21st.

Performances and Festivities begin at 5:30pm on the Plaza of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building at 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard

From 5:30pm to 7:00pm, attendees will enjoy free entertainment, performances, warm beverages and baked goods, and more.

At 7:00pm, 125th Street will be lit up with holiday lights from river to river. Choirs from over 20 Harlem churches, as well as two tour buses, will welcome the lights with joyous sounds.

After the Lights: Enjoy “Harlem Holiday Lights” discounts at restaurants, bars, retail locations, and more! Click here for full list of participating businesses.

Visit the 125th Street BID’s website for more information.

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