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Statement on City Planning Commission Approval of 126th Street Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial and Mixed Use Project

Jul 26 2017

“Today’s vote marks another major step towards building a permanent memorial for the historic Harlem African Burial Ground and providing affordable housing and jobs for East Harlem residents. We are grateful to receive the support of the City Planning Commission and look forward to continuing to work with Speaker Mark-Viverito, the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force, and other community leaders to make this project a reality,” said Anthony Hogrebe, NYCEDC Senior Vice President of Public Affairs.

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