Affordable housing and children’s museum slated for W. 155th Street

Manhattan Times | October 22, 2010

Broadway Housing Communities plans to break ground before the end of the year on a $70 million, 13-story affordable housing complex on W. 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.

Written by Daniel P. Bader

Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is moving ahead with its plan to build a $70 million, 13-story, 124-apartment affordable housing complex complete with space for a children’s museum on W. 155th Street at St. Nicholas Place.

“This is a project that has gotten unanimous support,” said BHC spokesperson Robin Verges. “Now just the mayor has to sign off.”

On Wed., Oct. 13 Verges said the City Council, led by supporter and Northern Manhattan Council Member Robert Jackson, unanimously voted to approve the rezoning of a block and granted an easement to build what is being called the Sugar Hill project. The building will be home to the Faith Ringgold Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling. Ringgold, a Sugar Hill native, is best known for her storytelling quilts, some of which are hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

BHC will celebrate the project at a fundraising birthday party for Ringgold at City College on Nov. 3.

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