A sweet deal in Sugar Hill | Manhattan Times

Story & Photo by Sandra E. García

Sugar Hill - Breaking Ground

A ceremonial groundbreaking with Mayor Michael Bloomberg was held for the new Sugar Hill development in West Harlem.

The Sugar Hill neighborhood of northern Manhattan just got a little sweeter.

This past Thurs., July 19th, community leaders, residents and elected officials broke ground on what was once a parking lot on 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue to make way for the construction of 124 units of affordable housing, as well as the establishment of a children’s museum and educational center in West Harlem.

The Sugar Hill development’s design will be led by celebrated architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates together with SLCE Architects.

The residential complex is part of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan (NHMP), a multi-billion dollar initiative to finance 165,000 units of affordable housing for half a million New Yorkers by the close of Fiscal Year 2014.

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