The grim plaza in front of the state office building at 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard is undergoing a transformation, DNAinfo reports. Aiming to put the African in African Square, which is the plaza's official name, the renovation will include a "black granite representation of the Nile River running through it. A black granite wall running along the 'river' will feature etchings that tell the story of Harlem." The two-year, $11 million project also includes a water feature, stage, trees, and more. In other words, suck it, Clinton! Ain't no Egyptian rivers flowing through FiDi, that's for sure.
· Harlem Plaza Being Transformed Into $21M African Village Square [DNAinfo]