In more East Harlem gentrification news, the city has announced plans to fully revitalize the intersection of East 125th Street and Park Avenue, the area surrounding the long-neglected Harlem Metro-North Station. The project will be spearheaded by the Economic Development Corporation and will feature a new transportation hub with shops, restaurants, urban furniture, and a farmers' market.
The EDC plans to spend around $2.6 million on renovations and another $3.5 million on neighborhood safety improvements, such as better street lighting and a station plaza. The city has teamed up with the New East Harlem Merchants Association Inc., a community group that recently received a $100,000 grant to clean up the street below the viaduct.
Construction is expected to be completed by 2016.
· "Harlem's Metro-North sketchy underbelly slated for $6M facelift" [NYDN]