Harlem to Get its Own Children’s Museum
(DNAinfo) — Northern Manhattan is one step closer to its very own children’s museum and new affordable housing. The Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) announced that it would go forward with a $70 million plan to build a 13-story building on West 155th Street and St. Nicholas Place on the border of Washington Heights and Harlem. The new structure will house 124 apartments and the Faith Ringgold Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, named after Harlem native Faith Ringgold, an artist famous for her large painted story quilts. Paving the way for the new project was unanimous vote of support from the City Council on Oct. 13, which passed the rezoning change and easement necessary to build the new structure.