East Harlem development project breaks ground, includes hotel

NYHTC — June 17, 2010

According to GlobeSt.com, construction on the $700 million East Harlem Media, Entertainment and Cultural Center finally got underway in May, with the first phase expected to be completed by next summer. The center, which will be comprised of almost 1000 housing units, 50,000 square feet of retail space reserved for local businesses, 250,000 square feet of office space, and a 98,000 square foot hotel, is one of the more promising signs of the renaissance reshaping Harlem. The mayor's office has heralded this project for the strong economic impact it will have by creating 1,500 permanent jobs and 4,000 construction jobs.

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Jordan, John. $700M Project in East Harlem Begins. Globe St. May 11, 2010.