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Construction in Harlem to Displace Local Business?

National Urban League Rendering

West 125th Street in Harlem will be getting a major update, with over twelve new construction buildings going into development in 2014. Residential and commercial properties will be built  in this location along with the new headquarters for the National Urban League and NYC’s first Civil Rights Movement Museum. A certain building that is slated to begin in 2015 on West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd and Malcolm X Blvd is under major scrutiny as the new development would effectively push out retailers that have held businesses along the busy street.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Prepares for Gracie Mansion

Gracie Mansion UES

During Michael Bloomberg’s Mayoral service, not once did he spend a night in Gracie Mansion, the home that was his official residence. Instead, the billionaire opted for a five-story Upper East Side townhouse. Though Bloomberg chose not to reside in the landmarked home, he did pay for Gracie Mansion to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation. But 2014 means a new mayor is running New York City, and with Bill de Blasio, Gracie Mansion will welcome its first full time mayor since Rudy Giuliani.