The Gale of Creative Destruction in Central Harlem: The Lenox Terrace & ONE45 Rezoning Applications
Led By Gregory Christopher Baggett, A. Philip Randolph Square Neighborhood Alliance
This walk focuses on two redevelopment projects in Central Harlem that would bring billions in private capital investment to an area sorely in need of investment, while undermining the district’s black American plurality, a status protected by federal voting rights act. During the walk, we will examine the physical, social, and political landscape, address the challenges and rewards of the two proposals, and analyze the response from various community stakeholders, as well as envision the next steps needed to ensure that underdevelopment isn’t used as a barrier to change.
We begin at 135 Street and walk once around the entire campus; then we walk north ten short blocks to 145 Street and walk once around the site. Participants could jump on the subway one stop
from 135 to 145, but there’s lots of interesting history to discuss along the Avenue.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.