January 21, 2017 Comments Off on Harlem Public Housing May Get New Retail Space Views: 287 New York News, Uptown/Bronx New York

Harlem Public Housing May Get New Retail Space

Parkings lots and lawns around three public housing projects in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood might eventually be covered with up to a total of 489,000 square feet of new retail space, according to a proposed zoning change now being considered by the New York City Planning Department.

The idea is to line a quiet stretch of Park Avenue from East 113th Street to East 115th Street with shops that would be an amenity for public housing residents and the neighborhood — and would also bring in extra money for the housing authority. “Residents [now] need to walk long, inactive blocks to shop and fulfill their daily needs,” a City Planning spokeswoman said in a statement to Crains’ New York Business.

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