New Sugar Hill Building to Combine Children’s Museum and Affordable Housing

DNA Info | October 2, 2010

MANHATTAN — A Harlem artist, superstar architect and affordable housing group have joined forces to create a new museum and housing project in Harlem.

Artist Faith Ringgold and Broadway Housing Communities have joined forces to create 124 affordable housing units and a Children’s Museum of of Art and Storytelling overlooking the Harlem River on 155th street in Sugar Hill.

The building, perched on Coogan’s Bluff and slated to open in 2012, is described as a stack of gray-purple cubes, and will be home to the 18,000-square-foot museum, which will include performance space, a shop, cafe, media center and library.

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