A Beacon of Hope on Sugar Hill

Topping Out Officials_smManhattan Times | May 15, 2013
by Gregg McQueen

On a cloudless spring afternoon, sun beamed down brightly from the blue sky onto the roof of the Sugar Hill Project site at St. Nicholas Avenue and 155th Street in West Harlem.

Still under construction, the 13-story building will soon comprise a unique combination of affordable housing, education and culture.

When the building opens in early 2014, it will offer 124 apartments for low-income or previously homeless families, an early education center for preschoolers and also a children’s museum.

Financed largely by philanthropic donations, the facility is being developed by Broadway Housing Communities, which sponsors innovative permanent housing for low-income populations, such as the Dorothy Day Apartments on Riverside Drive.

On Fri., May 10th, a “topping off” ceremony to celebrate the pouring of the Sugar Hill Project’s roof took place. A host of local elected officials, community members and construction workers congregated high above Harlem, and were treated to stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, George Washington Bridge and Harlem River.

Read more about the event at Manhattan Times…

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