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August 21, 2015

ArtPlace: Unpacking the Matrix


Ellen Baxter participated in ArtPlace America’s Unpacking the Matrix, a conversation about investing in arts-based strategies to help achieve place-based outcomes in order to reposition arts and culture as a core sector of community planning and development….

November 21, 2014

For 124 Families, This Lottery’s Jackpot Was an Affordable New Home in Manhattan

The New York Times | November 21, 2014

Anette Christopher took a few steps into her new apartment and dropped to her knees, arms stretched toward the ceiling. “It’s everything…

November 20, 2014

Korean War vet Walter McClary moving on up – into coveted affordable apartment in Sugar Hill Development

New York Daily News | November 20, 2014
By Jan Ransom

He’s moving on up, but not out of Harlem’s Sugar Hill.

Longtime Harlemite Walter McClary badly needed a new place to live.

The 80-year-old Korean War vet often struggled to…

New Yorkers snag 98 sweet affordable apartments at Sugar Hill, for others the hunt continues

New York Daily News | November 20, 2014
By Jan Ransom

You may have a better chance of getting struck by lightning in your lifetime than you do scoring an affordable apartment in New York.

Well, maybe not — but you get the…

July 18, 2014

If you build it…

“If You Build It. We’re waiting for something to happen, and here it is. A ray of light on public housing does shine. Replete with breathtaking views, there is a place that has reserved some twenty plus…

June 26, 2014

No Longer Empty’s ‘If You Build It’ Opens at Harlem’s Sugar Hill

Wall Street Journal | June 25, 2014 | By Jessica Dawson

Over the past week, Harlem’s David Adjaye-designed Sugar Hill Apartments teemed with workers readying the building for August occupancy, as well as artists carting in piano keys,…

June 13, 2014

Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Mark-Viverito Join Broadway Housing Communities to Celebrate Innovative Sugar Hill Development

Historic community revitalization initiative brings world-class David Adjaye design to permanently affordable housing, brand new children’s museum and unique early childhood education center

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito joined with community leaders, affordable…

June 5, 2014

How Sweet it is at Harlem’s ‘Sugar Metropolis’

Wall Street Journal | June 5, 2014

In an art space in Harlem’s Sugar Hill historic district, a whimsical miniature city is taking shape in the skillful hands of Irish sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels. Their medium of choice:…

November 1, 2013

David Adjaye – Wall Street Journal’s 2013 Architecture Innovator

Wall Street Journal | November 2013
By Ian Volner

The New Affordable apartment complex going up at the corner of 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in the uppermost reaches of Manhattan…

September 23, 2013

A Sense of Place

The New Yorker | September 23, 2013
by Calvin Tomkins

Sugar Hill, in Harlem, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Duke Ellington, Thurgood Marshall, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Willie…

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