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Harlem Jazz Museum to Get New Home

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, a nonprofit arts group, has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in conjunction with the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), to take occupancy of a vacant site on 125th Street. The former Mart 125, which housed small retail outlets, has been unused since 2001. If backing from developers can be procured, the NJMIH, along with Image Nation, a nonprofit that supports independent cinema and progressive music, will move into the 10,000-square-foot space, which is across the street from the legendary Apollo Theatre.

“We are excited to be advancing this innovative project that will marry the best of the development community with two, great cultural institutions,” said NYCEDC President Seth W. Pinsky. “The project will help to ensure the future of 125th Street as a premier arts, cultural and entertainment destination, as well as a center of economic development.”

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