The Real Deal New York

Jazz museum to anchor new Harlem cultural center

The National Jazz Museum, currently housed in tiny Harlem headquarters at 104 East 126th Street, is ramping up efforts to build a new state-of-the-art facility a street away, Crain’s reported. A new, 67,000-square-foot cultural center will soon rise across the street from the Apollo Theater, on 125th Street, between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell boulevards, and will dedicate a large portion of that space to the jazz museum.

The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, a fund established by the federal government during the Bill Clinton administration to improve the area, is expected to chose a developer for the site by the end of the month, Crain’s said, and the museum is embarking on a $22 million capital campaign to create an endowment and help fund construction. [Crain’s]