Jazz museum to anchor new Harlem cultural center

April 23, 2012 03:30PM

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]