Museum for African Art

The Museum for African Art has been increasing public understanding and appreciation of African arts and culture since 1984. The Museum is well known for its traveling exhibitions, public education programs, and unique store that offers authentic hand-made African crafts. After years of nomadic travel from one rented space to another, the Museum will realize a long-held dream of creating a permanent and appropriate home for the museum collection, which is currently warehoused in Long Island City. The Museum’s relocation efforts have garnered widespread support in its capital campaign and from New York State and New York City capital grant programs. The 75,000 SF facility will include gallery space featuring both traditional and contemporary African art, a library, a restaurant, a gift shop, two classrooms, and an African Discovery Hall. The development will also include 116 market-rate condominium units above the museum. As well being the first addition to Museum Mile in 50 years, the project is targeting LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council for its sustainable design features. It is anticipated that this new and vibrant community space will link Museum Mile with Harlem’s African, African-American and Latino communities and create numerous, new educational opportunities for residents of New York City and visitors.

Harlem Hospital Center

Since 1907, Harlem Hospital Center (HHC), one of the country’s largest acute-care and Level 1 Trauma Centers, has served residents of Central and West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. As the largest employer in Central Harlem and one of the largest training centers for minority and female physicians in the United States, HHC is an important social, political and economic force within the community. NMTC financing was utilized to support the construction of a 195,000 square-foot diagnostic, treatment, critical care and emergency pavilion, and the renovation of certain existing facilities. The new Patient Pavilion, which houses HHC’s Emergency Department, has separate walk-in and ambulance entrances, state-of-the-art critical care and diagnostic units, and new fully equipped operating rooms. The renovation of the existing hospital space modernized HHC’s obstetrics and gynecology department, which had not been updated in 40 years. Construction of the Patient Pavilion and the upgrades made to the existing facility were critical for HHC to meet demand for increased patient services and to ensure HHC provides the highest quality of care.


StreetSquash is an innovative and successful urban youth enrichment program founded in 1999. StreetSquash combines academic activities, community service and the sport of squash for boys and girls grades 6-12. The organization’s mission is to provide participants with the tools to help them succeed in school and move on to active and productive lives. The new 18,000 square foot building allows StreetSquash to serve more than 500 Harlem public school children each year. The facility provides classrooms and a library as well as squash courts, locker rooms and administrative offices. creation of 70 construction jobs and 18 permanent jobs.

Harlem Gallery of Science

Science and Arts Engagement New York (SAENY) is a nonprofit organization committed to increasing the representation of young men and women of color age 15 to 25 in the science, tech, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) fields. SAENY will construct a 20,000-square-foot Harlem Gallery of Science that will include exhibition, creative, events and commercial space as well as a café. The new gallery, which will offer interactive STEAM exhibits, will attract an estimated 215,000 visitors annually. The location is the former Taystee Building, which is under construction. The gallery build out will be completed by mid-2019 and fully operational by the middle of 2020.