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East Harlem mixed-use project renderings New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development

HPD Plans Two Mixed-Use East Harlem Projects

The New York City Department of Housing Development and Preservation (HPD) plans to bring a new Afro-Latin Music and Arts (ALMA) Center and nearly 600 new affordable homes to East Harlem. The projects will construct mixed-use developments across two East Harlem sites.  

“These incredible projects are delivering on the City’s commitment to invest in job training, youth, education, and more affordable housing for East Harlem,” said HPD Commissioner Louise Carroll. “They are also proving that affordable housing can be an anchor for the arts and the entire community’s well-being.” 

In one project, the Lantern Organization and Mega Development will transform a former New York Police Department 25th Precinct parking into a 330-unit residential building. The development will also house the ALMA Center. 

In the other project, the Community Builders and Ascendant Neighborhood Development will develop a site at 413 E. 120th St. Into an affordable 250-unit residential building.  

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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