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Years After Fleeing Violence, Man Returns to Harlem to Make a Difference

HARLEM — Brian Benjamin was only 4 years old when his mom chose to move out of their apartment on 147th Street and Amsterdam Avenue to escape ongoing neighborhood violence.

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Congratulations to Brian Benjamin for being a Crain’s 40 under 40 Honoree!

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Keeping Neighborhoods Affordable: Mayor de Blasio and Local Officials Tour $70 Million, 28-Building Rehabilitation Project Underway in Harlem

March 14, 2016

Partnership with M/WBE firm will keep over 350 apartments affordable for low ­income families for next 30 years

Tenants receiving new bathrooms and kitchens, upgrades to security, lighting and common areas

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Member Inez Dickens today visited a $70 million, 28­building rehabilitation project underway in Harlem. The massive affordable housing preservation project will repair apartments, improve the buildings and keep the rents of 358 apartments affordable to low­income families for the next 30 years.

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