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Cicely Tyson's Childhood Home +
178 East 101st Street

Cicely Tyson, legendary multi-award-winning film, television, and theater star whose career spanned more than 70 years, passed away on January 28, 2021. In her honor, LEH coalition partner, Ascendant Neighborhood Development, is partnering with Groundswell NYC to produce a mural for our building at 178 East 100th Street, which was Tyson’s childhood home. In the coming months, AND will share more about Tyson’s life, as well as more opportunities to engage with the visioning process to bring this new mural to life.

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Explore Cicely's East Harlem with this interactive StoryMap! +
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Introducing the #CelebrateCicely Mural Artist... +
Lehna Huie

Lehna Huie is a multi-disciplinary fine artist, arts educator, curator, and activist exercising a belief in the power of multi-vocal art. Her work amplifies stories of love, loss, and remembrance. Her style is a variety of abstract/expression and portraiture to tell unique stories uplifting the lives and spaces of People of Color around the world descending from the cities of the African Diaspora and Caribbean. Lehna’s portraits and figurative work are highly textured exploring identity, womanism and ritual. She is deeply committed to the fusion of arts and social change as a path to liberation: exploring the past, present and the future of struggle and freedom. Lehna is an advocate for artists rights, reproductive justice and for survivors of domestic violence. Lehna often does design work and workshops for organizations and grassroots communities. Collaboration and community are key components in her work.

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Who is Landmark East Harlem? +

We are a coalition of organizations and individuals whose mission is to protect the special character of the neighborhood. We do this by working to secure City landmark designation and State and National Register listing for individual properties and historic districts in East Harlem. We also advocate for contextual new development and adaptive reuse of older properties.

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What are Preservation Action Alerts? +

When we hear of a structure or community institution being considered for demolition or in need of preservation assistance, we'll let you know how you can help. Come join us at a rally, sign a petition, or share a post on social media. Neighborhood preservation is a community effort!

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