The Harlem Fire Watchtower Restoration

Sometime in  2014 the piece by piece dismantling of the Harlem Fire Watchtower will begin. 4 Million dollars has been allocated to save the tower and we must thank City Council Member Inez Dickens, Former Manhattan Borough President and our next Comptroller Scott Stringer,  Mayor Bloomberg and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Stay tuned and we will keep you informed about the restoration timeline and when the tower will be reinstalled up on the Acropolis atop of Mount Morris in Marcus Garvey Park.

Looking up into tower.

Looking up into tower.

Look closely and you will see a Red Tail Hawk perched on the roof of the tower. It is a favorite perch for him and I am sure he will miss the tower in its absence as will the residents of Harlem.

A Red Tail Hawk perched atop the Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park. Photo Courtesy Connie Lee Summer 2013

A Red Tail Hawk perched atop the Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park. Photo Courtesy Connie Lee Summer 2013

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President of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance. The original founder of the Alliance Val Bradley serves as the vice president. The 9 member all volunteer board advocates for the community and our mission extends beyond the borders of Marcus Garvey Park.
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