The Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force is a group of concerned citizens who have united to help the Elmendorf Reformed Church to restore and memorialize its historically and culturally significant colonial African burial ground at 1st Avenue, between 126th and 127th Streets in East Harlem, New York City.

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ABOUT

A one page summary of who we are and our objectives.   

A one page document that contains both our vision and mission.     

In the fall of 2011, the Urban Planning department at Hunter College issued a 168 page report with its planning and design recommendations.

VISION

A one page document that contains design guidelines for the redevelopment of the 126th Street Bus Depot.     

A 2015 presentation document that contains, in addition to a proposed design, both a historical and site analysis of East Harlem.

HUMANITY

A detailed report outlining the analysis, findings, and recommendations of the archaeological investigation undertaken by AKRF, an environmental planning and engineering consultancy firm.

These boards are part of a public awareness campaign to bring attention to the history and humanity of East Harlem's sacred site.

EXHIBITION

DEVELOPMENT

Environmental Assessment Statement or EAS describes the proposed land use action(s) and provides an initial analysis of its potential effects on the environment.

Draft Scope of Work or DSOW describes the topics to be addressed in a more thorough environmental analysis known as an EIS or Environmental Impact Statement. Topics include impacts on noise, water and sewer infrastructure, air quality, transportation, shadows, open space, neighborhood character, etc. 

The response of Manhattan Community Board 11 to the DSOW.

The response of the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force  to the DSOW.

The response of the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force  to the DSOW.

The Final Scope of Work or FSOW is an updated version of the DSOW. It incorporates public comments where possible and gives responses to any questions and concerns voiced by the public.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement or DEIS is a dense understanding of the nature and consequences of specific environmental impacts anticipated as a result of proposed land use actions. To view the entire folder of documents click here.