Move to rename Harlem neighborhood sparks outrage over erasing black history
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New York City real estate companies' attempts to rename a Harlem neighborhood "SoHa" have enraged longtime residents of the historically black enclave, who say the move erases the community's rich cultural history. The neighborhood served as home and inspiration to generations of leading African-Americans, including activists W. The "SoHa" name, echoing the high-priced, largely white Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo in lower Manhattan, has begun appearing in real estate listings for apartments located between th Street and th Street, and Realtor Keller Williams boasts a "SoHa Team" of agents on its website. Harlem's U.
It is estimated that 1. The building which later became the Apollo Theater was built in —14  and was designed by architect George Keister,  who also designed the First Baptist Church in the City of New York. During the early s, the theatre fell into disrepair and closed once more.