NYC Seeking Developer for National Jazz Museum

The city is seeking a developer to build a new home for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem across 125th Street from the famed Apollo Theater.

The complex will include an art house movie theater and a satellite office of the city's tourism agency.

Today the city's Economic Development Corporation issued a request for proposals for developers to bid on the project, which will be a further step in Harlem's growth as a tourist destination.

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is currently housed on 126th Street and will be able to expand its offerings in its new home.

Executive Director Loren Schoenberg said museum exhibits will incorporate live musicians, and visitors will be able to test their chops on real and virtual instruments.