Small business owners say National Urban League HQ in Harlem will shut them down

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Local mom and pop shops are furious about a new development moving into Harlem.

The plan, which is backed by Governor Cuomo, calls for a $225 million headquarters and museum built by the National Urban League on west 125th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcolm X boulevards.

The development also includes more than 100 affordable apartments.

However, to build the development, several minority businesses would have to go.

The National Urban League says the project would create more than 1,000 temporary construction jobs and hundreds of permanent jobs.

The organization says 5% of the space will be set aside for local businesses that meat certain guidelines, which remain unclear.

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