The last we anyone heard of Mount Moriah Baptist at 2050 Fifth Avenue (between 126th and 127th) was back in last November when the church property was seized and put up for sale. A reader in the neighborhood took a few photos of workers on site yesterday, so what is going on with this historic structure? Check out the new signage out front of the church after the jump.
The substantial Watkins Funeral Home awning (since 1921) had been set up by a crew but apparently this will part of a new film called The Dictator which stars Sasha Baron Cohen of Borat fame. The Daily News had a brief mention of the new comedy inspired by a book by Saddam Hussein which is now filming in Harlem for some reason: LINK. As for the church itself, there had been talks of a condo conversion in the past but nothing seems to have happened to the property since it was placed on the market. Check out the full history in our past post: LINK