125th Street BID
360 West 125th Street, #11
New York, New York 10027
| District Management Association
The first 125th Street BID Board of Directors meeting of FY2011-2012 was held on Thursday, October 27th. The meeting was productive and well attended. The 125th Street BID is working with Curtis Sherrod from H2C2 on a promotional video entitled "Harlem, Believe In Dreams!" The video will depict Harlem and 125th Street's past, present, and future. After the board meeting on the 27th, some of our board members were interviewed on film for the video. The video is narrated by Vy Higginson from the Mama I Want to Sing Foundation.
Sanitation and Outreach Committee continues to meet every two weeks.
Streetscape Committee has continued to work on projects to improve the streetscape of 125th Street.
| Harlem Holiday Lights Updates|
Harlem Holiday Lights: The Initiative and Event
Lighting Ceremony: November 21st, 2011 6:00pm
Plaza of Harlem State Office Building
Click to view flyer as pdf
Harlem Holiday Lights Fundraiser
The second annual Harlem Holiday Lights Fundraiser will be held at the BID Office on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. $25 Minimum Suggested Donation. All proceeds will be used toward the installation and maintenance of Holiday Lights along 125th Street this holiday season.
Click to view the event flyer on the 125th Street BID Website
Click to view and RSVP on Facebook
We are no longer offering specialized pole decorations, but it is not too late to sponsor or contribute to the 2011 Harlem Holiday Lights initiative! Click here to view current sponsorship opportunities.
The 125th Street BID is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
Beyond the Lights
The 125th Street BID has created the "Beyond the Lights" initiative to publicize sales, discounts, activities, events, and other happenings on 125th Street and the surrounding area that occur after the November 21st Lighting Event. See the "Beyond the Lights" page on the 125th Street BID's website for more information on Holiday Happenings in Harlem, how to get involved and promote your business for free, American Express's Small Business Saturday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and more.
Look for updates on the 2011 Harlem Holiday Lights Campaign on our Website, Twitter, and Facebook.
| Sanitation and Street Maintenance|
October Sanitation Focus: Graffiti removal; curbside wash down; scrubbing and disinfecting of corners; trash receptacle repair and cleaning.
In October, the BID Sanitation team was hard at work gathering up illegally dumped garbage in the district. During the month of October, we encountered plastic garbage bags containing commercial garbage, cardboard boxes, plastic storage boxes, and furniture. The BID Sanitation Team is working closely with DSNY to gather up and remove the garbage and keep 125th Street clean. Dumping in the district had subsided with our release of the Dumping Is Destructive brochures, but is now becoming a problem again. The 125th Street BID and DSNY are working closer together to identify violators, increase awareness and eradicate the problem.
The BID submits service requests via 311, which has been very responsive. In the month of October, the BID reported several exposed wires, a damaged pedestrian crossing, and two potholes to 311. All conditions have been repaired.
On an ongoing basis, the BID Clean Team removes handbills, posters, notices, signs, and advertisements on any curb, sidewalk, gutter, tree, lamppost, telephone pole, public garbage bin, or any other public item in the district. During the month of October, the BID Sanitation Team removed approximately eighty flyers that were illegally posted in the district.
There were four protests/demonstrations on 125th Street during the month of October. Protesters demonstrated against crimes against humanity; Verizon Wireless; cutting Police Athletic Programs; and the NYPD's implementation of "Stop and Frisk."
| Public Safety
The 125th Street BID Public Safety Ambassadors work hard to keep 125th Street safe. Throughout the month of October, BID Public Safety Ambassadors responded to a car accident, a fainting incident, and an intoxicated male harassing a pedestrian. In each situation, the Public Safety Ambassadors notified the proper authorities, who responded promptly.
| Retail Updates|
True Value Discount Inc. - 2346 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Furniture Zone - 3 West 125th Street
Young Spring Farm Market - 62 West 125th Street