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125th Street boasts a wide variety of retail shops, eating establishments, non profit organizations, and service-oriented businesses.
This month the 125th Street BID guides you to learn more about the business corridor between Saint Nicholas and Morningside Avenues.
Block 1951, located on the South Side of 125th Street, consists of 3 properties located within the BID District. It is located in West Harlem in Community Board 9 and the 26th Precinct NYPD.
Block 1952, located on the North Side of 125th Street, consists of 8 properties located within the BID District. It is located in West Harlem in Community Board 9 and the 26th Precinct NYPD.
Currently this block consists of 20 ground level tenants and one ground level vacancy, as well as 20 upstairs office spaces and 6 residential buildings.
Click charts on the left for Block by Block Data.
350 to 388 West 125th Street
Community Board 9 Chair: Georgiette Morgan Thomas
US Congressional District
: NY 15th DistrictCongressional Representative
: Charles B. RangelSenate District:
30th Senatorial DistrictSenator:
Bill PerkinsAssembly District
: 70th DistrictAssemblyman
: Keith Wright
At this time, 383 West 125th Street, formerly M&G Diner, has been renovated and is currently available for rent. Contact: WalkerMalloy (646-535-3597).
Photo on Left: M&G opened in 1968 and closed in 2008.
Photo on Right: M&G Diner circa 1974 (Adventures in Chow City)
Fred Gadsden, Owner of M & G Diner, served on the 125th Street Local Development Corporation Board of Directions from 1985 to 1993. He was instrumental in creating the Business Improvement District. He served as a member of the 125th Street BID until 1996. People in Harlem still talk about his establishment as a gathering place for good food and political conversations.
Fred Gadsden-- Sept 1993 at the signing of the 125th Street BID into Law by Mayor David N. Dinkins
Tweet us about your M&G memories! Our memory: OMG-- A visit to 125th Street was not complete without a biscuit from M&G.
Retail, Restaurants, Services, and More:
On this block you will find a few retail locations, such as $1 Dollar Depot, Gem Pawnbrokers, Image Optical, and Family Pharmacy & Surgical. There are also many service-oriented businesses: 125 Photo Studio, Gabaron Barbershop, Palladia, NY Hotel Trades Council, Figure Skating in Harlem, Harlem Independent Living Center, Best International Employment Agency, Goodrich Insurance, Animata Hair Braiders, US Postal Service, La Gree Baptist Church, and the 125th Street BID.
This block is also home to Harlem Commonwealth Council, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) local development organization dedicated to a broad-based economic uplift of Harlem and its vibrant multi-cultural community. Harlem Commonwealth Council's mission is to stimulate the overall economic development of the Harlem community through the creation of enterprises, generation of jobs, and improvement of services.
Visitors to this block can grab a bite to eat at Little Caesar's Pizza, Presidential Pizza, McDonald's, or Omega Deli. Stop off after work for drinks and jazz at Showman's.
The IND Eighth Avenue Line:
This block is quick and easy to get to. On the corner of 125th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue, visitors can catch the A, C, B, or D trains. This subway station opened on September 10, 1932, along with the rest of the IND Eighth Avenue Line from Chambers Street to 207th Street. (wikipedia.org)
Photo on Left: A Train at 125th Street-- 11/29/1970 (nycsubway.org)
Photo on Right: D Train at 125th Street-- 5/11/1969 (nycsubway.org)