125th Street BID
360 W 125th St, #11
New York, NY 10027

In This Issue:


-Reasons to Visit


-Pedestrian Count 


-Changes in the District  


-This Month in Harlem 


-Harlem  News   


-Trivia Answers 


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 Volunteer with the 125th Street BID! Call (212) 662-8999 or email us for more information. 


Afterwork Networking Receptions

Annual Meeting Preparation

Sanitation & Public Safety:

During the month of May, the 125th Street BID Clean Team worked with DSNY to clear the district of illegally dumped trash, which included discarded furniture, commercial plastic bags and cardboard boxes, bundles of newspaper, and more. The BID's Sanitation Workers also removed over 100 illegally posted flyers throughout the district.

The 125th Street BID's Public Safety Ambassadors were also hard at work all month. Acting as the eyes and ears of the district, the Ambassadors observed situations such as three emotionally disturbed or intoxicated people behaving irrationally or dangerously; a car accident; an epileptic seizure; and a struggle between a security guard and a shoplifter. In each of these situations, BID Public Safety Ambassadors notified the proper authorities, who arrived on scene to handle the situation.
dma2125th Street BID's 19th Annual Meeting
Theme: Building an Innovative District
June 26th, 2012 - 2:30pm-4:30pm

Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Adams,
President & CEO and Commissioner, Empire State Development Corp. (ESD)
There are 21 private, public, and private/public partnership initiatives occurring on 125th Street from river to river.
Come hear Kenneth Adams speak about statewide programs and ESD's involvement on 125th Street.




 James Ford, WPIX11 

The BID's Real Estate Economic
Development Committee will also present a video on these developments. Narration by James Ford, WPIX reporter, is accompanied by interviews from key developers and government agencies. You will get an inside perspective on the plans of economic and planning agencies and private developers for the future of 125th Street.
Video participants include key developers:

Left to right: Seth Pinsky (NYC EDC); Drew Greenwald (Grid Properties); Curtis Archer (HCDC); Dr. Joseph Tait (HCC); Deborah Kenny (HVA);  
and more....

Press Conference
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Prior to the Annual Meeting, the 125th Street BID, Harlem Arts Alliance and Harlem Community Development Corporation will unveil the winning banners from the 2012 "BID on Culture" Banner Competition.  

2012 "BID On Culture" Theme: Harlem: A Cultural Legacy 

TriviaThe 125th Street BID
brings you...

How Well Do You Know Harlem?  

Answers on Bottom of Newsletter

1. Harlem was originally a/n __________ village.

          a) Ethiopian
          b) Dutch
          c) Icelandic
          d) Columbian

2. In what year was the 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) signed into law?
         a) 1910
         b) 2004
         c) 1993
         d) 1982

3. Which of the following subway lines does NOT run through 125th Street?
         a) 6
         b) 2
         c) F
         d) A

4. Which of the following Harlem landmarks is NOT located on 125th Street?
         a) The Apollo Theater
         b) The Savoy Ballroom
         c) The Studio Museum
         d) The Victoria Theatre
         e) The Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Harlem State Office Building

5. Why was 125th Street called "The Hollow Way" in the 18th Century?
         a) Because Ichabod Crane was chased down 125th Street by the Headless Horseman in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
         b) Because there is a major fault line running under 125th Street
         c) Because "Holloway" was the last name of one of the first families to settle on 125th Street
         d)  As a tribute to the first settlers on 125th Street, who believed the earth to be hollow 
reasonstovisitTop 6 Reasons to Visit 125th Street

1. It's easy to get to and get around. 125th Street is easily accessible by 18 buses and 10 subway lines, as well as the MetroNorth train. Several crosstown buses traverse 125th Street to get you from one side to the other quickly and easily.


2. For its unique heritage and history. 125th Street is at the heart of Harlem's rich history, boasting world-famous landmarks such as the Apollo Theater, the Victoria Theatre, the Hotel Theresa, and more. Take a walking tour of 125th Street and learn about one of the most exciting districts in Manhattan. Visit the NYC & Co. visitors' center in the Studio Museum for more information....

Victoria Theatre in foreground; Apollo Theater visible in background

3. For its convenience.
125th Street is home to everything from well-known pharmacies, retailers, and restaurants, to boutiques offering authentic imported goods, to some of the best and most unique food in NYC.

4. To be immersed in culture. On 125th Street, there is art everywhere you look. Visit the Studio Museum or check out one of their events. During the winter, festive Holiday Lights decorate the entire street from river to river. And all year round, there are beautiful "BID On Culture" banners by local artists hanging from the light poles on 125th Street. The art on 125th Street is truly incredible, one-of-a-kind, and worth seeing!


5. It's Clean, Safe, and Comfortable. The BID works closely with DSNY, NYPD, and other organizations to keep 125th Street clean, safe, and comfortable.      


6. There's always something going on! Check out the 125th Street BID's Events Calendar for events on 125th Street and in Harlem.  

springboardAutomated Footfall Counting Services

2012 Five Month Review: Pedestrian Count

Corner of 125th Street & Frederick Douglass Boulevard


 Pedestrian counts for month of May, 2012  

Saturday had the highest customer count at 110,896 for the Month beginning 01-MAY-2012, which was 1,374 more than any other day during that Month. The day with the greatest increase in its customer count from the previous Month was Thursday (36,355).

announcementsChanges in the District   
  • The 125th Street Farmers' Market is coming back to the State Office Building Plaza! Grand Opening: June 12th, 2012   
  • Lazarus for Kids is in the process of relocating to the former Dr Jays storefront at 162-164 West 125th Street.  
  • Dr Jays has consolidated their two businesses on 125th Street (Dr Jays at 162-164 West 125th St and Harlem NYC at 256 West 125th St). Harlem NYC (256 West 125th Street) is the new sole location for both businesses.    
  • The Children's Place at 248 West 125th Street is currently closed for renovations and will reopen on June 26th, 2012.     
  • Coming Soon: DirectBuy Showroom is on its way to 66 West 125th Street.       
  • Delancey Leather (3 West 125th Street) and Center Nails (235 West 125th Street) are going out of business.  


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Events in Harlem every day!


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News  Harlem in the News

May 29th, 2012 - How Marcus Samuelsson Captured The Culture Of Harlem To Create Red Rooster

May 22nd, 2012 -
Apollo Theater inducts Lionel Richie and the late Etta James into Apollo Legends Hall of Fame

May 21st, 2012 -
125th St. Commercial Corridor adds another possible star; already developing Taystee Bakery, other sites

May 18th, 2012 -
Move to the uptown beat in New York City's Harlem borough

May 17th, 2012 -
Touro College of Pharmacy's students note value of hands-on experience in Harlem

May 17th, 2012 -
Harlem under construction: Part 2

May 14th, 2012 -
Supergroup Forms to Promote Harlem Businesses

May 11th, 2012 -
Sing Harlem Sing! Musical at the Dempsey Theater

May 10th, 2012 -
Harlem under construction: Part 1

May 8th, 2012 -
58,560 SF Morningside Heights Apartment Building for Sale at $19.25M

May 1st, 2012 -
2012 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Presents Blazing Tongues: The Singers & Writers of Lenox Lounge


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trivaanswersHARLEM TRIVIA 
See Below for Answers:

1. Harlem was originally a/n __________ village.
          b) Dutch
2. In what year was the 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) signed into law?
         c) 1993

3. Which of the following subway lines does NOT run through 125th Street?
         c) F

4. Which of the following Harlem landmarks is NOT located on 125th Street?
         b) The Savoy Ballroom

5. Why was 125th Street called "The Hollow Way" in the 18th Century?
         b) Because there is a major fault line running under 125th Street 
The 125th Street District Management Association, Inc. (DMA) is a not-for-profit corporation, funded by an additional tax assessment from the property owners in the district (125th Street between Morningside and Fifth Avenues). The 125th Street DMA delivers supplemental services such as sanitation and maintenance, public safety and visitor services, marketing and promotional programs, capital improvements, and beautification for the area.