| As we celebrate both the 200th Anniversary of the Street and the 20th Anniversary of the BID, we would like to highlight the stories of all those that have contributed to this historical corridor.
This month we are highlighting TWO businesses that have been located on 125th Street for a combination of over 100 years!!
Popular Community Bank
231 West 125th Street since 1913
Y. Malik Hodges and Robert Hernandez reflect back on the history of 231 West 125th Street, which is now Popular Community Bank. Since it's inception on 125th Street in the 1880s, this location has been the home of banking institutions.
Goodrich Insurance Brokerage, Ltd.
271 West 125th Street - 20 years
360 West 125th Street since 2008
(From L to R: Thelma Goodrich, James D. Goodrich, Governor David A. Patterson (then Senator) and Pearline McKenzie-Garner)
Franklin Goodrich reflects back on the history of Goodrich Insurance Brokerage Ltd. as he continues the work of his aunt, Thelma Goodrich, one of the first women in Harlem to own her own brokerage firm. Previously known as "Thelma E Goodrich Real Estate & Insurance Inc" this business has been on 125th Street for over 20 years.
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What are your most fond memories of 125th Street growing up?
What are or were some of your favorite businesses?
Did you play a role in the development of 125th Street that no one knows about? We want to shout your story!
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