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MARCH 2014 NEWSLETTER

 Retail News
Store Front Vacancies on 
125th Street
 284 West 125th Street
Ripco Real Estate
Jason Pennington and Zach Nathan
212-750-6565
ripcony.com

215 West 125th Street
Lee & Associates NYC
2269 SF Including Basement
Frontage  20'
Stan Udenfeld 212.776.1292
Jon Knudsen 212.776.1282
Henry Goldfarb 212.776.1293

35 West 125th Street
Studley Retail
Retail Space for Lease
Cory Gahr
212.326.8609
cgahr@studley.com
Joel Sonkin
212.588.3411 
jsonkin@studley.com

For a complete listing and contact information, CLICK HERE
Legislative News

Important Legislative information that may affect your business:

 

Mayor de Blasio's Appointment List to Date

 

SBS Preliminary Budget Hearings- 3/20 Agenda

 

Paid Sick Leave

 

Public Waste Receptacles

 

Litter Basket Replacement

 

 

Small Business Resources

Free Small Business Development Workshop 

Popular Community Bank & Operation Hope
231 West 125th Street

Spring Cleaning for your Small Business

After all of the snow this winter, we couldn't be happier that March 20th is the first day of Spring! Here are some "Spring Cleaning Tips" for your business, as you prepare your new strategies and update the office.

In this issue...
WOMEN'S HISTORY IN HARLEM

In honor of Women's History Month, the BID is paying tribute to some of 125th Street's Leading Ladies. Business owners, CEOs, Founders, Politicians and more; these women are making powerful moves on 
1-2-5!
Harlem Yoga Studio Tells Us Their Story
In honor of Women's History Month, we are featuring 125th Street's Harlem Yoga Studio, founded by 
Laurel Katz-Bohen and co-owned by Erica Barth.  

 

Harlem Yoga Studio opened its doors in the October of 2009 with one ambitious mission: to make yoga accessible to Every Body in the neighborhood regardless of age, weight, health, financial status or experience.

 

While the proven benefits of regular practice-including stress reduction and weight loss-are widely accepted in many parts of the country, the studio's founders, Erica Barth and Harlem resident Laurel Katz-Bohen noticed there was almost no yoga in their Harlem neighborhood. Geography aside, the two also found that many residents were unfamiliar with yoga, or in many cases, skeptical that it was something that they could do.

 

Continue their story here 
BID Footfall - Annual Performance

 

The Pedestrian Count on 125th Street has dropped in the first two months of 2014. We can only attribute this to the frigid weather that we've experienced throughout this winter. There was a similar drop in footfall counts in 2013 during these months, but not as drastic. Based on the data from previous years, we predict the numbers and visitors will rise this coming Spring.

For more BID Pedestrian Counts
For updates on the West 125th Street Expansion, Click Here
East Harlem

 

 

The 125th Street BID sends our deepest condolences to the families who lost love ones, and our well wishes to the injured. We wish them a full and speedy recovery.

We continue to send our prayers and support to Community Board 11 & the entire East Harlem Community during this time.  

The out pour of community driven services to help those displaced, and to provide spiritual guidance has shown the true spirit of Harlem. Whether it is East, Central, or West -- we are all one!

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Arts & Culture on 1-2-5

Actress, Tracee Ellis Ross, visited 125th Street's Studio Museum Harlem this past month to view their "Black Performance in Contemporary Art" Exhibition.

"Must see exhibit at the Studio Museum in Harlem! A retrospective of Black performance Art #CarrieMaeWeems #JaysonMusson #LorraineOrgrady #kaluplinzy @thelmagolden " -@traceeelissross
  "Me with #DerrickAdams reconstruction of the Giant face of Oz. #StudioMuseum @thelmagolden " - @traceeellisross

If you have not been to this iconic museum, be sure to explore their events and exhibitions
and stop by 1-2-5 ! 

Photo Credit: Tracee Ellis Ross' Instagram
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Barbara Askins
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Anthony Baker
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Ymani Belcher
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Jennifer Silverberg

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