125th Street Business Improvement District

Development Happenings


Uptown House - 

part boutique hotel and part private clubhouse for the swank set - set to open in Harlem


The palatial safehold will occupy an 80,000-square-foot space in the Malthouse, on Amsterdam Ave. between W. 126th and W. 128th Sts.  It will include more than 40 rooms, a pool, as many as three restaurants, two bars, a rooftop patio, a screening room, a library and a fitness center. Read More


CNN Anchor, Don Lemon, Buys Harlem Condo
Don Lemon, the CNN anchor notorious for his "black hole swallowed airline" theory, has bought his second condominium at 2280 Frederick Douglas Boulevard, one of the priciest developments in Harlem.  

155th Street Ped Safety Fixes Clear Three Uptown Community Board Votes


The Manhattan side of the 155th Street Bridge is a complex intersection where pedestrians are too often forgotten within a swirl of turning vehicles and impatient drivers. The intersection is also on the border of three community boards, adding extra layers of review for DOT efforts to improve safety. Transportation committees at all three boards have voted in support of the proposal, which will add pedestrian islands and turn restrictions while shortening crossing distances and calming traffic. 

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Harlem "High Line" expected to create 2,000 affordable units

Harlem may be getting its own version of the High Line. The proposed project, dubbed the Harlem Promenade, would create an elevated park over a portion of the Amtrak rail lines that run along the West Side Highway. Read More

What's New!

The 125th Street Rite Aid storefront has been shuttered since this summer and the old 125th Street space is up for lease.  This location just west of FDB/8th Avenue was actually one of the original post offices along the corridor but in recent decades has been used for a bingo hall upstairs and commercial shops on the lower floor. Read More


The $700 million East Harlem Entertainment Media and Cultural Center that has been planned for the past 5 years for the entire block between 2nd and 3rd Avenue on East 125th Street apparently lost a major developer in the very beginning and has since not found a replacement. Read More

125th Street Deals

   Shake up your fitness routine with FREE Zumba, dancing and more at Emblem Health Neighborhood Care in Harlem this week!!!!


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It's not too late to get a great night's sleep at a great low price! Sleepy's Columbus Day Sale has been held over! Shop now & save up to 1/2 off EVERY mattress!


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Come in Oct. 19th - 25th & receive 20% off LOOK boutique & Skin Wellness Center purchases when you use your Balance Rewards Card. Exclusions apply.




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125th Street
Recording Area: 125th Street South West Corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Week of October 6 - October 12
80,292 total visitors this week
+43.6% change from same week in the previous year.


Weekly Performance


     The total customer count for the Week beginning 6-OCT-2014 changed by 24,387 from the previous week. Total count for portfolio as a whole changed 8.09%. The highest hourly customer count for the Week beginning 6-OCT-2014 were achieved on Monday at 12pm.  


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More Development

Last December, in one of his last official acts as mayor, Michael Bloomberg announced plans for the country's largest continuous public Wi-Fi network covering 96 blocks in Harlem, made possible through a donation from the Fuhrman Family Foundation.

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The Mount Morris Fire Watchtower in Harlem is being dismantled

The Department of Parks & Recreation has announced plans to disassemble the Mt Morris Fire Watchtower in Harlem, although it says it will store the pieces until there is money to fully restore it. Read More



October 20 - October 26  

Domestic Violence Forum

Oct. 21st  
5:00 pm

Oct. 22nd  

7:30 pm 

Oct. 23rd  

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shred Day

Oct. 23rd  
10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Harlem Friday After Work Salsa

Oct. 24th  
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

Harlem Holiday Lighting 2014 Sponsor 

The 2014 Harlem Holiday Lights is on November 20th!!! Visit our site for more information!

We welcome Columbia University as one of our Holiday Lighting Program Sponsors!!!

Harlem in the News

West Harlem Food Hub Opens to Promote Healthy Eating

2014 Harlem Holiday Lights Sponsors:

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