125th Street Business Improvement District

Development Happenings


Harlem's 125th Street Library Reopens it's Doors After a Year of Renovations


Harlem's 125th St. Library is back in business. The branch - closed for a year for upgrades to infrastructure, including heating and cooling equipment - is opening its doors again Friday. Read More


Unique Boutique Hotel Coming to Harlem in 2016


An unusual boutique hotel is slated to open in Manhattanville's Factory District. Former Managing Director of Soho House North America, Mark Somen is planning to open the swanky uptown location, which will be part hotel, part private clubhouse. Read More

Boutique Harlem Rental Building Starts Leasing at $2,395


145 West 123rd Street, a 12-unit rental building in Harlem developed by brothers Yoni and Uri Pielet, has begun leasing with three of the units being listed publicly.  Read More


Nonprofit Proposes Harlem Promenade, a Plan for New Affordable Housing

A new proposal by a housing nonprofit could lead to 2,000 additional units of affordable housing in West Harlem.

The nonprofit organization Housing Partnership is proposing to transfer the air rights over Amtrak's rail lines along the West Side Highway to buildings along Broadway between 123rd and 158th streets to allow them to be built taller and with more units. Read More

What's New!

State-of-the-Art Technology Fights Gum Disease in Harlem

Lasers are the latest in gum disease treatment and they've come to a Harlem Dental Office. Dr. Donna Williams of Morningside Dental Care in Harlem says she encourages her patients to get the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure also known as LANAP. 


A Frighteningly fun-filled family event featuring:

*Musical Performances

*An Instructional Dance Routine

*25ft Movie Screen Showing "Vampire in Brooklyn"


*Face Painting

and MUCH MORE!!!!


On October 31st at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Plaza!

163 West 125th Street


125th Street Deals

   Dr. Jay's is excited to introduce the new Rocawear Blak, coming soon to DrJays.com! Check out their Instagram @drjays for more info to enter this giveaway!



Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp. Tough to say, delicious to eat. For a limited time, get all this for only $4.99!!!


Your guilty pleasure of the season has arrived with MAC! Objects of affection, a collection of kits filled with elegant hues dressed up glitterized boxes adorned with cameo medallion. Available online now!  www.maccosmetics.com




More Deals Here

125th Street
Recording Area: 125th Street South West Corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Week of October 13 - October 19
73,706 total visitors this week
+28.2% change from same week in the previous year.


Weekly Performance


     The total customer count for the Week beginning 13-OCT-2014 changed by 16,223 from the previous week. Total count for portfolio as a whole changed -8.54%. The highest hourly customer count for the Week beginning 13-OCT-2014 were achieved on Monday at 12pm.  


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Harlem Holiday Lighting 2014 Sponsor 

 The Countdown has begun! 24 days until the 2014 Harlem Holiday Lights featuring our Grand Marshall Sandra Bookman, Anchor at WABC-TV & Valerie Ferguson, Business Champion & VP of Operations at the Denihan Hospitality Group.
Visit our site for more information!

We Welcome the Harlem Community Development Corporation as one of our 2014 Holiday Light Sponsors



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More Development

TexMex in Gramercy, Halloween in Harlem

New Street Realty Advisors has leased the former Tommy Lasagna Restaurant at 119 East 18th to Javelina TexMEx, a new upscale TexMex Concept. Ricky's Halloween has leased the entire ground floor of 5,000 s/f at 55 East 125th St for a Halloween pop-up store. Read More
East Harlem Seniors May Soon Call Former Dormitory Home 

Rundown, vacant since Hurricane Sandy and simply decrepit. Draper Hall in East Harlem used to be a dormitory for nurses. Now, it's on the verge of a new life. Read More 



October 27 - November 2  

Domestic Violence Awareness Walk & Speak Out

Oct. 27th  
5:30 pm

Halloween Hack-a-lanthern Expo

Oct. 28th  

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Oct. 29th  
8:30 am - 9:30 am

How to Do Business with Government, Public Utilities & Private Sector

Oct. 29th  
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

NYC Premiere of Carnaval

Oct. 30th  
7:30 pm 

Ebola Forum

Oct. 30th  
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Harlem in the News

Story Behind Dance Theatre of Harlem's New Work

2014 Harlem Holiday Lights Sponsors:

                                                         www.alofthotelharlem.com    www.disney.com         www.columbia.edu

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