125th Street Business Improvement District
January 20, 2015


Development Happenings 

Children's Aid Society Grabs 25K Square Feet on 125th Street



After the United Charities sold off it's historic building last fall, one of it's member organizations signed a five-year lease to relocate an administration office uptown. 


The Children's Aid Society, a 160-year-old nonprofit that helps children in poverty, still operates from the building in Midtown South that thte Chinese Developer, Cheerland Investments, bought for $128 Million in October, according to public records. The Aid Society took 25,965 square feet spread over floors two through four at 4 West 125th Street in Harlem. Read More

Select Bus Service on 125th Street
M60 Bus Update
Select Bus Services on 125th Street is under review and New Proposals are on the table.

Chronology Summary
  • On May 25, 2014 - the Select bus service (M60) with dedicated bus lanes from Lenox Ave. to Second Ave. was launched. View Article
  • January 6, 8, & 13 - NYC DOT made presentations to the transportation committees of Manhattan Community Board 9, 10 & 11 respectively. Click here for presentation Based on DOT findings, there is interest in expanding the dedicated bus lane west of Lenox Ave. 
  • Week of January 12th - BID distributes survey to business owners on ground and upper floors to obtain their input on the existing M60 Bus Service on 125th Street.  Take Survey
Latest M60 Articles


125th Street
Recording Area: 
125th Street South West Corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Click here to get the latest Monthly Footfall Counts

Weekly Count Below:
Week of January 5, 2015 - January 11, 2015

343,587 total visitors this week
-5.48% change from same week in the previous year.


Weekly Performance


     The total customer count for the Week beginning 12-JAN-2015 changed by 6,372 from the previous week. Total count for portfolio as a whole changed 24.68%. The highest hourly customer count for the Week beginning 12-JAN-2015 were achieved on Monday at 12pm.  

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Business Corner:
Social Media Benefits


Social Media is one of the most frequently used go-to methods of communication today. Whether it's communicating with friends, family, or promoting a cause or Business. 
The 125th Street BID is currently building our online database and is encouraging all 125th Street Businesses to get on board so that we can share your updates, deals & promotions. 

5 Benefits to Using Social Media for your Business on 125th Street

1. Increasing Brand Recognition:
Jimmy Jazz 239 West 125th is a great example of Social Media brand Recognition.
2. Better Search Engine Rankings:
It's easy to find 125th Street Businesses through Social Media: 
Aerosoles 200 West 125th Street
T-Mobile 55 West 125th Street
Sleepy's 169 East 125th Street
3. Opportunity for Customer Insight: 
Customers can offer feedback immediately. 
4. Generate Leads in a Cost Effective Manner:
FREE advertisement for your business!  Apollo Theater 
5. Improve Market Intelligence and Get Ahead of Your Competitors:
You can gain helpful insight on what your competitors are up to, and how they are targeting their demographic. 
See how Sprint (209 West 125th) & AT&T (81 West 125th) do it!

We urge all 125th Street Businesses to follow us on Facebook & Twitter so that we can continue to promote you through Social Media! 

Harlem Fine Arts Show

The 125th Street BID welcomes The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) as it celebrates its 6th anniversary in New York City 
Feb. 12th - Feb. 15th,  2015.

HFAS is a celebration of Black History Month and African Diasporic Art.  A great cultural weekend of art and networking.

125 Restaurant News

Eating Along the A Line: 125th Stop in Harlem


Plenty of national chains have moved in to the stretch of 125th St. near the A train station in Harlem in recent years. But if you want a real taste of neighborhood, try these three shops.

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Street Happenings

Starting the Year Off Right!
The 125 BID Sanitation Team works diligently to touch up surfaces containing graffiti along 125th Street.


 Jan. 20 - Jan. 25

Jan. 20th

6:30 pm 

Harlem Jamming Jazz Tour

Jan. 22nd  

6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  

Jan. 22nd  
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jan. 25th 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

125th Street Business Spotlight

243 West 125th Street 
(212) 663-6375
301 West 125th Street
(646) 253-9700

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For more this month:  
125th Street BID Calendar of Events
125th Street BID News
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