125th Street Business Improvement District
January 27, 2015



We Dodged A Bullet!!!

Juno was kind to 125th Street.  All sanitation crew members are on their posts clearing all crosswalks and removing garbage.  A little less than half of our businesses are open and foot traffic is slow but basically everybody is getting back to normal. 

Development Happenings

The West Side of 125th Street just keep on charging forward!!!  
Do you remember where you were or what you were doing when President Clinton came to 125th Street?  Can you remember how the community of Harlem came together to make it happen?  Well it appears that the great people of this beloved community are at it again.  We want the Obama Library to be here and special thanks to Columbia University for leading the charge.- Barbara Askins - 125th Street BID.
Columbia University Pushes for Obama Library in Harlem

If President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle pick one of the open parcels on Columbia's 17-acre Manhattanville site for their project, they will be locating in an iconic African-American community where the Ivy League school is in the midst of a long-term expansion. Columbia's new campus is between Broadway and 12th Avenue, from 1125th to 133rd, once home to industrial and commercial buildings. Read More

Three Universities Move Forward with major Plans for Expansion


#2 Columbia University Expands into Manhattanville


 Matthew Sparks, a senior director at Eastern Consolidated, said that the Columbia project has been uplifting the neighborhood. "It is bringing the neighborhood up substantially; investment in the neighborhood has taken off," he said. He added that the Columbia expansion is serving as an "anchor" in the neighborhood and stimulating more professionals to move north of 125th Street. Read Article


125th Street
Recording Area: 
125th Street South West Corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Over the last 3 years, our data shows that foot traffic decreased tremendously during cold weather days.  Lets push for better days before week 21 this year.

This Week Footfall Counts
 January 12, 2015 - January 18, 2015

Weekly Performance

43,587 total visitors this week.

-5.48% change from same week in the previous year.



      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.  



125th Street Business Spotlight

If you are looking for the best brands for the best prices in furniture or the latest in men's, women's & children's wear, then the following two 125th Street Business Spotlight features is where you need to be!

         162 West 125th Street                                            135 East 125th Street
            (212) 316-0057                                                         (917) 386-6806
          www.drjays.com                                              www.raymourflanigan.com

Community Events


Harlem Fine Arts Show

Celebration of Black History Month & African Diasporic Art from 
Feb. 12th - Feb. 15th,  2015.
Educational Opportunities, Corporate Multicultural Professionals Networking, Interactive Entertainment, and a chance to embrace artwork from the African Diaspora


Trailblazers Event

NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer invites you to "Trailblazers" a Program and Award Ceremony in honor of African American Month on February 10, 2015 at the New York Public Library from 

6:00 - 8:00 PM.


More Information



Harlem Jets Parade & Pep Rally

Come out and joint NYS Assemblyman Keith Wright & The Harlem Jets Friends & Family  as they honor the Harlem Jets Cheer and Football Season during their Pep Rally & Parade 
on 125th Street on  
January 31, 2015 at 
10 AM gathering at the Harlem State Office Building

More Community Events
Jan. 30 - Feb. 2

Jan.30th & 31st  
7:30 pm & 9:30 pm

Feb. 2nd

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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