125th Street Business Improvement District
February 3, 2015
Events and News:  THIS WEEK

125th Street BID

  "I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go" 
 - Langston Hughes 
Widely regarded as "the Bard of Harlem" for vividly capturing the literary ethos and artistic spirit of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s. He was one of the most prolific black writers of the twentieth century and possibly the first to earn his living entirely by means of his craft.

Black History  
Month Events 

Feb. 10th

Feb. 6th - 11:00 am 

Feb. 12th - 15th
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Apollo Theater: All-Star Gospel Celebration 
Feb. 13th - 3:00 pm 
Feb. 12 - 15th
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Feb. 22nd - 3:00 pm
The Great American Hat Show
     Feb. 2nd - 2:00 pm 

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Black History  
125th Street BID's Spotlight
Photos By: Lem Peterkin 

The 125th Street BID would like to pay
Special Tribute to some of Harlem's Greats!!!!


NYPD Commissioner Lee Brown, Basil Patterson & Charles McKinney (left)


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125th Street 
Development Happenings

Joseph Sitt's Thor Equities in $30M Contract for Harlem Rental

New Jersey-based Treetop Development is selling the 46,200-square-foot building at 17 West 125th Street. Treetop bought the property in 2013 for $13.6 million.

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Citi Bike Expansion Plan Gets Going on the Upper West Side

 A public workshop set in motion the planning process for bike-share on the Upper West Side, part of the Citi Bike's phase two expansion that will double the number of stations and reach up to 125th Street by 2017. NYC DOT said the station map for the neighborhood should be finalized sometime this fall but did not give a timeline for implementation.   
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125th Street News
Harlem Holiday Lights featured in Columbia University Newsletter

Columbia University joined other area businesses and institutions in supporting the 125th Street Business Improvement District's Annual Holiday Lights and family activities during the 2014 Season.

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In case you missed the 2014 Harlem Holiday Lights event, take a look at some Event Highlights!!!

125th Street
Recording Area: 
125th Street South West Corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Even though our data shows that over the last 3 years foot traffic decreased tremendously during cold weather days, this week shows that it has increased by 47.75% compared to previous years.

This Week Footfall Counts
 January 19, 2015 - January 25, 2015

Weekly Performance

52,701 total visitors this week.
+47.75% change from same week in the previous year.

      The total customer count for the Week beginning 19-JAN-2015 changed by 17,031 from the previous week. Total count for portfolio as a whole changed 22.58%. The highest hourly customer count for the Week beginning 19-JAN-2015 were achieved on Monday at 12pm.