125th Street Business Improvement District
February 24, 2015
Events and News:  THIS WEEK

Connecting to Culture 
125th Street BID

  " Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have with you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
- Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She was born in Maryland in 1830, and successfully escaped in 1849. Yet she returned many times to rescue both family

members and non-relatives from the plantation system. She led hundreds to freedom in the North as the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, an elaborate secret network of safe houses organized for that purpose.
In 2007, Artist Alison Saar created a memorial statue of Harriet Tubman in Harlem , located at West 122nd Street, St. Nicholas Avenue & Frederick Douglass Boulevard, to honor all that she did and the many lives she saved. This was the FIRST statue of an African American woman in New York City.

Connecting to Development 

Coming Soon to 125th Street...
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Buffalo Wild Wings will soon occupy the old Hue Man Bookstore & Hip-Hop Culture Center on the first & second floor of Harlem USA. Construction has been taking place for the past several months. Stay Tuned for the Official Announcement.

Bank of China backs Eichner's Harlem project to the tune of $200M 

The Bank of China will provide Ian Bruce Eichner's Continuum Company a $200 million letter of credit to insure the bonds that will finance construction of his massive Harlem rental tower. Read More


Ian Bruce Eichner's Continuum Company is seeking a permit to commence foundation work on a 24-story East Harlem mixed-use project, according to city Department of Buildings records, six stories shorter than the developer initially intended for the vacant site. Read More


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Connecting to Business Leaders
Black History Month Spotlight 
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  125th Street BID Pays Tribute to 
Two of Harlem's Early Pioneer Realtors:
Eugene Webb & Edward Myers

In 1983 Seagram's "Taking Care of Business" Profiled two Harlem Realtor as successful Business Men. In the High-Powered world of Harlem's Real Estate we recognize:  

Photo Credit: 1983 Seagram Distillers Company
Ed Myers (left), Eugene Webb (right)
(1) Eugene Webb - Chairman of the Board, Webb & Brooker Inc.

Eugene H. Webb, Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder of Webb & Brooker, possesses over forty years of experience in the real estate industry. He is the senior policy-making officer of the firm. A licensed real estate broker in both New York and New Jersey, he has a distinguished record of professional service and community involvement, including several directorships and trusteeships.

Mr. Webb formerly held memberships with the following organizations: the Advisory Committee of the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA); the Business and Finance Committee of the Tri-State Regional Planning Commission; The Greater Harlem Real Estate Board (Presidency); and the Ad-Hoc Work-Group On-The-Job Training Partnership Act-New York State Department of Labor. Read More

(2) Ed Myers - President, Myers, Smith & Granady, Inc.
Edward Myers served as Board Chairman of Malcolm-King College, on the Board of Directors of the National black Theater, as President of the Real Estate Brokers Institute, National Real Estate Brokers Association and a member of several city boards which provided services to the Harlem community.

Says Harlem Business Alliance, "Edward Myers is a real estate developer, brokerage, management and tax attorney. Mr. Myers has also served as Vice President for Real Estate and Commercial Development with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. Under his leadership and guidance, the Harlem Chamber completed conversion of 14 mixed-use apartment buildings, as well as Harlem's first luxury condominium, Striver's Gardens."


Business Connections 

Harlem Park to Park (HP2P) Restaurant and Retail week is now in Week 2. Enjoy wonderful Lunch, Dinner, and Lifestyle offerings every day! 

1) Choose an Event (e.g., Monday Lunch); 

2) Use the More Info Link to see the list of offers available; 

3) Go to the one you like and enjoy!!

More Information



Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 

Don't let your taste buds be torn. Please them both with Popeyes Chicken and Butterfly Shrimp. Surf and Turf the Cajun way for only $4.99.

Dr. Jays 

All new Bass by Ron Bass is in! Known for his graffiti-inspired pieces and worn by Jay-Z, Beyonce, Swizz Beatz, Rita Ora and Chris Brown to name a few... come check out the goods: http://bit.ly/1Lw8Psi


 Black History  
Month News

Harlem Photographer Receives Congressional Recognition for Iconic Photograph 

A special Black History Month event took place this week in Harlem when Rep. Charlie Rangel presented Harlem's own Anthony Whitaker with a congressional proclamation in recognition of his historical, inspirational and iconic photograph "Steel Standing."


"Steel Standing" is a compelling black-and-white photograph that majestically portrays the ruined facade of the South Tower, part of the World Trade Center's seven-building complex in Lower Manhattan that was destroyed by an unimaginable act of terrorism on 9/11. Read More

 Black History Month Events

Feb. 26th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Comptroller Scott Stringer Initiative Shines Spotlight on M/WBE & Subcontractor Spending:


Enhanced capability in Checkbook NYC allows public to view real-time contract and spending details for vendors doing business with New York City



Harlem Business Alliance Offers Free Coding Classes for Adults:   

You don't have to be a tech wiz to learn how to code - free classes.  Applications are now being accepted or young adults without a college education.

Learn More


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Harlem News 
Harlem Fashion Show Displays big Names


Fashion photos of famous Harlemites like Fab 5 Freddy, Al Sharpton and chef Marcus Samuelsson were on display at the Schomburg last week during a panel discussion on images of black men in modern media. 
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Studio Museum Exhibit Features Artists inspired by Ebony, Jet Magazine
For decades, especially in the 1950s and '60s, black Americans got news about and images of their own kind from two magazines: Ebony and Jet, from JohnsonPublishing Company in Chicago.

Update: Fire at Mason Harlem Building 

125th Street
Recording Area: 
125th Street South West Corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Week of:
February 9, 2015 - February 15, 2015

35,451 total visitors this week.

+67.5% change from same week in the previous year.

 The total customer count for the Week beginning 9-FEB-2015 changed by 7,881 from the previous week.


Total count for portfolio as a whole changed 30.47%. The highest hourly customer count for the Week beginning 9-FEB-2015 were achieved on Wednesday at 12pm.

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