125th Street Business Improvement District

                  Events & News: THIS WEEK - March 10, 2015  


Louis del Sarte's " Spirit of Harlem''  wall mosaic that was commissioned in 2005 by Norfolk Bank has livened up the corner of what became Capital One (125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard) for the last 10 years. Capital One has now relocated to the adjacent corner and the storefront is currently vacant.  This is a great example of how to use dead space in commercial footprints to brand 125th Street as a cultural destination. "

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Harlem News
Harlem Site Could Give Rise to Area-Changing Apartments

A for-sale site on 129th Street off of Amsterdam Avenue could give way to a 150,000-square-foot, two tower residential building.

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Harlem Library Plans, Drawings on Display Wednesday

Harlem residents can get their first glimpse of the new library proposed for downtown Harlem. City officials are holding a drop-in community meeting 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Public Safety building on Milledgeville Road. 

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125th Street
 Sanitation Program

This week the weather is friendlier.
Last Week
we experienced some unexpected heavy snowfall. Our Sanitation Team was once again ready and on the go removing snow and ice from the street as well as maintaining the trash receptacles.

We continue to thank our workers for a job well done!

March 9 - March 15
Amateur Night at the Apollo SHOW OFF
March 11th
7:30 pm

 Harlem Jammin Jazz Tour
March 12th
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"JAZZ ON FIFTH" Presents  An evening of exciting Afro Latin Jazz & Salsa Music
March 13th
6:00 pm

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Connecting to
Business Data
125th Street Pedestrian
Footfall Count

Accurate, Compelling, and Objective data on 125th Street pedestrian flow    

The 125th Street BID provides weekly e-blast as a service for our members and others who utilizes the knowledge of the presence and movement of people on 125th Street to formulate their business strategies. Higher foot traffic leads to retail sales.

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

Week of:
Feb. 23rd - Mar. 1st

50,776 total visitors this week.

-3.26% change from same week in the previous year.

The total customer count for the week beginning 23-FEB-2015 changed by 18,663 from the previous week. Total count for portfolio on a whole changed 57.55%. The highest customer count for the week beginning 23-FEB-2015 were achieved on Friday at 12 pm.
Connecting to Technology
Tech Corner
Hack Harlem
Using Technology to Build a 
Better Harlem
Harlem Business Alliance's
#HackHarlem, a day long hackathon dedicated to using technology to build a better Harlem. register or
 to attend  on March 21st in NYC at Creative Workspace @HBA.

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#ProjectDiane: Breaking Tech's Diversity Catch-22


Tech is the living, breathing example of a Catch-22. Diverse founders don't receive crucial seed funding to grow into viable businesses that lead to an exit (in the case of a start-up, a purchase or an Initial Public Offering/IPO). Yet, an exit is necessary to create diverse investors who have the capital to invest in the next crop of diverse start-up entrepreneurs. Read More 

Business News Connection

City is Collecting Fewer Fines from Small Businesses



The city's Department of Consumer Affairs is trying to be less of a thorn in the side of the tens of thousands of small businesses it oversees.

As such, the agency is collecting less in fines from businesses and conducting fewer investigations into possible violations, Commissioner Julie Menin told the City Council Friday. In the fiscal year that started last June, DCA has inspected 35,328 businesses, 15% fewer than it did over the same time period in fiscal year 2014. Likewise, it has collected $5.3 million in fines so far in this fiscal year, a staggering 42% reduction from the $9.2 million collected during the same period in 2014. Read More

Connecting to the Community

PlaNYC Harlem Community Leader Meeting 

Every four years, the New York City Office of the Mayor updates PlaNYC to chart their course as a City for the next decade and beyond. PlaNYC is the Administration's blueprint for New York City's long-term plan for growth, sustainability, resiliency and equity. You are invited to attend a PlaNYC 2015 community leader meeting on 
Tuesday, March 10th
 at 6:30pm at the State Office Building- Art Gallery 2nd floor 
located at 163 West 125th Street. 
Community Board 10 Transport Committee:


Proposed Safety Improvements on Lenox Avenue (144th-147th Street), 145th Street (Lenox- Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd), & 145th/Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

 Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: CB10 office 215 W. 125th Street (btw Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and Frederick Douglass Blvd)
Connect with our Businesses
125th Street Businesses
In honor of women's history month, we are highlighting businesses that consists of deals women can take advantage of!
                H&M                                      Dr. Jay's                             American Aparel
     125 West 125th St.                162-164 East 125th St.                  250 West 125th St.
Rain or Shine, Yellow               The NEW Puma Spring         Spring Essentials: Denim
never fails to brighten               2015 Collection got                  Skirts & Cropped
       up ones day!                  their street wear on lock!                     Sweaters!
            Visit Site                                     Visit Site                                    Visit Site 

Click HERE for more 125th Street Deals!

If you are a business on 125th Street, send information about your sales, discounts, and/or Events to srobinson@125thstreetbid.com. Help us continue to promote you!

Spotlight on
West 125th Expansion Area
Each Week the BID introduce you to businesses west of our District. 
We invite you to visit them when you are on 125.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 
700 West 125th Street

Situated underneath the Riverside Drive Viaduct at 125th Street in the West Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, the Harlem Dinosaur BBQ occupies a two-story brick building next to the Hudson River. The Harlem Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is close to Harlem's famous Cotton Club nightclub.


Mon-Thurs  11:30am to 11:00pm

Fri-Sat  11:30am to Midnight

Sunday  Noon to 10pm

Restaurant:  212-694-1777

Delivery hours: 11:30 am to 8 pm


Live music: 10:30 pm Friday & Saturday

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Harlem's Floridita
125th St. & 12th Ave. Harlem

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