125th Street Business Improvement District

EST. FEB 2014 
                               Events & News: THIS WEEK - March 24, 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. "

Connecting to
Real-Estate Development
Harlem's 125th Street Could Get 200 More Apartments

 The intersection of 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, already a hub of development, could get another big project. The Real Deal reports that a 200-unit, 15-story mixed-use building could sprout at 64-75 West 125th Street. Developer DHA Capital is close to finalizing a land-lease deal with the Fata Organization that would give them control of 150 feet along 125th Street.



Connect to Harlem & 125th Street
Harlem News
Developers Honor History of Renaissance Ballroom with New Design

The developers who say they must demolish the Renaissance Ballroom because it's too dilapidated and unsafe to restore will honor the historic structure with a new design.

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Meet Harlem's $238 Million Cancer Killer

A hospital consortium is working to bring proton-beam technology to New York.

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The Faith Report  

 A Comprehensive Review of Development on 125th Street & other areas in Harlem

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125th Street
 Sanitation Program
We are gearing up for a Spring Cleaning.  With the support of funds from Councilwoman Inez Dickens, the BID is adding new personnel to make 125th Street cleaner. 
We welcome improved weather.

"My team consists of some the hardest working guys in the World. It doesn't matter, there's no job too big or small for these guys to handle while keeping the streets clean. I'm always proud of them"
-Director of Operations, Anthony Baker

March 24 - March 29
The Artists Voice
March 26th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Wire Bold Soul Sisters: A Revolution of Sound & Style
March 26th
6:30 pm

Unbinding Archives with Samuel Levi Jones
March 29th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For More Events Click HERE

Having an event on 125th Street & would like to be featured? Click HERE

Business News Connection

Women Entrepreneurs NYC  


Women entrepreneurs are key economic actors in New York City - building businesses that support families, uplift communities and generate jobs. WE NYC is about expanding the economic potential of women entrepreneurs across the five boroughs, with a focus on the specific needs of undeserved women and families. Learn More 

Share Your Experience as an Entrepreneur in NYC 

How can we help you start, operate, or grow your business?
The City is conducting a comprehensive study on the state of entrepreneurship in New York City to identify the unique opportunities and challenges entrepreneurs face and how the City can help. Learn More



Manhattan B.P. Gale Brewer calls for lease mediation in final year of commercial leases for ground-floor storefronts, easing street vendor rules, and "condo-ization" of storefront space. Brewer announces first roundtable discussions to find solutions for small business survival. 

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Connecting to Business Data
Recording Area:125th Street South West Corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd.
125th Street Pedestrian  
Footfall Count  
Accurate, Compelling, and Objective data on 125th Street pedestrian flow    
The weather is warming up and as a result, our numbers are increasing! This week, most customers took advantage of the weekend and did most of their shopping on Saturday.

Week of:
Mar. 9th - Mar. 15th

70,269 total visitors this week.

31.2% change from same week in the previous year.

 Total customer count for the week beginning 9-MAR-2015 changed by 23,153 from the previous week. Total count for portfolio on a whole changed 46.8%. The highest customer count for the week beginning 9-MAR-2015 were achieved on Saturday at 12 pm.
Tech Happenings Connection
Silicon Harlem APPY HOUR Event

Silicon Harlem is having an APPY HOUR tech meetup Event this Wednesday March 25, 2015 at TEEM CoWorking space located at 1463 5th Avenue, 118th street in Harlem.  You can register for the This FREE EVENT here.  


Silicon Harlem is a social venture that has been designed to transform Harlem in to a technology and innovation hub. This includes establishing co-working spaces, gigabit infrastructure, securing investment capital, and hosting monthly meetups.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities gets assistance from Harlem's own, digitalundivided, who will be Hosting START during UNCF's Student Tech-Empowerment Week in Atlanta, GA

Start is a day long workshop series introduces aspiring entrepreneurs and college students to the tools they need to create successful tech-enabled companies. They will learn everything needed about creating a tech business, building a prototype, becoming the CEO of a tech company, and what it takes to raise money from top investors.
 More Information

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!

Mac Cosmetics
239 West 125th Street

Blogger and Style Muse Julia Petit infuses her fiery personality into a sun-kissed collection
 True Value
2346 Frederick Douglass Blvd

Do it yourself dresser revamp! Save money & enjoy this creative project, just in time for Spring!

Visit Site 

208 West 125th Street

This spring, get your workout gear from Champs on 125th Street. Comfortable and Fashionable.  

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 a Businesses, West of our District. 
We invite you to visit them when you are on 125th Street

Franklin & Lennon Paint Company
537 West 125th Street

"We've been here on 125th Street for 81 years now"
 - Bryan Lennon

Franklin and Lennon Paint is family operated and was established in 1934.  Whether you're looking for a few gallons or are a building management professional or contractor, they can not only meet but exceed your expectations.  


Hours of Operation

                                             Monday - Friday: 6:30AM - 5:00PM 
                                            Saturday: 6:30AM - 12:00PM
                                                Sunday: Closed

                                                  Phone: 212-864-2460 
                                                Fax: 212-222-2019

More West Side Businesses: 

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 

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

BTH - By The Hudson 
712 West 125th Street

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