125th Street Business Improvement District

EST. FEB 2014 
                Events & News: THIS WEEK - April 22, 2015   


The artwork featured this month is located in an office building in our district, 215 West 125th Street.   
The artist, TAFA is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been exhibited and collected in Europe, Japan, Canada, South America, Africa and the US. His works are in many permanent public and private collections including the Superior Court, Washington, D.C., Barclays Bank, Sparrow Hospital, Michigan, Shell Co, Ghana's National Museum, Carver Federal Bank and former New York City Mayor, David N. Dinkins, Bryant Gumbel adn the late johnny Cochran. TAFA obtained a BFA degree from the College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. He lives in Harlem, NY.

Connecting to the
Real-Estate Development BUZZ
Investors, Developers, & Other Stakeholders to speak about
New York City's Emerging Markets
Harlem, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn & The Bronx.....

Harlem emerging markets is included in a panel discussion at an Upcoming
Emerging Markets Boom
 event on April 30 at New World Stage
Connecting to the Community 
City Planning presents a Text Amendment Proposal
New York City Planning Zoning for Quality & Affordability

Invitation to Comment from Manhattan Community Board #10

Dear Community and Board Members,
As a friendly reminder, the Department of City Planning (DCP) has extended the public comment period for the Draft Scope of Work regarding the Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment Proposal from Monday April 6, 2015 to Thursday April 30, 2015, close of business.
Comments can be sent to Robert Dobruskin, Director, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, 4E, New York, New York 10007 or be emailed to AHOUSING@planning.nyc.gov.  Additional background on the text amendment and proposal copies of the Draft Scope of Work and the Environmental Assessment Statement can be found at  http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/scope.shtml. 

Thank you, 
Andrew Lassalle
District Manager
Community Board 10
International Connection
125th Street featured in Sweden's Magazine
"Svenska Stadskarnor Urban Centre Magazine"

Next month, BID President, Barbara Askins, travels to Sweden to be the keynote speaker for the Association of town Center Managemant at their Annual Conference in the City of Kristianstad.  The engagement also provided the BID with the opportunity to 125th street featured in one of Sweden's Urban Centre Magazines. The article focused on where 125th Street started from and how it grew over the years. Be sure to take a look from page 20-22.


Says Björn Bergman, CEO of the Swedish Association of Town & City Management.
" the achievements of the 125th Street BID are amazing and that our experiences could make an impact on the discussions in Sweden about BID:s. Stating they have been very influenced by the success of Bryant Park and Green Line, they are hoping that the story of 125th Street Business Improvement District could take them a step further. "


Business Data Connection
125th Street Pedestrian  Footfall Count  
Accurate, Compelling, and Objective Data on 125th Street Pedestrian Flow  
This week we present two reports - Monthly and Weekly

This week our footfall records indicate that we experienced a 6.6% change from the same week in the previous year. We achieved the highest customer count on Saturday (10,273).    
Week of:
April 4th - April 12th

62,972 total visitors this week.

6.6% change from same week in the previous year.

Recording Area:  Southwest Corner of 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard

 Total customer count for the week beginning 06-APRIL-2015 changed by -12,164 from the previous week. Total count for portfolio on a whole changed -19.7%. The highest customer count for the week beginning 06-APRIL-2015 were achieved
on Saturday (10,273).
 Click here to View Full Weekly Report

Connect to Harlem & 125th Street
Harlem News
 Filmmaker/Photographer Khalik Allah Captures Harlem Nighttime Street Life in 'Field Niggas' (Preview)
A gritty, vibrantly-shot documentation of life at the corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem NYC.  
Read More

Rain Pryor to Premiere New One-Woman Show at National Black Theatre
Rain Pryor's one-woman autobiographical play will have its World Premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) in Harlem, running Tuesday, June 2, through Sunday, June 28. 
Read More


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April 22- April 28
Professional Development for Pre-K Teachers
April 23rd
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Transitory X
April 25th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Harlem Gospel & Brunch Tour
April 26th
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Connect with our Businesses
125th Street Businesses
Our businesses constantly have sales, deals & countless saving opportunities! If you are ever in the area, take some time out to enjoy what we have to offer! 
Payless ShoeSource
208 West 125th Street

Do something different with these bold, online-exclusive designer styles!
Visit Site

   Bank of America
215 West 125th Street
Life is unpredictable. That's why an emergency fund is so important. Find out how to save for the unexpected during #FinancialLiteracyMonth
Visit Site

Jimmy Jazz
132 West 125th Street

Air Jordan Son Of Mars Low  Available Today!! Clean look for the summer!

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

Duane Reade

568 West 125th Street
Southeast corner of Broadway & 125th St.
(212) 865-3894
Store #14417

Duane Reade is New York's pharmacy, with over 250 convenient locations to fill your prescription, photo, and day-to-day health, wellness, and beauty needs.

"We aim to make sure that our store is Senior Friendly & always ready to serve the Harlem community. Keep in mind that Senior Citizens receive FREE blood pressure screening with a complimentary bottle water. " - Miquel Britto, General Manager (Store #14417)

Cotton CLub 
656 West 125th Street 

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
700 West 125th

Uptown Flava'
445 West 125th Street

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

Franklin & Lennon Paint Co.
537 West 125th St.

BTH - By The Hudson 
712 West 125th Street 

ECDO - Ecumenical Community Development Organization
443 West 125th Street


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