125th Street Business Improvement District

EST. FEB 2014 
                Events & News: THIS WEEK - May 1, 2015   

The location is 215 West 125th Street - an office building in our district. 

The artist, Tomo Mori's work represents the introspective vision of her memories. She searches for the interpretation by composing thousands of colors like cell structures in living organisms. The similarity found in an anatomical view of human bodies bridges to connect physical and emotional worlds. Her canvas on canvas collage technique was inspired by the digital images created by thousands of tiny pixels, yet utilizes the traditional method of mosaic. Her process is extremely meticulous yet spontaneous in its execution, allowing natural instinct to guide the creativity and momentum of the work.    


Connecting to the
Real-Estate Development BUZZ
Investors, Developers Looking to Northern Manhattan

Northern Manhattan was the primary focus of a panel discussion at  the Bisnow's Real Estate Event held last week at the New World State on 50th Street. Cushman Wakefield's Robert Sharpiro, Hap's Investment Developer CEO Eran Polack, Ariel Property Advisors' Victor Sozio,  L & M Development Partners' Eben Ellerston and Janus Property Company Principal Scott Metzer participated in a panel discussion led by Windell Marx Lane and Wittendorf's Senior Counsel Charles Hamilton. The panel explored several topics:
  • Why are developers coming to Harlem?
  • What are some of the greatest challenges?
  • What are the most significant drivers?
  • What are some of the sub-markets?
  • What are the impact of the Mayor's programs with affordable housing?
  • Political dynamics of the market and more.

The development activities on 125th Street and their impact in the Northern Manhattan community was prominently mentioned on many occasions,  



Demand outpacing supply was also noted and Harlem stands out as poised for growth, which is attractive to developers"  

Info provided was taken from the notes of President & CEO, Barbara Askins who was in attendance.
Jamaica's Rich Pickings Drawing Builders on Hunt for Cheap Land 

Drew Greenwald, principal of Grid Properties, and BID board member the keynote speaker on April 23rd at the annual  Jamaica Revealed 2015 forum in Jamaica, NY on April 23rd. Green "believes one of downtown Jamaica's main thoroughfares - Sutphin Boulevard - could be the next 125th Street in Harlem."   

Greenwald's firm developed Harlem USA on 125th Street in Harlem, a 285,000 s/f, six-level retail and entertainment complex anchored by a movie theater.

"We would love to find a large enough site to do a project here like in Harlem," said Greenwald at the breakfast. "We want to keep making statements."


125th Street BID sends Kudo's to Rhonda Binda, fellow BID Manager and  

Neighborhood Leadership Coro Colleague 

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Business News Connection

How do you ensure your lease protects your rights?
Topics Covered:
  •  Negotiating a lease
  •  Understanding the terms of a lease
  • Terms and clauses to include in a lease
  •  Calculating rent and additional fees
  •  Your rights as a tenant
  • Common pitfalls
WHEN: Thursday, May 14, 2015
WHERE: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building
(163 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor Art Gallery)

TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   

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Business Data Connection
125th Street Pedestrian  Footfall Count  
Accurate, Compelling, and Objective Data on 125th Street Pedestrian Flow    


This week our footfall records indicate that Monday had the highest customer count at 16,729 for the Week beginning 20-APR-2015, which was 5,440 more than any other day during that Week.   
Week of:
April 13th - April 19th

76,039 total visitors this week.

42.6% 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 20-APRIL-2015 changed by 5,103 from the previous week. Total count for portfolio on a whole changed 10%. The highest customer count for the week beginning 20-APRIL-2015 were achieved
on Monday at 12pm (16,729).
 Click here to View Full Weekly Report

Connect to Harlem & 125th Street 
Harlem News
Whoopi Goldberg Champions Girls Charity "Figure Skating in Harlem"
Goldberg is now an honorary chair of Figure Skating in Harlem, a nonprofit that helps young girls learn leadership and academic skills through the sport. 
Read More  

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A 102-year-old Harlem Renaissance dancer sees her young self on film for the first time  
It has been decades since Alice Barker last danced on a stage. But after the 102-year-old finally saw video footage of her glory days performing in dance clubs in the 1930s and 1940s, she wanted to get out of her bed to do it all over again.
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May 5 - May 10
5th Annual Harlem jazz Shrines Festival
May 4 - 9, 2015
View Site for Details
Jazz on Fifth
May 9, 2015
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
For More Events Click HERE

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

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! 

American Apparel
250 West 125th Street

Classic accessories in pastel hues

   Golden Krust
121 West 125th Street
We're bringing the islands to your party so get ready to leave the cooking to us!  
Visit Site  

209 West 125th Street

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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

Levels Barbershop
425 West 125th Street
Between Morningside and Amsterdam
(212) 663-6144

It's time to get ready for the summer season with a new hairdo.  Come on in to the West Harlem location of these successful barbershop chains.  Established in 1996, Levels now has two other Harlem locations and one additionally in Brooklyn.  Supposedly, the word "levels" signifies some of owners' most important experiences in life.  Levels has been established to appeal to the individual who is looking for more than just your average haircut but a place where that individual will be able to relax in a comfortable professional atmosphere and be able to network with individuals from a wide array of industries.
Previously featured west side businesses:

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.

Duane Reade
568 West 125th Street

BTH - By The Hudson 
712 West 125th Street 

ECDO - Ecumenical Community Development Organization
443 West 125th Street


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