125th Street Business Improvement District

EST. FEB 2014 
                Events & News: THIS WEEK - June 11, 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.    


Retail &  Residential Development Happenings
BID Welcomes Our Newest Member 
Wing Stop is Now Open for Business on 125th Street

63-65 West 125th Street
from 11:00am - Midnight

Weekly Specials on
    Mondays & Tuesdays!!!
Meanwhile, the local front has its own housing sizzle going on

Lenox Terrace Residents  
Fighting Against Proposed Commercial Zoning

Resident of Lenox Terrace are fuming over the fact that their landlord left them in the dark after filing plans with the city to rezone their development.  Read More 
                                Source: DNAinfo.com  
Harlem Officials Deny Housing Developments Amid Public Opposition

 A roomful of Harlem residents cheered after city leaders denied requests to rezone two properties for multi-family housing.

        ReadMore                                                                                 Source: newstimes.augusta.com

Business News Connection
Committee OKs Bills Designed to  
Help Small Businesses

The City Council's Committee on Small Business voted unanimously on Monday to approve two bills designed to improve interactions between small business owners and the city.

One of the bills, Intro. 723-A, would require the city to translate its business owner's bill of rights into at least six languages to be determined by the Department of City Planning. Read More
Source: capitalnewyork.com


The Department of Buildings welcomes small business owners to its 'Small Business Owners' Night' every Tuesday from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in each of its borough offices.

Staff from the Department of Buildings and the Department of Small Business Services will be available to provide information, answer questions, and link business owners to needed resources. Click here for details  
Harlem Age Friendly Initiative

The 125th Street BID

has joined Councilwoman Inez Dickens with The Age-friendly Local Business Initiative (AFLBI) that aims to fosters age-friendly environments to help businesses capitalize on a larger customer base.

 Learn More 

View Age Friendly Business Guide  

Public Space Connections
125th Street BID Welcomes Back the Harlem Farmers

Located in front of the State Office Building
163 West 125th Street at 7th Ave.
Every Tuesday!
10:00am - 7:00 pm

- Fresh Picked Fruits
- Vegetables right out of the field
- Freshly baked breads
- Homemade Pastries & More

EBT, FMNP & WIC accepted!
For more information call: 646-351-7611
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 Friday had the highest customer count at 132,527 for the Week beginning 1-JUNE-2015.

Week of:
June 1 - June 7

76,090 total visitors this week.

12.2% 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 1-JUNE-2015 changed by -3995 from the previous week. Total count for portfolio on a whole changed -4.5%. The highest customer count for the week beginning 1-JUNE-2015 were achieved
on Friday (12,527)

 Click here to View Full Weekly Report

Coming soon -- A second digital footfall counter coming to the corner of Lenox Avenue and 125th Street. We are excited to see what the data reveals.
Connect to Harlem & 125th Street 
Harlem News
Amy Schumer Sells Out Harlem's Iconic Apollo Theater, Films HBO Special Directed by Chris Rock
Step aside, boys! Comedian Amy Schumer is on fire right now, while headlining her first HBO stand-up special at Harlem's iconic Apollo Theater. 
Read More  

Click HERE for More News
Two Chicken Wing Restaurants Coming to Same 125th Street Block
Two newcomers are set to fight for chicken wing supremacy on 125th Street. A pair of wing joints are opening within 500 feet of each other on the same block between Lenox and Fifth avenues.
 Read More  
June 11 - June 17
Apollo Music Cafe ft. Morley
June 12, 2015
10:00 PM
Hands On Masking a Photo - Workshop
June 14, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Land Yoga Open House
June 16, 2015
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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! 

Carols Daughter
24 West 125th Street

Deeply Moisturizes, Improves Softness, and Prevents Frizz! For All Types of Curls, Coils, Kinks & Waves!
View Site 

Dr. Jays
256 West 125th Street
Father's Day is around the corner! Here's a fresh outfit for Father and Son!
Visit Site 

166 West 125th Street

Selfies in 8MP clarity w/ the new LG G4 - in Ceramic White at Verizon
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 a Businesses, West of our District.
We invite you to visit them when you are on 125th Street

West Side Stone & Marble Co.
712 West 125th Street
Between 12th Ave & Marginal Street
(212) 222-4999

The company was established in 1999 and has developed a reputation for providing quality products and services throughout the tri-state area. West Side Stone & Marble supplies premium quality stone products, ceramics, mosaics, glass
and porcelain, along with excellent consultation and services to contractors, architects, and homeowners.

Looking to do some renovations? Or perhaps for some custom counter tops?  West side Stone and Marble Co has got you covered.  Located in the shadows of the Henry Hudson Parkway 9A, this shop has got your wholesale and retail needs met- for cheap!
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

Levels Barbarshop
425 West 125th Street

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