125th Street Business Improvement District  
Est. Feb 2014
Events & News: THIS WEEK - July 15, 2015  

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


125 Real Estate Development Happenings
Harbor Group Sells Harlem Retail Property for $16.5M  

 Harbor Group International, LLC (HGI) announced  an affiliate of the company has sold a 5,046 s/f retail property  at 246-248 West 125th Street in  Harlem for $16.5 million.


HGI acquired the property in October 2012 for $10.25 million. Read More 


Business News Connections
Mayor de Blasio released his OneNYC plan, a set of ambitious objectives for improving equity, resiliency and sustainability in New York City.  Among these are sending zero waste to landfills and reducing our waste disposal by 90% by 2030. The City of New York needs your help to achieve this goal by encouraging the use of reusable bags, mugs and bottles.
You can do your part by asking the businesses in your district to support the Bring Your Own (B.Y.O.) campaign.


 Local businesses can encourage their customers to "bring your own" the next time they visit with free window decals that let customers know the business is B.Y.O.-friendly.  


You can reach out to Roya Kazemi, GreeNYC Director, with questions about the B.Y.O. campaign. She can be reached at rkazemi@cityhall.nyc.gov or 212-788-8402. To request clings or other materials, contact Evin Epstein at eepstein@cityhall.nyc.gov or 212-676-3273.

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The East Harlem Repertory Theater Production  is pleased to announce the return by popular demand of "Mandela" Starring NYC Mayor David Dinkins to The National Black Theater, Produced & Directed by John Ruiz and Yolanda Brooks. Mandela was seen back in  December for 3 Days to a  sold out audience.

Dates of Performances: 
 Friday July 10th 2015 - Sunday, July 19, 2015


Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 7:30pm

Nelson Mandela Day-Proclamation with Speaker and Mayor

(Press Check in at 5PM)

Times: Saturday at 7:30 (Press Check in 5PM)

                                              Location: The National Black Theater


                                            2031 Fifth Avenue, (Bet 125 & 126 St) NYC, NY 10035

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Harlem News
Young ballerinas trying to follow new ABT principal Misty Copeland's footsteps
The historic promotion of Misty Copeland as the new principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre has inspired many young ballerinas, especially the adorable tutu-wearing ladies at the Harlem School of the Arts.
Read More 

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Harlem on Ice: A Renaissance of the Sport
Of Figure Skating in Harlem's many students, 100% of them have graduated high school and moved on to college compared to the 61% high school graduation rate in the Harlem city limits.
Read More 
Connecting to Entertainment
July 2015
Uptown Fridays
July 17, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Amateur Night at the Apollo
July  22, 2015
7:30 PM

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


Weekly Count Below:
This week our footfall records indicate that once again, Friday had the highest customer count at 12,756 for the Week beginning 06-JUNE-2015.

Week of:
July 6 - July 12

Annual Performance
total visitors this week.

-3.1% change from same week in the previous year.

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

Daily & Weekly Performance
Total customer count for the week beginning 06-JULY-2015 changed by -2,433 from the previous week. Total count for portfolio on a whole changed -10.6%. Hourly Count: The highest customer count for the week beginning 06-JULY-2015 were achieved
on Thursday at 5pm.

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The 125th Street BID is the go to source for developers and potential investors to understand the amount of foot traffic, peak hours and days of pedestrian traffic.

West 125 Happenings  
Comptroller Stringer Audit to Reveal Backlogged Repairs at NYCHA

On Monday, July 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM, NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, hosted a brief press conference on the corner of 125th Street & Amsterdam to announce that his audit will reveal tens of thousands of backlogged repairs at NYCHA


According to his findings, Comptroller Stinger calculated 55,00 backlogged repairs, average 370 days to fix safety violations and housing authority says problem "fixed" if tenant not home, amongst a list of other neglects. View Press Release 

Connect to 125 Shopping 
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! 
Planet Fitness invites you to start your week off on the right foot with a trip towards their treadmills.
Located at 208 West 125th Street. 
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Get your Cool Sun Glasses at our own
Dr. Jay's
located at 256 West 125th Street.  Get your Bruno, Lucas and Santana unisex shades by Stussy! View Website

MAC continues to rock it on 125!!!! -- located at 202 West 125th Street.  This season, look up to soaring new heights with Upward lash. Get high-rise levels of volume, length and curl in seconds!
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Do not get left behind!
Daily specials and discounts
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

Harlem Natural Healing Holistic Health Force
439 West 125th Street
Between 125th & Amsterdam
(212) 362-2488

Dr. James P. Lynch is a chiropractor serving New York and the surrounding communities. The chiropractors and rest of the friendly team at Holistic Health Force are dedicated to chiropractic solutions to target your unique needs, whether you are suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even just plain old muscular tightness and tension.
Previously featured west side businesses:

Cotton CLub 
656 West 125th Street 

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
700 West 125th

Uptown Flava'
445 West 125th Street

Our Children's Foundation
527 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

West Side Stone & Marble Co.
712 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

Izzo Construction
537 West 125th Street

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