125th Street Business Improvement District  
Est. Feb 2014
Events & News: THIS WEEK - July 30, 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 Development Happenings

Last month at our Annual Meeting we presented our Annual Report which highlighted the retail changes in our district. The image below provides a quick summary of the development activities  that continues to increase on 125th street.

Click here for Full Annual Report 


Revealed: New Retail at 324 West 125th Street, Harlem

There is a rendering for another commercial project on the bustling retail strip, a two-story building at 324 West 125th Street, on the corner of St Nicholas Avenue and right next to the A, B, C and D trains. Read More  


Developer's Harlem Site Could Sell for $150 Million


Developer Ian Bruce Eichner is selling his two-building, 600,000 square-foot, shovel-ready development site on East 125th Street and Park Avenue in a deal that could bring in $150 million.  

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First Look at Bjarke Ingel's Undulating Apartments in Harlem


Given the potent cocktail of the project's developer, Extell with Blumenfeld Group, and its architect, the wunderkind himself, of course something bananas was bound to come from it, even if its both Extell and Bjarke's first Harlem projects. Read More  

Legislative Connection
 7/23/15 NYC Council Stated

The Legislation listed below relates to business operations and was introduced at the NYC Council's meeting last week. The full text of the legislation is available by clicking on the links below.


Int 0850-2015 By Council Member Constantinides (in conjunction with the Mayor)

A Local Law to amend the administrative code the city of New York, in relation to the use of air conditioning systems

Committee: Environmental Protection


Int 0851-2015 By Council Members Cornegy Jr. and Levine

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to curtailing harassment of small businesses and other non-residential tenants

Committee: Small Business


Int 0863-2015 By Council Member Rosenthal

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to identifying garments worn by those operating a bicycle used for commercial purposes.

Committee: Transportation

Connect to Entertainment &
Music Festival 
Harlem Music Fest presented a stellar roster of artists representing all types of music and dance including: Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Latin, Caribbean, Classical, Blues, African, Gospel, Swing & Line Dancing, Ballet, and Tap.

Upcoming Event:
Friday, July 31 @ 8PM 
Beres Hammond & Monty Alexander in Concert 
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

For detailed information on all events and listings of  Harlem Venues, click here
Connect to Harlem & 125th Street 
Harlem News
Neighborhoods: African-American History & more in Harlem
Decades of African-American history have made Harlem one of America's most famous neighborhoods. It's also an essential destination for visitors to New York, offering art, architecture, restaurants, shopping and more.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article29096857.html#storylink=cpy
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Stanley Whitney Reclaims His History
Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange at the Studio Museum in Harlem (July 16-October 25, 2015), contains a selection of twenty-nine paintings and works on paper the artist made between 2008 and 2015. The exhibition at the Studio Museum includes paintings done in the seven different sizes of squares that Whitney currently works on.
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July - Aug 2015
Cooking Healthy with Monifa
July 31, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Shred Day
Aug 6, 2015
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Business Data Connection
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.


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


Weekly Count Below:
For the Week beginning 20-JUNE-2015, Friday had the highest customer count at 12,212 which was 1,074 more than any other day during that Week.

Week of:
July 20 - July 26

Annual Performance
total visitors this week.

-12.7% 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 20-JULY-2015 changed by -378 from the previous week. Total count for portfolio on a whole changed -0.26%. Hourly Count: The highest customer count for the week beginning 20-JULY-2015 were achieved
on Friday at 12pm.

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Connect to 125 Shopping 
125th Street Businesses
Our businesses constantly have sales, deals & countless saving opportunities! Come to 125th Street and take some time out to enjoy what we have to offer! 

Jimmy Jazz
Don't Miss their Fall Denim Preview! Extra 20% Off!!! *Exclusions apply  
Located at 132 West 125th Street
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Citi Bank
now offers a double cash card! It's the only card that earns you cash back TWICE!
        Located at 201 West 125th Street
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has a great summer special! Switch to the best family plan: The Sprint Family Share Pack and get 4 lines for $100 a month! Available 7/31
Located at 209 West 125th Street.
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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

New York Public Library:
George Bruce Branch 
518 West 125th Street
(212) 662-9727

"The George Bruce Library has been an integral part of the Harlem community for a century, offering free programs, services, materials, and opportunities for all. As we continue to expand our already robust services to include WiFi hotspot lending, after school programs, and more, we hope to meet more of our neighbors, and look forward to strengthening the community for another 100 years."  

-Junelle Carter-Bowman

 Library Manager, George Bruce Library 


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
Amalgamated Bank 
564 West 125th St.

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

Harlem Natural Healing Holistic Force
439 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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