Brokers Push ‘Coffeehouse Gentrification’ In Harlem

Now, it’s the brokers causing the gentrification of Harlem. A group of Upper Manhattan real estate agents sick of peddling apartments in buildings with abandoned or substandard retail spaces on the ground floors has opened a string of coffee shops in a bid to spruce up the neighborhood — and hike prices for the units…

The Orient Theater, Harlem, 1915

Harlem, and the area close to 125th street, had a large number of theaters. There were theaters that are long gone in East Harlem, theaters that have survived are now churches and theaters that are just sealed up.

Harlem Reaches Over 5 million, September 2012

From our friends at the 125th Street BID, this is a customer counting from the corner of 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard’ The status were complied on Friday, August 1st, 2012: Total Visitors This Month: 719,248 Total Visitors This Year: 5,122,781

Harlem Businesses Partner to Drive Tourism

It started out as a way to raise money for the holiday lights on 125th Street in the middle of a recession. Now a collection of Harlem community groups is banding together to promote businesses in the neighborhood. The Promotional Alliance of Harlem consists of the 125th Street Business Improvement District, Harlem Business Alliance, Harlem…