About the Neighborhood
Rich in history, famous for its cultural institutions, recognized for its arts, and respected for its many great leaders, Harlem is well known as a diverse community of African-Americans, Caribbeans, Latinos, and Africans. It is internationally known for its literature, music, dance, sports, and arts.
125th Street is Harlem’s main shopping district. The 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) is located in the heart of Central, East and West Harlem. It incorporates the owners of over 100 properties on both sides of 125th Street between Morningside and Fifth Avenues.