Another Potential Biz on Harlem's Frederick Douglass

By HarlemGuy

I was walking along the busy streets of Harlem the other day – between 114th and 115th – and aside from seeing all the cranes I noticed the gates were up on a retail space (See pic).  I wonder what this is going to be?  It looks nice from outside in terms of the space.  Either way its another positive sign toward Harlem Hotness on Frederick Douglass! 

Another Potential Biz on Harlem’s Frederick Douglass

By HarlemGuy

I was walking along the busy streets of Harlem the other day – between 114th and 115th – and aside from seeing all the cranes I noticed the gates were up on a retail space (See pic).  I wonder what this is going to be?  It looks nice from outside in terms of the space.  Either way its another positive sign toward Harlem Hotness on Frederick Douglass! 

Experience Harlem Concert In Morningside Park 9/21/08

This afternoon (9/21) Experience Harlem sponsored a DJ’d House party in the upper reaches of Morningside Park. Families of all persuasions and racial compositions lounged on blankets strwen about the Lawn, noshing with friends and loved onsm while children romped and played with a variety of tools, real and imaginary. The music pumped. Local merchants participated. The sun was shining. Life was indeed great in Harlem on this fine Sunday, 9/21/08.

Where is Bank of America?

Over the last three years a number of bank branches have opened up on the gateway to Harlem, 8th avenue between 110 and 118.  First there was WAMU on 116.   Followed by the large Chase complex on 118th.  Most recently the HSBC Branch on 112th.  Notably absent is the big red bank, Bank of America.  Sources tell us that a person who works for the Bank pitched the idea of branch on this corridor but there was no interest.  That’s unfortunate for the Bank and it’s current and potential future customers.  The corridor is a hotbed of new construction (three new condos going up now) and retail activity (existing and new restaurants, including Starbucks in the last 12 months and soon a Duncan and a Subway.  Perhaps the Bank should rethink while commercial space remains available.  Would love to know your thoughts.

If you would like to see a Bank of America branch or ATM your immediate vicinity, please post a comment letting us know your thoughts.

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