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THE GOODS

E D IT E D BY JE NNIF E R ACE V E DO

TWO-MINUTE TOUR:

Harlem

The Numbers
Nestled on the northwest side of New York's
Manhattan, Harlem is home to seven zip
codes and roughly 125,000-plus residents.
Historically a center of African American culture and commerce, it comprises West, East
and Central Harlem, and is often associated
with the 1920s and '30s Harlem Renaissance,
a celebration of African American artists,
writers, thespians, musicians and the like.
Between the aftermath of the Great
Depression, rent strikes in the '50s and '60s,
the crack cocaine epidemic of the '80s, and
the more recent revitalization of the 125th
Street shopping thoroughfare, Harlem has
seen its share of change. Its demographics

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are also shifting, with African Americans no
longer necessarily dominating the electoral
process as the area's majority, according to
Jacob Morris, director of the Harlem Historical Society, noting the recent election of
a Dominican American congressman.
The Pulse
Whole Foods Market (Austin, Texas) made
big news when it debuted on 125th Street
this past July as part of its national efforts
to eliminate food deserts. According to
Morris, retailers like Pathmark of Harlem
(1997 to 2015), a grocery store, and Harlem U.S.A., a lifestyle shopping center on
Frederick Douglass Boulevard, brought lots

of buzz to the area upon opening, helping
drive retail interest - validated by Whole
Foods' recent opening.
Shops like The Children's Place (Secaucus, N.J.), H&M (Stockholm) and Payless
ShoeSource (Topeka, Kan.), can be found
along the 125th Street shopping corridor
(the same street that houses the iconic
Apollo Theater).
The culture-rich neighborhood also
features a generous number of art galleries
and mom-and-pop shops. Other popular
local gems, like Sade Skincare on the East
side and Trunk Show Designer Consignment
in Central Harlem, dot the landscape.
Complexes like the East River Plaza drive


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of VMSD - December 2017

Vmsd - December 2017
Contents
From the Editor
Vmsd Editorial Advisory Board
The Goods
Next Store
Top Stories of 2017
Brooklyn Bound
Reality Begins at Home
Special Report: Retail Design & Construction
Showroom
Ad Index
Checking Out
VMSD - December 2017 - Intro
VMSD - December 2017 - BB1
VMSD - December 2017 - BB2
VMSD - December 2017 - Vmsd - December 2017
VMSD - December 2017 - Cover2
VMSD - December 2017 - 1
VMSD - December 2017 - Contents
VMSD - December 2017 - 3
VMSD - December 2017 - From the Editor
VMSD - December 2017 - 5
VMSD - December 2017 - Vmsd Editorial Advisory Board
VMSD - December 2017 - 7
VMSD - December 2017 - The Goods
VMSD - December 2017 - 9
VMSD - December 2017 - 10
VMSD - December 2017 - 11
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VMSD - December 2017 - Next Store
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VMSD - December 2017 - Top Stories of 2017
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VMSD - December 2017 - Reality Begins at Home
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