The justification and purpose for the analysis and planning of the 125th Street Corridor are clear: the Corridor is the heart of one of the City's major communities - Harlem. This report attempts to analyze the assets and weaknesses of the Corridor and to propose strategies towards strengthening its roles as Harlem's principal "downtown" and one of this City's key commercial Districts. While specific proposals are directed towards the improvement of existing transportation systems, the underlying patterns of human activity are of primary concern. Transportation is viewed as a servant system by which the major social and economic goals of the community can be effected. Therefore, the report isolates, as far as possible, the major developmental issues within the community in order to ascertain their implications for future transportation needs. Of the many dimensions inherent in this analysis, one is more useful in describing the existing state of affairs than time. The study of the roots of a community is crucial both to the evaluation of the present and to the formulation of policy for the future. The report includes a brief historical profile and a sketch of the forces which have shaped the economy of Harlem. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Mayor, New York, City of

    Office of Upper Manhattan Planning and Development
    New York, NY  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IT-09-0023/TS D121, TS 6460
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1981 12:00AM