Blumenfeld Development Group, the owners of East River Plaza in East Harlem, today announced via a news release that the retail complex at 116th Street and FDR Drive is now 100 percent leased following the signing of a long-term agreement for 14,500 square feet of space by Planet Fitness and the inking of a 15-year lease by Mt. Sinai Hospital for a community oriented dialysis center, also for 14,500 square feet of space.
They join other tenants within the five-story, half a million square foot complex that includes Target, Costco, PetSmart, Aldi, GameStop, Burlington Coat Factory, Old Navy, Bob’s Discount Furniture and Marshalls, among others.
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Tagged Blumenfeld Development Group, Burlington Coat Factory, Costco, Costco in Harlem, East Harlem, East River Plaza, Harlem, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Planet Fitness, Planet Fitness in Harlem, Target, Target in Harlem
I went to East River Plaza in East Harlem this past weekend to run some errands and right there on the ground level where cars turn in, there is a big sign hanging on the glass that says “Johnny Rockets Coming Soon.” I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. Isn’t Johnny Rockets the type of food chain you see in the suburbs? I guess they are here in Harlem to join Apple Bees. I have mixed feelings about these types of places opening up in Harlem.
While there, I asked around about how long that sign’s been up and when is the burger joint actually opening? Everyone kept saying soon. From the looks of the space, it doesn’t appear that Johnny Rockets is opening soon. The retail space is empty, but with signage. Guess we should give this chain about year before they open in East Harlem?
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Tagged 10029, Best Buy, Costco, East Harlem, East River Plaza, Harlem, Johnny Rockets, Target
Oct 26, 2010 @ 22:53
I really thought all the publicity around our Target in East Harlem was sort of over. Wrong. It seems that this store will now be the pit stop for celebrities who have to push their product while they are attending to their press junkets in the Big Apple. Taylor Swift made an appearance at our Target in East Harlem on Monday, October 25. Shocker! This had to be her first time in Harlem. I was very surprised to see this news fall into my inbox! What do you think? Were you surprised Taylor Swift came to our Target in Harlem? Click here to see the video!
Jul 22, 2010 @ 0:54
Doug E.Fresh and Tyson Beckford give Target a thumbs up for opening a store in Spanish Harlem! Listen to what they have to say!
Jul 22, 2010 @ 0:30
Wondering what the new Target store looks like from the inside? Well, wait no more! Take a look…
Jul 21, 2010 @ 23:47
The new Target located in Spanish Harlem-and scheduled to officially open on July 25-had their red carpet premiere on Tuesday, July 20 with celebrities, industry insiders and major players from the Harlem community in attendance. Marcus Samuelsson, Thelma Golden, and Albert Maysles all attended and they live right here in Harlem. Que rico!
Psst….if you were not there, no worries. HarlemCondoLife has the chisme on the entire fiesta! Escuchanos! Here is the HCL scoop on Target’s big party July 20 held at East River Plaza, which is at 116th Street and Pleasant Avenue!
- Ok, not only is Tyson Beckford gorgeous on the outside, its internal as well. Tyson took picture after picture with adoring fans for close to an hour. Can we clone him?
- Our very own Harlemite Marcus Samuelsson catched up with friend and fellow Harlemite Albert Maysles during his dish demonstration in the P-Fresh section. They both live in Harlem cause they know we are a super cool community.
- The busiest canine on the planet took time out for pictures. Bullseye the Target dog posed politely for pictures with event revelers. The line was so long it looked like folks waiting in line to enter The Apollo Theater!
- Models Ubah Hassan and Hollis Wakeema posing for fan photos while they compared bathing suit selections from the Target Harlem Designer collections. Samuelsson’s model wife was present as well. Too much beauty and is always constant at Harlem places like Zoma on Frederick Douglass Blvd.
- Isabel and Rubin Toledo having a hard time deciding on which bag from their Target collection to purchase. I love handbags. Need I say more…must get one soon!
- Makeup guru and Target design partner Sonia Kashuk shopping with her family and adding Target Harlem Designer goods and toys to her cart. I buy Kashuk’s perfume and make-up brushes all the time. Now, it will be so much easier to get!
Looking forward to shopping at Target. Want to know what the store looks like inside? Stay tuned.
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Tagged Adrienne Bailon, Albert Maysles, bethenny frankel, Celebrity, Davina Reeves, East River Plaza, Elizabeth Banks, Hollis Wakeema, Jerry Seinfeld, Jessica Seinfeld, Joanna Garcia, Katrina Bowden, Kelly Rowland, marcus samuelsson, Marsha Thomason, Michelle Trachtenberg, Reverend Run, Rhonda Ross, Ruben and Isabel Toledo, Russell Simmons, Selita Ebanks, Sonia Kashuk, Stephen Burrows, Target, Thelma Golden, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tracy Reese, Tyson Beckford, Ubah Hassan
Jun 28, 2010 @ 10:12
The last Sunday of July 2010 is the day Target, a major consumer good store in the U.S., is opening it’s ba-gillionth location in East Harlem in the East River Plaza, which sits at the far east end of East 116th Street. The exact date is July 25th according to this sign being hung up today at the 116th subway stop of the B/C line.
Together with Target opening soon and Costco and Best Buy already operational, the only shops left to open are Marshalls, Old Navy and Pet Smart. Did I leave anyone out?
To date, we have shopped at Costco in East Harlem. We have gone to Costco mainly for bulk paper goods. We find Costco useful for this type of goods cause we experience long term savings and these are the only items we are passionate about in making room in the apartment, but not much else. We don’t have the room.
As for Target, I am looking forward to shopping there! I really like their clothes. They have cute stuff for women! And there kitchen ware is not bad either. I generally like to buy Calphalon at Target. It’s much less there than at places, such as William Sonoma.
Amid Target opening in East Harlem soon, there is really no reason to head to the outer boroughs to shop. I believe we have all that we need right here in Harlem!
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Tagged Best Buy, Costco, East Harlem, East River Plaza, Harlem, HarlemGal, HCL, Photos by HarlemGal, shopping, Target