Harlem USA Retail Entertainment Center

Harlem USA is a 285,000 square foot, six-level retail and entertainment complex located at 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Manhattan borough of New York City.

Harlem USA serves as a model for urban retail development throughout the country, having won vast acclaim for both its transparent pedestrian oriented design and its role in revitalizing the community. It is uniquely urban in scale and appearance, as all tenants have direct street level access to their spaces. The project, which opened in 2000, is anchored by a nine screen 3,000-seat Magic Johnson Theaters operated by AMC. Other famous tenants include Old Navy Department Store, Modell's Sporting Goods, New York Sports Club, Chuck E Cheese Kids Entertainment, Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant, JPMorgan Chase Bank and TD Bank.

Development Team

Design Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
Architect of Record: Dayo Babalola, AIA (Principal, DBB Architecture PC)
Developer: Grid Properties/Gotham Organization
Structural: Ysrael Seinuk Consulting Engineers Inc. & Trevor Salmon Consulting Engineers Inc.
Mechanical: Cosentini Associates LLC
Construction Manager: Gotham Construction Corp

Contact Information

Main Office

75 South Broadway,

Suite 400,

White Plains,

NY 10601


Tel: (914) 304-4343

Fax: (877) 814-8686

Queens / Long Island

70 E Sunrise Hwy,

Suite 500,

Valley Stream,

NY 11581


Tel: (516) 262-5757

Fax: (516) 262-5758


520 White Plains Rd,

Suite 500,


NY 10591


Tel: (914) 340-4600

Fax: (888) 511-4922

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