BID Twinning Banner Program

Both the 125th Street BID and the Brixton BID (London) have activated a community Street Lamp Banner Project.  These banners have already begun to appear in Brixton and in Harlem, they will soon go up across the 125th Street BID’s boundary. The Harlem 125th St. BID has partnered with the National Black Commission on Health, City University of New York School of Public Health, Blick Art Materials and the local owner of Settepani restaurant to produce a series of banners with reinforcing messages around health, safety, and social justice issues. In Brixton, the BID has created and installed a series of 32 lamp post banners across the town’s Centre supporting the Black Lives Matter global movement, and highlighting the Black British, African and Caribbean community and businesses.


The Banners look to redefine the words Brixton, Community, BAME-owned and Black Lives Matter.
Brixton /brik-ston/ noun; originating from Brixistane meaning the stone of Brixi, a Saxon Lord. The global melting pot of South London with an African-Caribbean soul where music, arts, culture and food mix.
Community / Kuh-myoo-ni-tee/ noun; a group of people living in the same place or having a particular interest in common. Many Brixton organisations champion those who are historically marginalized and continue to work for equality.
BAME-owned / ,bi:.ei.em’i/ adjective; businesses owned and operated by those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. There are over 200 BAME-owned businesses in Brixton for you to support.
Black Lives Matter / black lahyvz mat-er / noun; a political and social movement emphasizing basic human rights and racial equality for Black people and campaigning against various forms of racism. BLM.
Past Banners on 125th Street