A Business Improvement District (BID) is a public/private partnership in which property and business owners elect to make a collective contribution to the maintenance, development, and promotion of their commercial district.
BIDs have helped revitalize neighborhoods and catalyze economic development throughout New York City. BIDs deliver supplemental services such as:
- Sanitation and Maintenance
- Public Safety and Hospitality
- Marketing and Promotions
- Capital Improvements
- District Representation
- Business Development
All services are funded by a special assessment paid by property owners within the district. The City’s BIDs invest over $105 million annually in programs and services for neighborhoods across the five boroughs.
The Southern Boulevard BID runs along Southern Boulevard from 163rd Street to 167th Street, along Westchester Avenue from Hoe Avenue to Fox Street and on 163rd Street from Simpson Street to Hoe Avenue.