The 86th Street Bay Ridge Business Improvement District (86 BID)
The 86th Street Bay Ridge Business Improvement District (86 BID) is a public/private partnership in which property owners and merchants make collective contributions to the maintenance, development and promotion of its commercial district. The 86th Street BID officers, board members and staff respond regularly to inquiries and requests, and act as liaisons for the property owners, merchants, residents, and the community at large.
The 86th Street BID
The 86th Street Business Improvement District (86 BID) is a non-profit coalition of property and business owners committed to providing extra services that help improve the area. During the late 1990s the 86th Street BID was developed through the work of the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Beautification and Preservation Alliance Inc., a coalition of local merchants’ organizations, and the Bay Ridge Development Cooperation (BRDC). The 86th Street BID began operation in October 2001 and coordinates with the NYC Department of Small Business Services (NYC SBS). 86 BID includes 131 properties and over 160 businesses.
What is a BID?
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. New York City's BIDs invest over $105 million annually in programs and services for neighborhoods across the five boroughs.