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    SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced more than $1 million in grant awards to fund 34 unique neighborhood development projects across the city that include business attraction/retention, façade improvements, merchant organizing, and placemaking.
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    Proposal teams made up of nonprofit community organizations and tech companies can win awards of up to $100,000 for data and technology solutions that address commercial district issues.
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    In fiscal year 2016, the City's network of 73 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) invested $134.7 million into neighborhoods across the five boroughs, supporting more than 85,000 small businesses.
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    The Neighborhood 360° program was created by SBS to identify, develop, and launch commercial revitalization projects in partnership with local stakeholders. Through proactive planning and targeted investments, Neighborhood 360° supports projects that strengthen and revitalize the streets, small businesses, and community-based organizations that anchor New York City neighborhoods.
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    Storefront improvement is a simple way to upgrade the visual appeal of a commercial district, making it a place where people want to live, work, and play. Owners of the Smith Building received a grant to renovate 11 storefronts under the Downtown Far Rockaway Storefront Improvement Program.


We work with community-based organizations to build vibrant neighborhoods where New Yorkers can shop, work, and live by:

  • Overseeing the largest network of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the country, which delivers more than $134 million in additional services throughout the five boroughs
  • Offering training, tools, and one-on-one assistance to local community-based organizations
  • Administering grant programs to strengthen and revitalize commercial districts
  • Working with community partners to identify local commercial district needs and plan targeted solutions

Contact us for more information.