Business Improvement Districts

A business improvement district (BID) is an area where property and business owners elect to pay a special assessment to fund supplemental services, capital improvements and other initiatives to maintain, develop and promote a commercial area. BIDs are created by an act of the City Council after a public process shows a significant level of stakeholder support. Although a BID is formally the geographic area, the term is also generally used to describe the board of directors and district management association staff.

New York City is home to the nation's most comprehensive BID network, which receives supervision and support from the Department of Small Business Services (SBS). Eight, and a portion of a ninth, of the 74 BIDs are located in Community District 2, more than any other community district. Among them is the Fulton Mall Improvement Association (FMIA), the first improvement district in New York City. The FMIA was created by state law as a Special Assessment District in 1976. A list of the nine BIDs in Community District 2 are listed below, with links to their respective map, SBS profile and BID Website.

Atlantic Avenue

See the Atlantic Avenue district map
Read the SBS BID profile of Atlantic Avenue
Access the Atlantic Avenue BID Website

Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn

See the Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn map
Read the SBS BID profile of Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn
Access the Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID Website

DUMBO Improvement District

See the DUMBO Improvement District map
Read the SBS BID profile of DUMBO
Access the DUMBO BID Website

Fulton Area Business (FAB) Alliance

See the Fulton Area Business (FAB) Alliance district map
Read the SBS BID profile of the Fulton Area Business (FAB) Alliance
Access the Fulton Area Business (FAB) Alliance BID Website

Fulton Mall Improvement Association

See the Fulton Mall Improvement Association district map
Read the SBS BID profile of the Fulton Mall Improvement Association
Access the Fulton Mall Improvement Association BID Website

MetroTech

See the MetroTech district map
Read the SBS BID profile of MetroTech
Access the MetroTech BID Website

Montague Street

See the Montague Street district map
Read the SBS BID profile of Montague Street
Access the Montague Street BID Website

Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

See the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership district map
Read the SBS BID profile of Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership
Access the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership BID Website

North Flatbush

See the North Flatbush district map
Read the SBS BID profile of North Flatbush
Access the North Flatbush BID Website

Portions of the North Flatbush BID are located in Community Districts 2, 6 and 8.