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