Cover of Fiscal Year 2019 Business Improvement District Trends Report
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    The City's 76 Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) invested nearly $167 million in New York City neighborhoods during fiscal year (FY) 2019, boosting more than 93,000 businesses. The announcement is part of an annual report highlighting the significant impact of BIDs, including projects addressing challenges currently facing small businesses in NYC.
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    We offer a range of grant programs to help community-based organizations strengthen and revitalize commercial districts.
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    We provide oversight and support to the City's existing Business Improvment Districts (BIDs) and to communities interested in creating new BIDs. Additionally, our staff serve as board representatives for all BIDs in New York City.
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    We strengthen community-based organizations (CBOs) across the five boroughs by partnering with experts in the fields of organization management and leadership skills to provide services and programs.

Neighborhoods

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

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Programs & Initiatives