Business Improvement District (BID)

CLEAN UP THE EAST EIGHTIES

The East 86th Street commercial corridor see more than 20.7 million visitors a year with over 250 businesses and we are proposing a Business Improvement District (BID) so property owners can help keep the area clean, green, and a nice place to live.

The first step was a survey and the next step to help this effort is for you to complete the statement of support by June 17, 2016.

 

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6PM – 8PM at
Chapin, 100 East End Avenue RSVP

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 8AM – 10AM at
Shake Shack, 154 East 86th Street RSVP

RSVP at benkallos.com/events

COMPLETE THE STATEMENT OF SUPPORT: benkallos.com/bid/support

WHAT IS A BID?

BIDs currently deliver services in 72 neighborhoods throughout New York City that have improved quality of life and turned neighborhoods from Flushing to Times Square.

WHY DO WE NEED A BID?

In prior years the East 86th Street Neighbors Association have provided a taste of BID-like services to the district, but an official BID is the only sustainable solution for providing dedicated and on-going investment into supporting local quality of life.

The Steering Committee has developed a BID Plan to address quality of life issues in the area, including cleanliness, beautification, complaint intake and follow up, business services, and support for property owners and businesses in order to get results from city agencies.

BID SERVICES

The BID plans to supplement these services:

QUALITY OF LIFE

Dedicated staff to work with the city to improve:

  • Homeless Outreach
  • Vendor Enforcement
  • Public Safety

CLEAN STREETS

  • Street Basket Trash Pickup
  • Street Sweeping
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Snow Removal

GREEN STREETS

  • Tree Care
  • Tree Pit Plantings & Cleaning

BUSINESS SUPPORT

  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Securing Private and Government Funding

BID services supplement city services which by law cannot be reduced because of the BID.

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT SUMMARY

Boundaries: 84th to 88th from First to Park
Annual Budget: $900,000
Assessment: $500 + 25₵ per CSF +  0.0005731of AV for commercial and mixed-use properties, $1 for residential, non-profit and government-owned properties are exempt

Learn more in the Statement of Support.

SUPPORT OUR BID

This proposed BID has support from:

  • Council Members Kallos & Garodnick
  • State Electeds Krueger, Seawright & Quart
  • East 86th Street Association
  • Carnegie Hill Neighbors
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Add your name as a supporter now.

SUBMIT YOUR SUPPORT ONLINE benkallos.com/bid/support