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). Seven, and a portion of an eighth, of the 64 BIDs are located in Community District 2, more than any other community district. Included in the eight BIDS is the Fulton Mall Improvement Association (FMIA), the first improvement district in New York City. FMIA was created by state law as a Special Assessment District in 1976. A list of the eight BIDs in Community District 2 are listed below, with links to their respective map, SBS profile and BID Website.

Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn
See the district map
Read the SBS BID profile
Visit the BID Website

DUMBO Improvement District
See the district map
Read the SBS BID profile
Visit the BID Website

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

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

MetroTech
See the district map
Read the SBS BID profile
Visit the BID Website

Montague Street
See the district map
Read the SBS BID profile
Visit the BID Website

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

North Flatbush
See the district map
Read the SBS BID profile
Visit the BID Website

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