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Neighborhood Development
The SBS Neighborhood Development Division (NDD) helps ensure the success of commercial districts throughout New York City by working with organizations to invest in streetscape improvements, property development, and business attraction. Our goal is to ensure the vitality of the city's commercial districts by creating opportunities for small businesses and the communities they serve. We do this through working with Business Improvement Districts, facilitating the Avenue NYC Program, preparing community leaders through the Neighborhood Leadership Program, as well as workshops and technical assistance.

What's New:

Avenue NYC Grant Program

The Avenue NYC Grant Program funds Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) in low- to moderate-income communities across the five boroughs to implement commercial revitalization activities that benefit businesses and local residents.

Organizations applying for Avenue NYC funding must meet target income eligibility requirements as designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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The Neighborhood 360° Fellows program pairs community organizers and planners with New York City community-based development organizations (CBDOs) to facilitate increased collaboration between local stakeholders around impactful economic development initiatives. Fellows will serve as on the ground resources connecting local businesses, jobseekers and CBDOs to NYC Department of Small Business Services’ programs. Additionally, fellows will participate in a series of supplemental seminars and excursions focused on professional development and commercial revitalization.

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FY15 Business Improvement District Trends Report is now available!


Each year, the Department of Small Business Services compiles a report on the revenues, expenses and impacts of NYC's Business Improvement Districts. This information is collected to monitor and communicate the impacts of BIDs across the City, as well as share the information with the BID community to better inform their decision making. The data summarized in the report linked below is drawn from the Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report, provided by each BID to SBS.

Download the executive summary: FY15 Annual Trends Report Executive Summary
Download the full report: FY15 Annual Trends Report