"The final bill before me is Introductory Number 593,
sponsored at the request of the Administration by Council Members Weprin,
Avella, Comrie, Monserrate, Gerson, Gennaro and the Public Advocate, Betsy
Gotbaum. This bill establishes the Bayside Village Business Improvement
District in the Borough of Queens."
"This new Business Improvement District will serve 254
businesses within the boundaries of Northern Boulevard to 35th Avenue on Bell
Boulevard, and from 214th Place to 213th Street on 41st Avenue. The budget
for the first year of operation is roughly $80,000."
"Business Improvement Districts, also known as "BIDs,"
are voluntarily formed community organizations that promote business development
and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods across the City.
Established by local law, BIDs are self-funded by local property owners and are
overseen by the City's Department of Small Business Services."
"The Bayside Village BID, the 14th established under our
Administration, will provide maintenance and sanitation services, security
services, marketing and promotion of local businesses, holiday lighting,
economic development, beautification and landscaping. The services
provided to the community are essential to ensuring that small businesses, and
the neighborhoods in which they operate, are given every opportunity to
"I would like to thank Small Business Services
Commissioner Rob Walsh and his staff for their role in establishing this
BID. I also want to acknowledge the important contributions of the members
of the Bayside Village BID Steering Committee and the City