A Business Improvement District for 7th Avenue

A Business Improvement District for 7th Avenue

I’m happy to report that a group of business owners, property owners, residents, and local leaders have come together and – with support from my office – put forward a plan for a new Business Improvement District (BID) on 7th Avenue in Park Slope. As proposed, the new 7th Avenue BID would stretch from St. John's Place to 16th Street, and will be dedicated to making one of our neighborhood’s major commercial strips cleaner, greener, and safer.

In the spring of last year, the 7th Avenue BID Steering Committee surveyed Park Slope residents, businesses, and landlords. Their plan responds to that input, and has prioritized efforts to provide additional cleaning of the streets and sidewalks, beautify and green the area, provide additional security through storefront cameras and volunteer patrols, and organize commercial events to support our small businesses. The proposed BID will not replace services that the City currently provides; rather it will provide a steady stream of funds to supplement what is already being done, and to advocate for additional resources from the City. All services would be funded by a special assessment paid by property owners within the district.

If you would like to learn more, you can visit www.parkslope7avebid.com or attend an upcoming informational meeting:

Tomorrow, Thursday, February 28th at 9:00 am
Greenwood Baptist Church (461 6th Street @ 7th Avenue)

Next Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 pm
Greenwood Baptist Church (461 6th Street @ 7th Avenue)

In order to move forward, the BID plan needs the support of 7th Avenue property owners, commercial tenants, and residents. If you live on 7th Avenue, or own a business or property there, please fill out the Statement of Support and return it to the address listed on the form.

If you have any questions, you can email info [at] parkslope7avebid [dot] com. Thank you to the Park Slope Chamber of Commerce for their leadership on this plan, and to the Park Slope Civic Council for their support. By working together, we can achieve a cleaner, greener, safer 7th Avenue.

Participatory Budgeting

What does your neighborhood need? An improved park? Safer streets? New school technology? In participatory budgeting, you give your ideas and City Councilmember Brad Lander has set aside $1 million to fund them. And your votes will decide which projects get funded.

Learn more here.