About

The 86th Street BID

The 86th Street Business Improvement District (86BID) is a non-profit coalition of property and business owners committed to providing extra services to help improve the district. During the late 1990s 86BID was developed through the work of the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Beautification and Preservation Alliance Inc (BRB) and the Bay Ridge Development Cooperation (BRDC). The 86th Street BID began operation in October 2001 and coordinates with the NYC Department of Small Business Services (NYC SBS). 86 BID includes 131 properties and over 160 businesses.

86th Street Bay Ridge Business Improvement District Boundaries
On 86th St/Northside from 4th Ave to Fort Hamilton Pky
On 86th St/Southside from 4th Ave to Gatling Ave
On 87th St/Northside from 4th Ave to 5th Ave
On 4th Ave from 85th-87th Streets
On 5th Ave from 85th-88th Streets.

What is a BID?

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a public/private partnership in which property and business owners elect to make a collective contribution to the maintenance, development, and promotion of their commercial district. BIDs have helped revitalize neighborhoods and catalyze economic development throughout New York City. BIDs deliver supplemental services such as:

• Sanitation and Maintenance

• Public Safety and Hospitality

• Marketing and Promotions

• Capital Improvements

• Beautification

• District Representation

• Business Development

All services are funded by a special assessment paid by property owners within the district. New York City's BIDs invest over $105 million annually in programs and services for neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

86 BID Mission

Since its creation in 2001, the mission of 86 BID has been to promote the general welfare of the people living in, working in, and visiting the neighborhood. Through programs and services such as daily sanitation and maintenance, annual holiday lighting programs, beautification projects, and business development, the BID and its board’s primary goal is to revitalize and promote business on 86th street. 86 BID’s Board of Directors strive to create a welcoming environment for residents, businesses, shoppers, and visitors in the best interests of the district.

Board of Directors

86 BID is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of merchants, residents, elected officials and property owners, as per NYC rules and regulations. The Board, also called the District Management Association (DMA), meets regularly; additionally there are committee meetings throughout the year and an Annual Meeting every June. The board addresses administrative matters, budget priorities, the marketing of local community issues, public safety, transportation, property issues, outsourcing, and other relevant issues. The New York City Department of Small Business Services (NYC SBS) oversees the activities of 86 BID and others throughout the City of New York. Click here for a list of all current 86th Street BID Board Members.