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Our Mission

The Bay Ridge 5th Ave Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-profit organization serving 5th avenue, between 65th and 85th streets. The BID is a partner to local property owners, merchants, residents, elected officials, and community organizations to improve neighborhood conditions, that promote economic and cultural vitality of our commercial corridor. 
With the inclusion of an AvenueNYC grant, the BID is providing additional support for low- and moderate-income merchants and residents. Increase services include but not limited to cultural programming, direct technical assistance, training, and evaluation of areas for improvement through a commercial district needs assessment (CDNA) process. To learn more, read our CDNA!

Our Services

  • Clean Team

    Includes 7 days a week of sidewalk and gutter sweeping, seasonal snow removal, graffiti removal, sidewalk and tree bed de-weeding.

  • Public Safety

    Includes 5 days a week of private security services keeping an eye on the Ave and ongoing communications with the 68th Precinct to ensure a safe environment around the clock.

  • Marketing & Events

    Includes street festivals, Weekend Walks, holiday lighting, the Holly Trolley, Small Business Saturday, Ramadan festivities, and other seasonal events and promotions.

  • Beautification

    Includes decorative sidewalk planters, benches, bike racks, banners, an annual holiday tree, and corridor street lighting, the BID maintains planting, public art, and avenue decor.

  • Advocacy

    The BID is in regular communication with various city agencies and local elected officials advising them about the needs and challenges of the district while also pushing for policies that are in the best interest of the community.

  • Business Development

    BID staff assist merchants with navigating various regulations and are knowledgeable about available resources.  The BID also provides merchants one-on-one technical assistance with social media marketing and promotion, web design and branding.

Get Involved

As a business on 5th ave, you are automatically a member of the Business Improvement District (BID).
  • Reach out to the BID to let us know about your promotions, challenges and business needs.
  • Participate in our events to help publicize your store and drive more foot traffic.
  • Make sure we have your contact information to share updates, events, and important policy matters.