Business Improvement Districts

Queens is a borough full of emerging businesses and economic development. The City helps new store owners get their feet planted and improve underdeveloped areas at the same time by setting up Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) all over the city. In exchange for a small tax, merchants and property owners are promised a revitalized area by providing services such as increased maintenance and security, as well as in marketing and promotions.

As of 2015, there are 72 BIDs in neighborhoods throughout New York City – 12 in Queens – which make up the largest and most comprehensive network of Business Improvement Districts in the nation. The city’s 68 BIDs annually contribute close to $100 million worth of services in neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

A Business Improvement District is a formal organization made up of property owners and commercial tenants who are dedicated to promoting business development and improving an area’s quality of life. BIDs deliver supplemental services such as sanitation and maintenance, public safety and visitor services, marketing and promotional programs, capital improvements and beautification for the area – all funded by a special assessment paid by property owners within the district. Since its inception over 20 years ago, the city’s BID program has contributed over $930 million in supplemental services to invigorate neighborhoods.

The following is a list of the Queens BIDs and their contact information.

82nd Street Partnership
37-06 82nd St., Suite 309
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Tel: (718) 335-9421
Fax: (718) 507-2977
info@82ndstreet.org
www.82ndstreet.org

165th Street Mall
90-50 Parsons Blvd., Suite 209
Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel: (718) 298-5489
Fax: (718) 658-7922
Email: mall165@hotmail.com
www.165thstreetmall.com

180th Street BID
90-50 Parsons Blvd., Suite 209
Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel: (718) 298-5489
Fax: (718) 658-7922
Email: mall165@hotmail.com
www.180thstreetbid.com

Bayside Village
213-33 39th Ave., Suite 310
Bayside, NY 11361
Tel: (718) 423-2434
Fax: (718) 423-1464
Email: info@baysidevillagebid.com
www.baysidevillagebid.com

Downtown Flushing BID
135-20 39th Ave., 6th Floor
Flushing, NY 11354
Tel: (718) 888-1805
Email: flushingbid@gmail.com
www.flushingbid.com

Jamaica Center
90-50 Parsons Blvd., Suite 402
Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel: (718) 526-2422
Fax: (718) 526-0215
Email: info@jamaicacenter.org
www.jamaicacenter.org

Long Island City Partnership
27-01 Queens Plaza N., 9th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (718) 786-5300
Fax: (718) 937-1799
Email: elusskin@licpartnership.org
www.licpartnership.org

Myrtle Avenue
c/o Ridgewood LDC
62-14 Myrtle Ave.
Glendale, NY 11385
Tel: (718) 366-3806
Fax: (718) 381-7080
Email: myrtlebid@gmail.com
www.Ridgewood-NY.com

Steinway Astoria Partnership
25-69 38th St., Apt. 1C
Astoria, NY 11103
Tel: (718) 721-8252
Fax: (718) 728-7413
Email: info@steinwaystreet.nyc
www.steinwaystreet.nyc

Sunnyside Shines
P.O. Box 4477
45-56 43rd St.
Sunnyside, NY 11104
Tel: (718) 606-1800
Fax: (718) 228-5554
Email: info@sunnysideshines.org
www.sunnysideshines.org

Sutphin Boulevard
89-00 Sutphin Blvd., Suite 204C
Jamaica, NY 11435
Tel: (718) 291-2110
Fax: (718) 291-2109
Email: sutphinblvdbid@verizon.net
www.sutphinblvdbid.org

Woodhaven
84-01 Jamaica Ave.
Woodhaven, NY 11421
Tel: (718) 805-0202
Fax: (718) 805-2929
Email: gwdcbid@hotmail.com
www.woodhavenbid.com

For more information, call 311 and ask for Small Business Services or visit
www.nyc.gov/sbs or  www.queensbp.org.

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