Jackson Heights, Corona get ‘taste’ of better living thru business improvement district


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Photo courtesy of Councilmember Julissa Ferreras

Businesses, property owners and residents along Roosevelt Avenue and Junction Boulevard are getting a taste of how being a business improvement district (BID) can improve their quality of life. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras announced sanitation and graffiti removal services for the areas. They come as part of her New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue, which promised a […]

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82nd Street Partnership expands business improvement district


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Logo Courtesy of the 82nd Street Partnership

The 82nd Street Partnership will now extend all the way through 114th Street as part of the New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue announced by Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “The 82nd Street Partnership is thrilled to announce this endeavor of expanding our business improvement district to include the major commercial corridors of Roosevelt Avenue, Junction Boulevard, 103rd […]

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Halloran district to get funding for all participatory budget items


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The district represented by indicted Councilmember Dan Halloran will receive funding for all seven participatory budget items and then some. Nearly $3.2 million in capital and expense projects will be honored by the City Council, according to the legislative body’s Queens delegation. “Northeast Queens is home to many of the borough’s great cultural institutions, not-for-profits […]

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Sunnyside businesses offering exclusive deals every Thursday in May


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1 - Hoppin' Thursdays card

Get ready to start hoppin’. Area businesses are participating in Hoppin’ Thursdays in Sunnyside, a weekly promotion for the month of May. Thirty-three business are offering exclusive deals to customers. The promotion is co-sponsored by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) and Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars. The deals include dining and drink specials, discounts on […]

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Small businesses have their day


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Melissa Chan

Smack in the middle of two of the biggest retail days of the year, local shops in Bayside celebrated Small Business Saturday. The Bayside Village Business Improvement District [BID], consisting of over 200 businesses including shoe outfitters, flower shops and bookstores, celebrated its retail diversity on Saturday, November 24 with a block party and gift […]

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Woodside businesses considering new BID program


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Woodside businesses are eyeing a new, lighter Business Improvement District (BID) program. The simplified version, called BID express, focuses on maintenance and sanitation, reducing costs for its members by centralizing management. While a traditional BID largely emphasizes administration costs and assists with marketing efforts, the downsized version appeals to smaller districts with a more localized […]

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Store vacancies in Queens hurt other businesses


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alexa Altman

Some stores along Queens’ prominent shopping streets have been abandoned, sitting vacant for months. Several landlords have posted hopeful “for rent” signs. Others remain completely empty. Officials from Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Chambers of Commerce across Queens blame the nation’s foundering economy for the string of vacancies. Others insist that skyrocketing rents are causing […]

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