The BID is funded through a special assessment that is paid by district property owners. BID funds support the following programs:
Supplemental Sidewalk Cleaning and Graffiti Removal
The Grand Street BID provides daily supplemental sidewalk cleaning as well as monthly graffiti removal services to assist businesses in maintaining a clean appearance along our six-block commercial corridor. We contract with Atlantic Maintenance whose clean team work seven days a week from 8:00 to 4:00 pm to keep our sidewalks and street (up to 18 inches from the curb) clean.
Marketing and Promotions
The BID promotes the district through various seasonal events and programs as well as advertising. In addition, lively banners hanging atop of lampposts brand the district and promote shopping in the area. Our beautiful lights during the holidays create an extra special atmosphere pleasant to residents, workers and shoppers.
Minor & Capital Improvements
The BID advocates for street and sidewalk improvements through written proposals to government officials. Following our surveys throughout the district we submit requests via 311 or the responsible agency for improvements to broken or missing street furniture, pot holes and signage.
Retail Attraction and Retention
The BID works to recruit and retain quality businesses in the district though collecting and distributing market data, providing supplemental marketing for vacant retail spaces and through business assistance workshops. This program is funded by an Avenue NYC grant from the department Small Business Services.