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Chinatown Gets Business Improvement District

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The City Council approved a Business Improvement District (BID) for Manhattan's Chinatown. The BID will take annual fees from local businesses to help clean up streets and attract more customers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A BID for Chinatown?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership Development Corporation, and Jan Lee, third-generation Chinatown property owner and one of the members of the Coalition Against the Chinatown BID, consider whether or not a business improvement district designation is a good idea for Chinatown. Also, Erik Engquist, a reporter who covers New York City politics and government for Crain's New York Business, weighs the pros and cons of BID designations for New York City neighborhoods.

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