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.
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.