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At the desk of Jessica Lappin

From the January issue: Jessica Lappin, 42, is the president of the Downtown Alliance, which manages one of New York City’s largest business improvement districts. The organization spent $20 million last year — the...

City’s BIDs spent $134M in 2016

New York City’s 73 business improvement districts spent more than $134 million in their respective communities last year. The Downtown Alliance had the largest expenses for the 2016 fiscal year, having spent $20 million,...

Battle against BIDs heats up

They were once considered a panacea for troubled city neighborhoods, but Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in New York City are now viewed with increasing cynicism.

Notorious B.I.D.s: Just how much influence do developers wield?

When Tucker Reed learned of JDS Development Group’s plans to bring a 1,000-foot tower to Downtown Brooklyn, he became,...

NYC’s BIDs spent $127M in 2015: report

The city’s 72 business improvement districts, many of which are helmed by some of the biggest names in real...

Will the newly formed Meatpacking BID take sides on new development?

The Meatpacking District can be summed up in one simple, somewhat clumsy, image: “high heels on cobblestone.”

Jackson Heights to vote on upping BID

The proposed Jackson Heights-Corona BID expansion will soon be put to a vote. About 1,500 business owners in Jackson Heights will receive ballots at the end of June, giving them the opportunity to weigh...

Taconic pitches Meatpacking District-Chelsea BID marriage

Taconic Investment Partners, which started local business organizations the Meatpacking District Improvement Association and the Chelsea Improvement Company, is...

Joint business district for Chelsea, Meatpacking coming?

Commercial landlords in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District may soon have to pony up cash to fund a proposed...

Meatpacking sees renewed BID push

 The Meatpacking District is seeing a renewed effort to form a business improvement district in the neighborhood, following a failed attempt several years ago.

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