Park Slope Chamber of Commerce Proposes Seventh Avenue BID


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Seventh Avenue business owners, along with the Park Slope Chamber of Commerce, are working to establish a business improvement district (BID) along Park Slope’s 7th Avenue. If successful, the BID would span 7th Avenue from St. John’s Place to 16th Street, including contiguous side street commercial properties.

The Steering Committee behind the project spent last year surveying Park Slope residents as well as 7th Avenue merchants and landlords to find out what needs to be done to boost the area. According to the group’s mission statement, the BID would “improve the cleanliness of our streets and sidewalks, beautify and green the area, produce promotional events and materials, and provide additional security through storefront cameras and volunteer patrols.”

Fifth Avenue and North Flatbush established BIDs in 2009 and 1986, respectively, and have done similar work for the community. Fifth Avenue BID has been especially present in holiday events and promotions (for example, today marks the end of the Valentine’s Spending Spree raffle).

To find out more about the proposal and what needs to be done to make it a reality, stop by one of the two upcoming public meetings:

Tuesday, February 28
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Greenwood Baptist Church, 461 Sixth Street

Tuesday, March 5
7-8:30 p.m.
Greenwood Baptist Church, 461 Sixth Street

What are some changes or improvements you’d like to see along Seventh Avenue?

Photo via 7th Avenue BID

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