As advocate, liaison, promoter, and problem solver for the community and provides a critical link between NYC government and the neighborhood.
The Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District (BID) or "Flushing BID" is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in September 2003 by property owners, businesses, residents and community leaders with a stake in the downtown Flushing community. We are the 45th BID to be created in New York City and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's 1st new BID of his administration.
OUR SUPPORTING FORCES
The Flushing BID came to fruition at an opportune time and in a record amount of time, with unified support from the local elected administration top down, from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff and Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services Robert W. Walsh on behalf of Mayor Bloomberg, to our local elected officials lead by Council Member John Liu, State Senator Toby Stavisky, and Assemblyman Barry Grodenchik. Spearheaded by Council Member John Liu who helped unify the elected officials and the community, the creation of a Steering Committee to look into the feasibility of creating a BID in Flushing came at the long-time urging of the local community who helped build up the downtown Flushing area to what it is today and the community leaders who paved the way before us to improve the district with a "world of choices" and to get "the best for Flushing", namely Community Board 7, the Flushing Chamber of Commerce and Business Association and the Flushing Chinese Business Association.
Community and business leaders alike now enjoy the visible results made by the formal partnership between City government and the private sector in Flushing as well as the increase in investment from the City into the neighborhood. The BID provides services to supplement the array of services that the City already provides. The BID helps to enhance the quality of life for all who live, work, shop and visit in Flushing.
The activities of the BID are governed by a Board of Directors composed of property owners, businesses, residents, government officials, and community representatives. With the leadership on the Board of Directors and the continued support from the local community, the BID will enter each year of operations in a strong position. The BID is continuously looking into new creative and effective programs to further promote the commercial district, while maintaining its commitment to providing efficient and cost-effective services to our members.
A public private partnership, the BID acts as advocate, liaison, promoter, and problem solver for the community and provides a critical link between NYC government and the neighborhood. The members of the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub BID include businesses, hotels, financial institutions, restaurants, leading retail establishments both large and small, cultural institutions, public officials, and residents. As a public-private partnership between City government and the business community, the BID works hand in hand with our local elected officials and government agencies. The BID enables the community to truly unlock the enormous potential of Flushing and to continue to transform Flushing into a "destination of choice" for all people from throughout the region!