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.
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!
New York State Senator 16 Senate District
Council Member District 20
Councilman Peter Koo was elected to the New York City Council in November 2009. As a local businessman and community activist, he has tirelessly fought for the needs of the residents who live in his home community and has become one of Flushing's foremost community activists. Peter has served as the Chairman of Program Services for the Flushing Business Improvement District (BID) and President of the Flushing Chinese Business Association.
Assembly Member Assembly District 22
Beginning his career in public service as an aide to then-Assemblyman Mark Weprin, Ron moved on to work in the Department of Buildings and the Department of Small Business Services. At the City Council, Ron worked as a Policy Analyst, writing and examining legislation on issues related to transportation, infrastructure, and economic development.As a Regional Director for Government and Community Affairs in the administrations of two New York State Governors, he collaborated and worked with a varied group of state agencies, elected officials, and community organizations.Ron has served as Vice President of the Korean American Association of Greater New York and as a Management Fellow advising the Chief Education Office of the Chicago Public Schools. Currently, Ron advocates on behalf of children with special needs, small business, and vulnerable New Yorkers.
Community Board 7 is the largest of all 59 boards in the city serving about 250,000 people in the following neighborhoods - most of Flushing, Bay Terrace, Beechhurst, College Point, Malba, Queensborough Hill, Whitestone and Willets Point. The board plays an important advisory role in dealing with land use, zoning matters, City budget, municipal service delivery, and other matters relating to the community such as transportation issues, housing, education, youth, seniors, etc.
Chair: Mr. Eugene T. Kelty, Jr.
Sistrict Manager: Ms. Marilyn Bitterman
Address: 133-32 41st Road - Suite 3B Flushing, NY 11355
Phone Number: 718 359-2800
OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS