Long Island City Business Improvement District

Long Island City Business Improvement District

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a formal organization made up of property owners and commercial tenants within a defined boundary, dedicated to promoting business development and improving an area’s quality of life. A special assessment paid by property owners within the district provides funding for a BID’s services. These services often include supplemental sanitation and maintenance, public safety, marketing and promotional programs, visitor services, capital improvements, and beautification. 
New York City is home to the nation’s largest, most comprehensive network of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the country. The City’s BIDs annually contribute over $100 million worth of services to more than 70,000 businesses in neighborhoods across the five boroughs. To learn more about the City’s BIDs, visit the New York City BID Association website.

The Long Island City BID (LIC BID) has been supporting businesses and property owners in the commercial core of the neighborhood encompassing Queens Plaza and Jackson Avenue since its creation in 2005.

Assessments for the LIC BID fund the maintenance of clean sidewalks and streets (including New York City Economic Development Corporation’s $80 million capital improvements), daily unarmed security/ambassador services, promotion of retail opportunities and property listings, and marketing initiatives that promote the district to internal and external business communities, as well as community development programs for residents and visitors across LIC.

BID Membership is open to all property owners, businesses and residents who are located within the District. While the BID serves all property owners, commercial tenants and residents within the District, only registered members may vote to elect the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting. If you are eligible, please register online or download and complete the member registration form and return it to our office. Once the information has been verified, you will be added to the BID member list.

The LIC BID is eager to assist any business that calls Long Island City home, or would like to in the future. A selection of commercial property listings can be found here. More information about economic development in the area can be found here.

Please contact us to find out more.

Our banner program welcomes visitors to the area promote a sense of pride across the neighborhood. If you are interested in sponsoring a banner, or would like to know more about the program, please contact us. Check out more photos of the banners here.



Our bench sponsorhip program also supports the Long Island City BID's work to keep Queens Plaza and Jackson Avenue clean, safe and welcoming. As a bench sponsor, you will get an inscribed plaque installed on a bench of your choice on Jackson Avenue. Please contact us to find out more.

To view the LIC Business Improvement District's Audited Financial Statements and Annual Reports click here.

For an overview of 2013-2014 services and accomplishments presented at the BID's 2014 Annual Meeting, click here.

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