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.
Created in 2005, The Long Island City BID (LIC BID) supports businesses, property owners and residents in the primary commercial hub of the neighborhood encompassing Queens Plaza and Jackson Avenue.

Assessments for the LIC BID fund the maintenance of clean sidewalks and streets (full time supplemental sanitation services and maintenance of New York City Economic Development Corporation’s $80 million capital improvements), safety programs, visitor services, retail attraction, and marketing initiatives to promote district and greater LIC to internal and external communities. The BID also administers place-making initiatives, tours, community development programs and events for area businesses, residents and visitors. 

BID Membership is open to all property owners, commercial tenants and residents who are located within the district boundaires. 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. The BID maintains data on Long Island City's growth and development trends, as well as opportunities to re-locate to the area or invest.

A Space Bank of commercial property listings can be found here

More information about recent development and other data can be found here.

Please contact us to find out more.

Programs such as the LIC Street Banners, Partnership Perks and WalkNYC Maps help welcome visitors to the area promote a sense of pride across the neighborhood. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for these or other programs, more information is here, or contact us.  

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

For an overview of 2014-2015 services and accomplishments presented at the BID's 2015 Annual Meeting, click here

For an overview of 2013-2014, click here.
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