"I've had my business, Hootie Couture, on North Flatbush for 14 years and love having a Business Improvement District supporting me. In addition to providing extra sidewalk cleaning and creating a nice corridor, the NFBID team is able to help promote my business when I have things going on. It also provides opportunities to interact with other neighborhood businesses and we get to share information and tips."

Alison Houtte

Owner Hootie Couture

Member of North Flatbush BID

"I love the fact that 5th Avenue has a BID for the mere fact that I have a place to connect with other business owners to discuss ideas, brainstorm strategies, vent, mastermind and overall network.  The 5th Avenue BID gives me an opportunity to help not only my business but the community in which I decided to conduct my business in.  It gives me an opportunity to have a voice in creating and shaping decisions impacting the 5th Avenue corridor so as to make it a viable place to hang, buy, stroll, dine, drink and shop as well as play, too."

​Farid Ali Lancheros

​Owner Bogota Latin Bistro and Miti Miti Taperia

​Member of Park Slope 5th Ave BID


What do other Brooklyn BID members say about their BIDs?

"The Dumbo BID is an invaluable marketing and promotion partner to our cultural and literary activities and programming; it has a particularly active social media presence and is the local go-to source for breaking event news in the neighborhood. They have also been vital in coordinating the various city agencies and spearheading street upgrades, stoplight installations, and neighborhood beautification, making our waterfront community safer and inviting. I can't say enough good things about how important our BID is to our business and the look and feel of our community."

Daniel Power

Owner The POWERhouse Arena

​Member of the DUMBO Improvement District