BID Expansion

Proposed BID Expansion 

As the neighborhood grows and evolves, so does the need for further districtwide promotions, advocacy, and public realm services & enhancements.

In April 2020, the Flatiron BID Expansion Steering Committee submitted its BID expansion proposal and documented statements of support to the NYC Department of Small Business Services for its formal consideration and review. On November 30, 2020, the proposal entered the the public review and legislative approval phase

The BID expansion received support from committees of Community Board 4 and 5 in December 2020 and on January 20, 2021 received a public hearing at the City Planning Commission. City Planning submitted its recommendation for the expansion of this Business Improvement District to the City Council. The City Council Finance Committee reviewed the proposal and held a public hearing on the expansion plan on Thursday, May 27, 2021. On July 29, 2021 the City Council Finance Committee approved the proposal which moved the legislation to a City Council Vote.  

On July 29, 2021 the City Council voted to approve the legislation that will expand the boundaries of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District as of January 1, 2022. 

View the completed proposal here.

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The expansion will bring our robust services—sanitation, safety, homeless outreach, marketing, and public improvements—to a larger footprint that includes NoMad, the Sixth Avenue gateway to the district, and 20th Street.

The expansion will form a more a more cohesive, clean, safe, and vibrant district that nurtures and facilitates the dynamic Flatiron experience further throughout Midtown South.

Learn More

• Who We Are
• Services We Provide
• Our Impact
• How is a BID Expanded?

Should you have any questions, please contact expansion@FlatironDistrict.NYC

Quick Stats

92.4%

overall approval rating in 2019 Annual Survey

46.4K

sanitation service hours provided in FY 2019

186K

trash bags collected in FY19

443

graffiti removals in FY 2019

95.8%

of 2018 survey respondents found the BID to be "safer" or "as safe as" most Manhattan neighborhoods

1.2K

encounters with homeless individuals to offer services in FY19

35K

social media followers across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

178

tree pits planted & maintained

115

hanging flower baskets

$67.75

price per square foot for Commercial A+B Office Space in Q4 2019, compared to Manhattan average of $64.10

188

neighborhood branded trash cans

27

individuals provided temporary shelter or permanent housing in FY19

97

community events hosted in FY19