BID Expansion

What is the Flatiron / 23rd Street Partnership? 

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a geographical area where local stakeholders oversee and fund the maintenance, improvement, and promotion of their commercial district.

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District was formed in 2006 by property owners, businesses, residents, and others with a stake in the Flatiron District.  The Partnership's mission is to enhance the reputation of Flatiron and NoMad as two of New York's most vital and exciting neighborhoods. Since 2006, the neighborhood has seen profound changes for the better.

The Partnership's Board of Directors is comprised of neighborhood stakeholders, including property owners, commercial tenants, residents, and public officials and Community Boards. 

Our budget is paid for via an assessment that is levied on commercial property owners in the district.  In return, the Partnership provides services such as cleaning, public safety, homeless outreach, beautification, marketing, and other initiatives to support local businesses and drive economic development. Our organization acts as a steward of the neighborhood and advocates for continued enhancements on behalf of the property owners, businesses, and residents. 

There are 76 BIDs operating in New York City that invest over $158.9 million to serve over 93,000 businesses in all five boroughs.

The video below, featuring founding Executive Director, Jennifer Brown, and former Board Chair, Gregg Schenker, was created for the Partnership's 10th Anniversary in 2016, and highlights the changes in and around Flatiron/NoMad and the impact of our organization.

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Learn more about the approved BID expansion.

Quick Stats


overall approval rating in 2019 Annual Survey


sanitation service hours provided in FY 2019


trash bags collected in FY19


graffiti removals in FY 2019


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


encounters with homeless individuals to offer services in FY19


social media followers across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook


tree pits planted & maintained


hanging flower baskets


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


neighborhood branded trash cans


individuals provided temporary shelter or permanent housing in FY19


community events hosted in FY19