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NYC Department of Small Business Services FY17 BID Trends Report

By working with government partners and community stakeholders, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) like the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership help create vibrant, clean, and safe neighborhoods across New York City. Last week, NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced that the City’s 75 BIDs invested over $147 million in New York City neighborhoods during fiscal year (FY) 2017, boosting over 93,000 small businesses. 

The announcement is part of SBS’ annual FY17 Business Improvement District Trends Report. The report highlights the daily impact of BIDs in providing quality of life improvements and innovative solutions to modern challenges. During FY17, BIDs provided the following services in their districts:

  • Collected 4.0 million trash bags;
  • Removed over 108,000 instances of graffiti;
  • Held 4,719 public events for 12.1 million New Yorkers and visitors;
  • Maintained 127 public spaces; and
  • Sponsored 147 public art installations

To view the full report and learn more about the local impact of NYC BIDs, visit