Park Slope may form a 7th Avenue Business Improvement District

February 19, 2013 Heather Chin
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Park Slopers, say hello to the Seventh Avenue Business Improvement District (BID)…?

The Park Slope Chamber of Commerce, local politicians, and community groups are hoping to create a BID to advocate for and support merchants along the avenue’s commercial strip from St. John’s Place to 16th Street.

The goal, they say on their brand-spanking new website, is to “improve the cleanliness of our streets and sidewalks, beautify and green the area, produce promotional events and materials, and provide additional security through storefront cameras and volunteer patrols.

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In other words, they want to maintain sanitation, beautify, market, secure, support economic development, and have holiday lighting displays.

The BID would be the second BID in Park Slope; the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID has existed for several years now, serving the same advocacy function.

If you’d like to learn more about the proposed BID, come to their public informational hearing next Thursday, February 28, at 9:30 a.m., at Greenwood Baptist Church – 461 6th Street.

Community and merchant support is necessary to get the Seventh Avenue BID off the ground, so if you’re interested in supporting them, come to this meeting and/or download a Statement of Support from their website. Or contact the group at the contact info below:

Park Slope 7th Avenue BID
c/o Tammy Shaw
TB Shaw Realty
197 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 347-985-0104 (Mark Caserta, Consultant)
Email: [email protected]

The current steering committee is made up of:

  • Michael Cairl, Park Slope Civic Council
  • Bob Kalb, Park Slope Copy Center
  • Mitchell Szpicek, Little Things Toy Store
  • Patty Lenartz, Slope Cellars
  • Philip Chaitman, Good Footing
  • Dolly Williams, Property Owner
  • John Ciferni, Tarzian Hardware/Property Owner
  • Melinda Morris, Lion in the Sun
  • Lyn Hill, New York Methodist Hospital
  • Tammy Shaw, TB Shaw Realty
  • City Council Member Brad Lander
  • City Council Member Steven Levin
  • Mark Caserta, Consultant
  • Kristen Wilke, Consultant

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