82nd St Partnership
Founded in 1990, the mission of the 82nd Street Partnership, a Business Improvement District or BID, is to support and strengthen the local business community by providing services, including sanitation, streetscape beautification, district marketing, and advocacy, which enhance the shopping environment along a main north/south commercial corridor connecting Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.
82nd Street is a vibrant food and shopping market featuring over 125 businesses on a landmarked, tree-lined corridor. With its mix of delicious bakeries and restaurants, fashion and jewelry boutiques, clothing and shoe stores, 82nd Street is a diverse, lively and authentic neighborhood destination.
The 82nd Street Partnership is a nonprofit neighborhood development corporation governed by a board of directors.
About Business Improvement Districts
BIDs are locally-funded nonprofit organizations that promote business development and improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers. New York City BIDs annually invest over $116 million worth of services in 69 neighborhoods across all five boroughs, with yearly budgets ranging from $53,000 to $15,900,000. BID services include sanitation and maintenance, public safety, visitor services, marketing and promotional programs, capital improvements and beautification programs. BID-supported social service and job training programs have helped bring stable employment to thousands of men and women citywide. Each BID is initiated by community stakeholders, created by local law, and governed by District Management Associations whose board includes business representatives, property owners, residents, city agencies and local elected officials.
Neighborhood Challenge Award