The NoHo Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-profit organization of property owners, businesses, residents, and government officials working to improve NoHo’s quality of life and promote its economic and cultural vitality.
The NoHo BID provides services from north side of Houston Street to the southern edge of Astor Place, from the east side of Mercer Street to the east side of Lafayette Street.
Since our founding in 1996, the NoHo BID has played a key role in maintaining a clean, safe and inviting environment. With significant investments in supplemental sanitation, graffiti removal, public safety, landscaping, marketing and advocacy, we continually strive to enhance NoHo’s position as New York City’s unique downtown destination.
What is a BID?
A Business Improvement District is a formal organization made up of property owners and commercial tenants dedicated to promoting business development and improving a neighborhood’s quality of life. BIDs deliver supplemental services such as street sanitation, marketing promotions, and streetscape beautification for the area – all funded by a special assessment paid by property owners within the district.
How are BIDs funded?
BIDs are funded through an additional tax levied on property owners in the area. The tax is calculated based on a yearly assessment of the property’s size and usage, creating a reliable source of funding that can be tapped for various projects. Due to the fact BID’s funding is allotted by a separate system than the local government, it’s safe from state or city budget cuts.
What do BIDs do?
In addition to maintaining the community’s cleanliness, safety, and developing beautification projects, BIDs help to brand their districts and market small businesses on their corridor. They facilitate business-to-business connections, host community events, and advocate for improvements to the district. BIDs also serve as a liaison between local businesses and stakeholders and the City government, and connect our community with resources. In doing so, BIDs provide a collective voice for the neighborhood and help inform City policy based on their unique local knowledge.
As a neighborhood-based organization, stakeholders located within the District boundaries – property owners, commercial tenants, and residents – contribute to and benefit from our services.
To officially register as a member of the organization, please fill out the online registration form. Please note that only registered members may vote, elect, and serve as members of the BID’s Board of Directors.
We are excited to present sponsorship opportunities to support the BID’s work. As a NoHo sponsor, you will promote your brand, while helping improve quality of life and supporting our neighborhood’s economic and cultural assets.