Morris Park Business Improvement District OK’d

Members of the NYPD Emerald Society march in sync during the Morris Park Columbus Day parade.–Photo by David Greene

Last week, the New York City Council has ok’d the creation of the Morris Park Business Improvement District which would cover just over a mile of Morris Park Avenue and 188 businesses. The authorizing legislation, sponsored by Councilman James Vacca, now awaits Mayor de Blasio’s signature to create the Morris Park BID. Local leaders like Bronx Chronicle publisher Sal Conforto say, “The BID will be good for the Morris Park Avenue community.”

Back on August 9, 2017, the City Planning Commission approved the Department of Small Business Services’ plan to create the Morris Park Business Improvement District. The BID encompasses almost 190 businesses and will operate with a board of directors comprised of property owners, merchants and community representatives.

With the formation of a BID, the new group will be able to provide services such as clean-up and beautification projects as well holiday lighting along the shopping strip and contribute to the annual Columbus Day Parade.

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