New Morris Park Business Improvement District Approved by City Council

Morris Park is about to get its own business improvement district.

The New York City Council has given the green light for the creation of the Morris Park Business Improvement District which would cover just over a mile of Morris Park Avenue and 188 businesses.

With the creation of this new BID, the entity will be able to provide ancillary services such as holiday lighting, street cleaning, advertising and promoting the corridor as well.

According to The Bronx Times,

John Bonizio, chairman of the Westchester Square BID, said he thinks “it’s great for Morris Park. I’m glad to see the business community and commercial property owners banding together to help provide a business plan for the business district.”

Bonizio said the BID is long overdue and he’s proud to have his neighbors in Morris Park join in the process of creating solutions to the struggles of small businesses in New York.

But the process isn’t official yet as Mayor Bill de Blasio will have to sign the BID into law after which the NYS Comptroller has 30 days to review it and then will a steering committee convene to act as the first board of directors.

The initial budget for the newly created BID will be $390,000.

Read the rest of the story over at The Bronx Times.

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