About the BID
The Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District is comprised of 10 blocks between Howard Avenue and Mother Gaston Blvd extending along Rockaway Blvd between Glenmore and Belmont Avenues. The BID delivers services to our many merchants and owners and has a meaningful impact on our community by improving its quality of life.
Since its founding in 1996, we have:
- launched and refined our sanitation, security, and beautification programs, and worked to integrate those services with each other;
- initiated a street banner campaign to define the district;
- initiated a marketing campaign to boost commerce and build a community identity;
At the Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District, we are continuing to develop standards to further improve our sanitation and public safety programs, and strengthen our relationships with city agencies to deliver the best possible services to the Pitkin Avenue community. Our streetscape beautification programs continue to focus on aesthetically improving our streets and sidewalks and our marketing programs will serve to drive business to the district and help bring a sense of identity to our neighborhood.
We remain committed to providing the Pitkin Avenue community with the best in services and enhancements with efficiency and effectiveness. As always, we welcome and encourage your input and assistance as we work together to build and celebrate a better New York
Our services include:
The Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District partnership with its sanitation contractor Midwood has continued to enhance the cleanliness of the district. Streets are cleaned twice a day three days a week.
The BID also utilizes the service of Xclusive Power wash for graffiti removal and facade cleaning.
The Pitkin Avenue BID works with the 73rd precinct – as well the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, and other relevant agencies, to provide the highest level of service to the community.
To maintain and enhance economic activity on Pitkin Avenue, the BID has made a commitment to beautify the area streetscape. To that end, a significant portion of the organization’s budget is designated for community beautification to make the streets and sidewalks of the district more attractive. BID-sponsored projects included:
The BID has ordered and will place more than 40 custom-designed trash receptacles on many district street corners, replacing often battered wire municipal baskets. These durable bronze receptacles emblazoned with the BID’s distinctive logo will make an immediate impact on the area and serve the additional purpose of defining the district’s boundaries.
Additionally, local and national merchants will have an opportunity to rent space on the receptacles for advertising.
Each holiday season, the BID installs lighting throughout the district.
The BID will publish a guide to shopping, dining, and services in the district. “The Pitkin Locator” will be a popular addition to the BID’s marketing efforts. The guide will be distributed throughout the many tourist information centers of all five boroughs. The guide will be available in the winter 2006.
Since 2002, the BID has used street pole banners to delineate the district boundaries and brighten the streetscape. Our banner campaign has been integrated with our other marketing and beautification initiatives, and will soon allow for sponsorship by area businesses, highlighting their support of the BID.