About the BID
Location: South Bronx
BID Establishment: July 1, 1990
Eight block commercial area encompassing both sides of Third Avenue between East 148th Street and 106 feet north of East 153rd Street and Willis Avenue between East 148th Street and East 149th Street. Both sides of East 149th Street between Third Avenue and Bergen Avenue and both sides of Westchester Avenue between Third Avenue and Bergen Avenue. Also included are properties on Elton Avenue between Third Avenue and 180 feet north of 153rd Street.
The BID’s retail shopping districts features several major chain stores that include fast food restaurants, sporting goods and department stores. Also present are a mix of small and medium-size stores that feature men’s and woman clothing, children’s apparel, household goods, electronics, cell phones, jewelry, optical, perfume, prescription drugs and seasonal toys. Buildings range in height from two to six floors with the lower floor serving retail or commercial uses while upper floors are used for office or storage space. Primarily caters to South Bronx shopping clientele.
Supplemental Sanitation Sweeper Service:
The BID contracts a private sanitation cleaning company to service the district from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week who ensure that the BID is clean and presentable.
Besides the constant coverage provided by the New York City Police Department, the BID contracts a private security company firm that is fully certified by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice to patrol the district seven days a week from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM. Security surveillance cameras throughout the district are monitored by the Police Department and the BID’s security officers to ensure that the quality of life conditions remain stable for our shoppers, merchants and community residence.
Promotions are assembled various times of the year to bring in new shoppers to the B.I.D. area and to keep our local community shoppers happy. These promotions are advertised in local area news papers, flyers and are also aired on radio and cable television during the course of the promotions. Throughout the year the BID also sponsors sidewalk sales and street festivals which have proven to be very effective in attracting potential shoppers.
During the holiday season the BID contracts a professional holiday lighting installer to hang twenty-one strands of holiday lights throughout the district. The BID also holds a tree lighting festival.
The B.I.D. cosponsors special and Community events such as, National Night Out, Operation Weed and Seed, the Bronx Special Olympics and provides toys during the holiday season for the Lavelle School for the Blind, the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation and other local toy drives.
The mission of the HUB Third Avenue Business Improvement District, (BID) is to promote the growth, vitality and visibility of our local business community. The BID’s cost effective public safety and sanitation program services has not only developed a strong working partnership with city agencies, elected officials and local organizations but has also helped to improve quality of life conditions throughout the business district.
The BID is constantly redeveloping its marketing and promotional strategies to accommodate the trends and needs of the consumer who support our shopping district. The BID sponsors musical street festivals throughout the summer that has proven to bring consumers from outside areas to help strengthen our shopper base.
The BID extends from 148th Street to 153rd Street on Third Avenue and also included areas on Willis Avenue between 148th Street and 149th Street. Also included are areas on 149th Street and Westchester Avenue between Third and Bergen Avenues and Elton Avenue between Third Avenue and 180 feet north of a 153rd Street. The district is comprised of 47 properties and 107 businesses ranging from major chains to locally owned Mom & Pop establishments.
Board of Directors FY 2015
MARIO DE GIORGIO
MICHAEL B. ALLEN
NEW YORK CITY MAYOR
BILL DE BLASIO
MARIA DEL CARMEN ARROYO
BX BOROUGH PRESIDENT
RUBIN DIAZ, JR.
COM. BD#1 CHAIRMAN