The East Brooklyn Business Improvement District is a 40 block area in East New York, Brooklyn that is bordered by Powell Street to the West, Atlantic Avenue to the North, Pennsylvania Avenue to the East, and Sutter Avenue to the South.
The EBBID is also one of East New York’s oldest industrial parks. The district includes 125 companies, which are categorized as follows: 35 percent manufacturing; 7 percent food product services; 7 percent commercial/industrial; 6 percent plumbing & supplies; 23 percent retail & apparel distribution; 16 percent auto parts/service; and 4 percent transportation.
The mission of the East Brooklyn Business Improvement District is to supplement the on-site management, security, structural improvement and general business services offered by the City of New York under the In-Place Industrial Park program.
As of August 2006, the IPIP program will be replaced by the Industrial Business Zone Program (IBZ), which will provide new business attraction and retention incentives for companies choosing to locate in East New York. In addition, the objectives of the EBBID are to enhance the business environment of the 40 block area and bolster local economic activity. The EBBID is constantly striving to make the area a safe, attractive, and vibrant place in which to live and do business.
The East Brooklyn Business Improvement District is managed by a Board of Directors which includes owners of businesses located in the EBBID and area tenants. The Board also includes city government officials and non-voting members. EBBID services are provided by the Local Development Corporation of East New York, which is contracted by the BID to provide these services.
The East Brooklyn Business Improvement District was incorporated in the State of New York in 1983 by property owners, business leaders and area residents working in collaboration with the City of New York. Originally conceived as an organization that would complement and expand the real estate assistance, security and structural improvement services provided to businesses under the NYC In-place Industrial Park Program, the EBBID’s mission is now more focused on providing core maintenance services. This focus has become possible due to the fact that, over the past decades, the East Brooklyn Industrial Park has become a safer, better managed, and more effective place to do businesses. Many of the previously vacant parcels of land and buildings have been purchased and have either been developed or are in the process of being developed for industrial use.
|Sherry Roberts||Executive Director|
|Bill Wilkins||EBBID Manager|
|Gene Moore||EBBID Advisor|
|Juan Carlos Soto||Bookkeeper|
|Kenya Turner||Administrative Assistant|
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Bill Wilkins, Manager
East Brooklyn Business Improvement District
80 Jamaica Ave., 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 385-6700 ext. 19
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