The LIC Business Improvement District is managed by LIC Partnership and supports businesses, property owners, visitors and residents in the primary commercial hub of LIC.
About the LIC BID
Created in 2005, the Long Island City BID (LIC BID) encompasses the primary commercial corridors in LIC along Queens Plaza and Jackson Avenue. Managed by the Long Island City Partnership, the BID provides supplementary sanitation and visitor services within the District, and carries out community development and marketing initiatives that benefit the greater neighborhood.
The LIC BID encompasses all properties along Queens Plaza North and Queens Plaza South from 21st Street to Jackson Avenue/Northern Boulevard, and along Jackson Avenue from Queens Plaza South to 45th Avenue/Thomson Avenue.
What is a BID?
A Business Improvement District (BID) is a formal organization made up of property owners and commercial tenants within a defined boundary, dedicated to promoting business development and improving an area’s quality of life. A special assessment paid by property owners within the district provides funding for a BID’s services. These services often include supplemental sanitation and maintenance, public safety, marketing and promotional programs, visitor services, capital improvements, and beautification.
New York City is home to the nation’s largest, most comprehensive network of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the country. The City’s BIDs annually contribute over $100 million worth of services to more than 70,000 businesses in neighborhoods across the five boroughs.