What is a BID?

The Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District (BID) is among the more than 70 BIDs that serve 85,000 businesses and invests $134 million annually in New York City neighborhoods.

A business improvement district (BID) is a public-private partnership to stimulate economic development and improve the overall quality of life for merchants, residents, and patrons within a defined boundary.

Property owners and businesses pay an additional tax or fee to the City of New York to fund supplemental services such as marketing, street cleaning, public safety, and beautification of their commercial district. The BID, which operates under The Department of Small Business Services (SBS), provides these services in addition to those already provided by the municipality.  

Our Mission

The Bed-Stuy Gateway BID, located in central Brooklyn, is one of Brooklyn’s most prominent commercial and cultural focal points. We represent a growing, eclectic community of entrepreneurs, nonprofit and arts organizations, families, artists, advocates who are proud to call Bedford-Stuyvesant – home. Since 2009, we have partnered with our neighbors and stakeholders to enrich our community through economic development while promoting our cultural diversity..

Through our wide array of programs and services, Bedford-Stuyvesant is thriving and has become a popular destination for all things Brooklyn.

Our History

For nearly 30 years property owners, merchants and residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, sought to form an organization specifically dedicated to address threats to business vitality and to build on local assets throughout Central Brooklyn’s primary commercial corridor.

Shaped by the passion and strength of the Fulton/Nostrand United Merchants Association, the technical assistance of Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, and partnerships with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the NYC Department of Small Business Services, “Fulton FIRST” was formed — a local economic development initiative focused on the retail revitalization of Fulton Street.  The years that followed consisted of strategic planning and community organizing for the purpose of forming the Gateway.

On March 30, 2009 Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed legislation establishing the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District as the City’s 64th BID.


As a BID member, you will gain access to powerful tools and incredible opportunities that will support your success as a resident, business or property owner. In order to be eligible, you must be located within our boundaries – Fulton Street between Troy Avenue to Classon Avenue or Nostrand Avenue between Halsey Street and Atlantic Avenue. Please complete and submit the registration form by mail, fax, or email.

We are Here!
1368 Fulton Street 3rd Floor

Board of Directors

  • Joyce Turner   Chairperson
  • Colvin Grannum   First Vice Chair
  • Noah Katz   Treasurer
  • Marcia Melendez   First Vice Chair
  • Hardy Joe Long   Chairperson Emeritus
  • Stephanie Faulkner   Secretary
  • Dale Charles   Alternate for Deb Howard
  • Dynishal Gross   Alternate for Stefani Zinerman
  • Mahadya Mary
  • Michael Amirkhanian
  • Idris Braithwaite
  • Henry Butler
  • Richard Flateau
  • Deborah Howard
  • Ashkanazi Joseph
  • John Chell
  • Dannette Sullivan Hyatt
  • Meredith Marshall
  • Bernice McRae
  • Candice Julien
  • Wendy Peters
  • Murugan Naidu
  • Handy Kenya
  • Nelson Stoute
  • Daphne Surpris
  • Stefani Zinerman
  • Rosemary Lowery


  • Medina Sadiq   Executive Director
  • Bernadette Mitchell   Community Liaison & Administrative Asst

  • Anthony Saunders   Director, Environmental Control

  • Anthony Saunders   Director, Public Safety

  • Blue Mountain


  • Audit: FY 2013 Financial Statement
  • Audit: FY 2013 Financial Statement

We work in collaboration with amazing, business savvy organizations.