About the AABID

About Us

The purpose of a BID is to improve conditions for businesses in a specific area, attract and retain businesses, generate jobs and improve quality of life for those who use the district. A BID enables stakeholders to decide which services to provide in order to meet their district’s specific needs.

Our BID, known as the AABID, was signed into law in September 2011 after garnering overwhelming support from stakeholders, Community Boards 2 & 6, and various City Council committees and City agencies. Operations launched in April 2012 to meet our Mission & Vision.

Atlantic Avenue has a rich and interesting history as one of Brooklyn’s grandest boulevards. Please see this history guide created by the Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association. Some of the stores no longer exist but most of the content is still correct: AABA-Walking-Guide . The guide was created in 2000.

Our Mission & Vision

Representing over 300 businesses in Brooklyn’s vibrant Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill neighborhoods, the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (AABID) is dedicated to promoting the Avenue’s long-term economic development thereby creating a thriving boulevard that attracts both residents and visitors to its vast array of services, shops and dining, while preserving the Avenue’s rich history and diverse character.

To accomplish our mission, the AABID provides the following services to local businesses:

  • Marketing and promotion of the business boulevard
  • Capital improvements, streetscape and beautification projects aimed at creating a clean and attractive environment for living, shopping, dining and sightseeing
  • Advocacy programs and business services that improve economic conditions and support a high quality of life for local businesses and residents.

Please see the Atlantic Avenue BID By-Laws to learn more about how we operate.

Atlantic Avenue BID Board of Directors

Joining the board means you are committed to attending meetings and doing your part to better the community. The complete list of board members and their committee membership is available here. The expectations for members of our board can be viewed here.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Executive Director or Chair at 718-522-6100 or email us at info@atlanticavebid.org.

Atlantic Avenue BID Staff

  • Sara Nordmann – Executive Director
  • Ria Ferreria – Social Media & Events Coordinator
  • Melissa Duchan – Research Assistant
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