BID Overview

The Third Avenue Business Improvement District, promotes the growth, vitality and visibility of the Bronx’s most trafficked commercial corridor. The organization is the Bronx’s oldest BID and serves over 200,000 individuals daily. Our mission is to keep one of NYC’s most trafficked shopping districts clean, safe, and attractive to businesses, workers, community residents, and visitors. Our programs include economic development and retail services, sanitation and security departments that augment the city’s own services, streetscape improvements, horticulture installations, event planning, and Visitor Services.

Founded in 1988 by local, visionary property owners, businesses and not-for-profit institutions, the Third Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that improves the quality of life along Third Avenue, the Bronx’s busiest commercial corridor. As a steward of the neighborhood, the BID makes sure curbs and sidewalks are clean and safe, public spaces are maintained, and that fun-and-free marketing events put Third Avenue in the spotlight.

The Third Avenue BID is a public-private partnership governed by a Board of Directors and derives its revenue from an annual assessment on all real property located within the boundaries of the BID. Members of the BID include property owners, businesses, hotels, restaurants, retailers, cultural and non-profit institutions, public officials and residents.



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 50 properties and over 200 businesses ranging from major chains to locally owned establishments.