About the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID
Founded in January of 2009, the Park Slope 5th Avenue Business Improvement District represents a dynamic commercial and residential corridor whose borders stretch from Dean and 18th Street in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Launched by the Fifth Avenue Merchants Association and local property owners, the BID’s principal aim lies in promoting and maintaining this bustling commercial avenue—with a special emphasis on sanitation services, economic development programs, business assistance initiatives and community events. The 5th Avenue business improvement district is the third formed in Community Board 6 and is among the nearly 60 City BIDs under contract with the New York City Department of Small Business Services
Like other Business Improvement Districts in the City of New York, the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID represents a formal organization made up of property owners and commercial tenants who are dedicated to promoting business development and improving the area's quality of life. We deliver supplemental services such as sanitation and maintenance, public safety and visitor services, marketing and promotional programs, capital improvements, and beautification for the area - all funded by a special assessment paid by property owners within the district.
Park Slope 5th Avenue BID’s operations are managed by a Board of Directors made up of property owners, commercial and residential tenants in the district and is funded through special assessments collected from commercial property owners located within its defined geographic area. The BID is run by Executive Director Mark Caserta, alongside a small, dedicated team of consultants and volunteers who help out with events and its local blog, AllAboutFifth.blogspot.com