What We Do

The LES BID’s core suite of services include:

  • Supplemental sanitation - graffiti removal
  • Beautification and landscaping
  • Business and neighborhood marketing & PR
  • Promotional publications and advertising initiatives
  • Original event production and execution
  • Up to two hours of free parking
  • BID member grants
  • Free neighborhood walking tours

All of these efforts are designed to support local merchants, therefore improving quality of life for residents throughout the district. The LES BID also partners with many locally based community organizations and cultural institutions to increase exposure and drive foot traffic to both our merchants and cultural and community facilities that act as anchor institutions for our neighborhood. In addition, the LES BID provides merchant support services, which include direct financial assistance that is made possible through a series of grant programs. Furthermore, the LES BID acts as a liaison, providing general assistance and direct support with permitting and other matters relating to City agencies for the Lower East Side’s small merchant community.