Another $3,000,000 waste of money! The BID was created to help the businesses in the community – hence, after spending over $3 million dollars, they need an additional $3,000,000 in tax payers money top do what? “We’re thrilled!” BID Executive Director Amanda Zenteno told this newspaper shortly after the grants were announced. Basil Capetanakis, a member of the BID’s board of directors, said the board is pleased to win backing from the city. “Of course, we’re all excited. It’s a great thing,” he said. The BID will receive $100,000 a year for up to three years The Avenue NYC grant money will be used to fund two separate programs, according…
$19 Verrazano, $15 congestion pricing, Mansion Tax, 5cent bags – more and more is being extracted from out pockets. Tell us specifically what will we get by paying MORE for a BID? This is another tax on us – plain and simple. Fancy lights does not bring us more sales. If the promoters cannot tell us exactly what we will get for this extra money they want to extort from us, than they cannot allow a BID to be formed. Say no to the 3rd Ave BID – put your money into advertising.