After spending over $5 Million the avenue is dirty and the cheap BID signs are small and barely visible. Money well spent? Do we want to follow their example? A sad graveyard of it’s former self.
Walking down 5th ave today I was taken aback by its decay and 3rd world feel. Myself and a friend commented simultaneously how dirty and unsafe we felt.
Homeless, bottle collectors, the garbage combined with the gloomy and dirty looking stores was a realization of the failed BID and the govt’s policies in general.
The kicker was the BID cleaner sweeping the street whilst a Sanitation agent tickets a building for garbage! – As I stated before, we are STILL responsible for the fines and a BID is incapable of stopping them from being issued. This owner now has 2 fines – the BID and the ticket.
GREAT JOB 5th ave BID!
The Failed 5th ave bid – Ask yourself – is 5th ave BETTER after spending over $3 Million dollars of our money?
The key to success.
A BID is supposed to make a community more vibrant and businesses more successful – how? no one can answer that as they steal your money for its existence. Yet – successful businesses already have the knowledge and tools required to be successful without the BID – the trick here is they WANT to be successful.
5th ave successful businesses – compare and contrast the blocks and other businesses against these – the difference is clear and the proof is for anyone willing to “see”
A BID no matter where initiated has NEVER trained the people to be better – it only costs them money.