If we remember correctly, there was an OPINION article in the home reporter that said the 5th ave BID $300,000 grant was to be used for web sites etc… We remember the 5th ave BID was moving into a bigger office! We remember Bob Howe saying the free web sites will make you compete with Amazon
Now an article states that the $300,000 grant is to be used to STUDY the ave than maybe have money left over for other items?
The opinion article in the homereporter was another incorrect opinion and another mistake from mr howe – a BID does not produce anything for FREE. A BID is a self serving TAX.
The funds could be spent on merchant engagement programs, street enhancements or other special programs. But while the study pertained to all of Bay Ridge, the second part of the grant will deal strictly with Fifth Avenue.