Bloomfield Avenue/Lower Broadway BID  Launches Banner Art Program to Promote Pedestrian Safety

Bloomfield Avenue/Lower Broadway BID Launches Banner Art Program to Promote Pedestrian Safety

Newark, NJ - The Bloomfield Avenue/Lower Broadway Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce the launch of a new light pole banner art program that aims to raise awareness and encourage safe behaviors to increase safety among pedestrians and increase walkability along the Bloomfield Avenue/Lower Broadway corridor. Funded by a $5,000 grant from Prudential, the public art program features colorful and creative banners designed by Newark-based artists that display messages...
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Essex County and North Ward BID  Partner on Sustainability

Essex County and North Ward BID Partner on Sustainability

Newark, NJ - In the heart of Newark’s North Ward, a new partnership is blossoming between the Bloomfield Avenue/Lower Broadway Business Improvement District (BID) and Essex County aimed at transforming the commercial corridor into a greener, more vibrant place to live and work.  The new project, which was spearheaded by State Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz, centers around increasing Newark’s tree canopy and breathing new life into the bustling district....
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Residents Receive “Golden Broom Award”

Residents Receive “Golden Broom Award”

Residential stakeholders that live in and around our commercial corridors have a tremendous impact on the level of cleanliness and beautification that we see in the community. This past spring State Senator M. Teresa Ruiz and North Ward Councilman, Anibal Ramos Jr. saw the value in highlighting the important acts of neighborhood stewardship that are demonstrated each day by many stakeholders throughout the North Ward. In April, May, and June, residents...
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Business Improvement Districts get places “Investment ready”

Business Improvement Districts get places “Investment ready”

By Chris Bernardo, President Commercial District Services LLC Delivering value and having an impact with limited resources is always a challenge. BIDs are often presented with issues similar to the municipalities in which they operate. The problem can often be traced to the imbalance created between the funds needed to provide meaningful impact and the assessment revenue generated to create the budget. The value proposition of a BID for real estate...
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Public Safety Investment Paying Off for North Ward BIDs

Public Safety Investment Paying Off for North Ward BIDs

Several arrests in recent months that have taken guns and drugs off the streets in two commercial corridors in Newark’s North Ward are the direct result of supplemental policing funded through the two Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). “Our focus from day one has been the improvement of quality-of-life on the street for business owners and potential investors,” said P.J. Calello, Board President for the Bloomfield Avenue/Lower Broadway Alliance. “We’ve made public...
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