Thursday, June 20, 2013

From the Commercial Observer: The BID That Wasn’t: Barclays-Area Effort Dissolves, For Now

My story in the Commercial Observer, The BID That Wasn’t: Barclays-Area Effort Dissolves, For Now:
To some, it seemed like a good idea, an effort to take responsibility for the effects of Brooklyn’s biggest audience magnet. To others, it looked like overreach.
Now, plans for a business improvement district (BID) for a zone around the Barclays Center, the Atlantic Center and Atlantic Terminal malls, and Brooklyn Academy of Music cultural district have been aborted without public discussion.
The reason? Organizers couldn’t figure how to spread the burden fairly on property owners, according to a letter sent yesterday to the BID steering committee and later passed on to this reporter.
For more, see the article...

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