Thursday, March 28, 2013

FAQ of the Day:
What's a BID and Why is the HRP BID Called a NID?

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a public/private partnership in which property and business owners elect to make a collective contribution to the maintenance, development, and promotion of their commercial district.

As a public park rather than a business or commercial district, HRP NID does not meet the traditional definition of a BID.  In order to adapt the City’s BID law to meet the fiscal needs of Hudson River Park, FOHRP believed it would be more palatable to stakeholders to call it a Neighborhood Improvement District.  It will be the first and only Neighborhood Improvement District in the City.

Please note that by calling it a NID, the proponents of the NID may have hoped to distance
themselves from the more apt, but recently defeated “Park Improvement District” (PID) proposals for the High Line and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Welcome Everyone!

If you're not sure what the proposed Hudson River Park Neighborhood Improvement District is, the best place to start is with the "About the NID" tab, our FAQ and even the official NID Steering Committee site.

If you're ready to help fight the NID, see the "How to Help" tab for some easy ways. If you're REALLY ready to help, email us at and we'll go from there. The next big step will be collecting signatures on our petition, both online and physically.

We have lots of materials on our "FAQ and Resources" tab to help you spread the word. Feel free to download and distribute them.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Draft HRP NID Plan Posted

The draft District Plan has been published on the HRP NID main site. Here's the direct link:

For those that don't have time to read the whole thing, the important NID details start on page 29.