The Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn Business Improvement District (CLS BID) began operations in October 2007 and serves nearly 200 properties in Downtown Brooklyn. The district roughly contains Schermerhorn and Livingston Streets, stretching from Flatbush Avenue to Court Street and Court Street stretching from Atlantic Avenue to Joralemon Street.
Programs and Services:
The CLS BID provides supplemental sanitation services, retail development services, streetscape improvements, and advocacy efforts in order to improve the business environment and quality of life for its constituents. For a complete list of resources available through all the BIDs in Downtown Brooklyn, download a copy of our BID Services Brochure.
FY14 Board of Directors:
Paula Ingram, Ingram & Hebron Realty (Chair)
Penda Aiken, Penda Aiken, Inc. (Vice-Chair)
Jamie Anthony, Lonicera Partners
Erik Antokal, NYC Department of Small Business Services
Jordan Barowitz, Residential Member - 75 Livingston Street
Nan Blackshear, Office of the Borough President
Samy Brahimy, IBEC Building Corp.
Javier Egipciaco, Hersha Hospitality
William Flounoy, Community Board #2
Abby Hamlin, Hamlin Ventures
Charlene Heyliger, Gourd Chips
Justin Hohn, Con Edison
Shegun Holder, Jamestown Properties
Craig Holliday, Brooklyn Tabernacle (Treasurer)
Albert Laboz, United American Land
Josh Levin, Office of the NYC Comptroller
David Lombino, Two Trees (Vice-Chair)
Jon McMillan, TF Cornerstone
Steve Mirones, Arimed
Matt O'Jala, Office of NYC Council Member, 33rd District
Tom Onorato, Forest City Ratner
Frances Schor, Treeline Co.
Nancy Sher, Residential Member - 125 Court Street
Lisa Smith, Brooklyn Law School
Victor Vora, Greyhound (Secretary)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Representative: NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer)
Comptroller Scott Stringer
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
City Council Member Stephen Levin
Download our most recent annual report and financial statements below:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bethany Bowyer, CLS BID Services Manager.
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Brooklyn, NY 11201