Founded in 1992 as a non-profit business improvement district, the MetroTech Businss Improvement District (MTBID) works to further the revitalization of the 16-acre MetroTech Center, bounded by Jay Street, Johnson Street, Flatbush Avenue, and Myrtle Avenue. As a commercial and academic hub, MetroTech is home to major corporations like JP Morgan Chase, National Grid, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield; media and advertising companies like El Diario La Prensa and UniWorld Group; and academic institutions like Polytechnic Institute of NYU. In the fall of 2013, NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress will also begin classes.
At the heart of MetroTech is the Commons, a 3.5-acre open space that hosts events including concerts, health fairs, film screenings, and holiday celebrations.
Programs and Services:
MTBID initiatives include a robust public safety program, sanitation services, and marketing and promotional services throughout a 25-square block district to businesses, universities, residences, and government agencies. For a complete list of resources available through all the BIDs in Downtown Brooklyn, download a copy of our BID Services Brochure.
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, which oversees operations for the MetroTech BID, is working with local stakeholders to create a maintenance entity covering areas of the newly-established Brooklyn Cultural District. A steering committee of MetroTech BID Board Members and stakeholders from the Brooklyn Cultural District was established, and after lengthy discussions and community engagement, it was decided to expand the MetroTech BID by creating a “sub-district” encompassing the area from DeKalb Avenue to South Portland Place along Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues. This area includes several destinations including BAM, Theatre for a New Audience, Mark Morris, BRIC, and the Atlantic Terminal, Mall, and Center. In addition to these attractions the Brooklyn Cultural District will also see several new marquis public spaces come online in the next few years, including a completely renovated Fox Square and a new 16,000 sq ft plaza as part of the BAM South Site on the corner of Lafayette and Flatbush.
In order to maintain these areas, this “sub-district” will have its own budget and assessment roll but will become part of the MetroTech BID. The MetroTech Board of Directors approved to amend the MetroTech BID District Plan to allow for this proposed expansion. The steering committee which led the expansion effort will host a public hearing on November 19 from 5-6pm at the Learning Library Center at LIU Brooklyn, Room 124 (enter on DeKalb Avenue between Flatbush and Hudson).
If you have any question, please feel free to contact Andrew Kalish, Director of Cultural Development, at email@example.com
FY15 Board of Directors:
Ashley Cotton, Forest City Myrtle Associates. (Chair)
Nan Blackshear, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
John Bowen, 330 Jay Street Condominiums
Ron Cohen, Resident Board Member, Oro (Vice-Chair)
Dennis Dintino, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Ali Esmaeilzadeh, Forest City Flatbush Associates (Secretary)
Eoin Fitzgerald, Rabina Properties
Kenya Handy, Office of the NYC Comptroller
Rachel Harari, First New York Partners
Jeff Kay, Muss Development
Albert Laboz, United American Land
Steve Levin, Council Member NYC District 33
Gene Limia, JP Morgan Chase (Vice-Chair)
William Lukashok, Hill Country Hospitality
Winfrida Mbewe-Cehn, NYC Dept. of Small Business Services
Andrew Miller, Forest City Ratner Tech Associates
Al Pankin, US Auto School
Lori Pavese Mazor, Resident Board Member, 343 Gold Street
Rob Perris, Community Board #2
Martin Piazzola, Avalon Bay Communities, Inc.
Michael Rapfogel, Forest City Jay Street Associates
Gale Stevens Haynes, LIU Brooklyn
Victor Vora, Victor's Hallmark Shop
Terry Whalen, 625 Fulton Associates
Sheldon Wright, JP Morgan Chase
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 Laurie Cumbo
City Council Member Stephen Levin
Download our most recent annual report and financial statements below:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ryan Grew, MetroTech BID Services Manager.
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
1 MetroTech Center North, Suite 1003
Brooklyn, NY 11201