About DBP

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is a not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination.

Managing three Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) that cover Downtown Brooklyn – the MetroTech BID, Fulton Mall Improvement Association, and Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID – the Partnership’s diverse activities include attracting new businesses and improving the environment for existing companies, facilitating the construction of public spaces and streetscapes that promote an active and cohesive community, supporting and promoting Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural assets, and encouraging a sense of place and an engaged civic community.

Our Bids

  • Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID

    The Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn (CLS) Business Improvement District provides supplemental sanitation services, retail development services, and streetscape improvements that improve the business environment and quality of life for the neighborhood.

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  • Fulton Mall Improvement Association

    Incorporated in 1976, the Fulton Mall Improvement Association (FMIA) works to improve the economic vitality and quality of life around Brooklyn’s premier shopping district, which welcomes more than 100,000 visitors a day. We provide supplementary sanitation, public safety, economic retail development, business, and marketing services to the district

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  • Metrotech BID

    Founded in 1992 and expanded in 2016 to include the Brooklyn Cultural District and Atlantic Terminal and Mall, the MetroTech Business Improvement District works to ensure that the area is an inviting place to live, work, and visit.

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Our Services

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership manages three Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) that comprise Downtown Brooklyn. Our BIDs provide supplementary sanitation and public safety services, marketing support, placemaking events at our public plazas, and streetscape improvement and beautification.

  • Streetscape Improvements

    We coordinate with City government to ensure investment in, and maintenance of, street and infrastructure elements such as sidewalks, lighting, wayfinding, public plazas, parkland, and bike lanes. DBP also provides and maintains beautiful street furniture, umbrellas, Tivoli lighting, and district-wide holiday lights.

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  • Beautification + Landscaping

    DBP’s “Clean Team” maintains over one million square feet of public space, including landscaped areas in medians, sidewalk tree pits, street planters, and plaza planting beds annually.

  • Events

    Downtown Brooklyn’s public plazas are among the most vibrant in the city. We host scores of free events, including our Downtown Brooklyn Presents series of fitness classes, ping pong tournaments, live music, dance, movies, and holiday festivities, as well as the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival (DBAF). These events attract shoppers, engage the burgeoning residential population, and provide a means for businesses to promote themselves further through sponsorships.

    Our Make It in Brooklyn event series includes pitch contests, meetups, panels, and talks that support local entrepreneurs and develop a networked innovation ecosystem.

    See upcoming events!

  • Public Safety

    Uniformed security officers patrol the neighborhood and staff outdoor events, providing a visible presence throughout Downtown Brooklyn and assistance to thousands of daily shoppers, workers, students, and residents.

    Please report any concerns to our Public Safety Office at 718-797-5996 or publicsafety@downtownbrooklyn.com

    In an emergency, always call 911.

  • Marketing

    Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s marketing channels offer ample opportunity to local businesses for promotion and community engagement. Our popular website lists 500+ area businesses and organizations, and showcases events happening in Downtown Brooklyn. In addition to our website, we spread the word about local businesses via our digital platforms – our newsletters and social media engage thousands each month.

  • Sanitation

    In an effort to keep Downtown Brooklyn the cleanest neighborhood in the city, we provide year-round supplemental sanitation services, including sweeping, graffiti removal, and pressure washing. And with the installation of over 150 Big Belly solar-powered trash and recycling receptacles, we are diverting up to 20% of collected trash away from landfills.

  • Real Estate

    We track local real estate developments, news, and trends, and work to attract new commercial tenants to the area. As champions of Downtown Brooklyn, our team stays up-to-date on all housing and commercial space, pipeline developments, and business incentives in order to promote Downtown Brooklyn to all potential residents and businesses.

  • Snow Removal

    We provide supplemental snow removal services to key commercial corridors in the district to help ensure the public’s safety and keep our retail thriving. This includes more than 500 curbs, corners, and crossing areas cleared.