The Fashion Center Business Improvement District is part of a network of 62 business improvement districts in New York City that provide clean and safe services, in addition to a wealth of marketing and promotional programs, to pre-determined geographic areas. The boundaries of the Fashion Center BID extend (roughly) from 35th Street to 41st Street between Fifth Avenue to Ninth Avenues. View our District Map for a more detailed look.
The primary mission of the Fashion Center is to sustain and improve upon the vibrancy and vitality of Midtown Manhattan’s Fashion District by promoting the area as a strategic business location for fashion and non-fashion related business alike. Find out more about the mission of our organization.
A group of Fashion District property owners came together in 1993 to form the not-for-profit Fashion Center District Management Association, Inc., better known as the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (or Fashion Center BID), with the goal of promoting the positive development of Midtown Manhattan’s Fashion District. Since then, the District has changed dramatically and the BID has met a number of milestones and achievements. Find out more about the history of the Fashion Center BID.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board of Directors is composed of commercial and non-profit property owners, civic leaders, government officials, and tenants with a commitment to the District. Meet our board of directors.
Barbara Blair Randall has led the Fashion Center Business Improvement District as its Executive Director since 1995. Read her biography and meet the rest of the Fashion Center staff.
WHAT IS A BID?
The Fashion Center BID is one of thousands of business improvement districts across the world. And while each BID is unique in size, scale and services, there are attributes that nearly all BIDs share. Find out more about business improvement districts.