Fifteen years ago, Fashion District property owners came together to form the non-profit Fashion Center District Management Association, Inc., better known as the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (or Fashion Center BID). Its mission was to promote the positive development of Midtown Manhattan’s Fashion District and, looking back from today, it is easy to see that the mission, though ongoing, has been a success.
Today, it is hard to recognize this district for the same one from that time. Sanitation and Public Safety are still the backbone of our operations, as they are for any BID. But we also have extensive information services, tourism and promotion programs and economic development initiatives that have been retooled over the years to better serve all our tenants, new and old. And our streetscape improvement projects have made a once inhospitable neighborhood more appealing to everyone.
The FCBID remains committed to keeping the district clean and safe, to offering programs that foster a healthy mix of tenants, to creating a physical environment that adds value to our properties, and to making sure that everyone knows the Fashion District is one of the best locations and hottest deals in town!