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The BID

Making Dumbo shine since 2006.

HI there!

We’re the DUMBO Improvement District – the team that brings you public art, free WiFi, Archway events, the DOE Fund, #DUMBOVIP and, yes, this website. We water the plants, clean the streets and work with all sorts of community members – from small businesses to tech giants, residents to property owners, the Park to DOT, and many many more – all to keep up that special DUMBO shine.

If you’re a business in the neighborhood, you are already a member! We’re here for you as a resource, whether you’re looking for information on how to expand your business or looking for space to expand into, we can help. Need a space to host an event? Get in touch! Questions about neighborhood improvements? We’re on it!

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2006 to enhance the neighborhood and we work to amplify DUMBO’s creative and innovative vibe. Think of us as a hyper-local-chamber-of-commerce meets neighborhood-cheerleader meets Leslie Knope.

Think of us as a hyper-local-chamber-of-commerce meets neighborhood-cheerleader meets Leslie Knope.

What is a BID?

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a public/private partnership in which property and business owners elect to make a collective contribution to the maintenance, development and promotion of their commercial district. Funds to pay for BID programs and services are generated from a special assessment paid by the commercial property owners. New York City is home to seventy-two Business Improvement Districts managed by the NYC Department of Small Business Services. NYCs BIDS annually invest over $100 million worth of programs in services that revitalize neighborhoods and catalyze economic development.

There are 75 of us–BIDs, that is–in New York City.

DUMBO by the #s in 2018:

  • Lbs of coffee roasted at 25 Jay St: 800,000
  • Pizza pies consumed: 387,775
  • Brides photographed: 16,484
  • Happy riders of Jane’s Carousel: 400,000
  • #DUMBODrop elephants adopted: 1,309

The bid is so intrinsic to supporting the existing community and bringing everyone together.

Jiffy Luen and Mike Wasilewski, Founders, Frank Collective

BID Services

We clean the streets, wire the WiFi, call the authorities, and do it all with a smile.

BID Projects

Making cool stuff happen in Dumbo

Once a year we gather for a deep dive into this fantastic community.

It's the Dumbo BID Annual Meeting

It was a very good year in DUMBO.

Read all about it in the Dumbo BID Annual Report

Intern with the BID

Want to have your finger on the pulse of one of Brooklyn’s most exciting neighborhoods? Join our team! The DUMBO Improvement District hires interns to assist with the development, planning, production, promotion and documentation of a wide range of community events, including gallery walks, food festivals, public art installations, city planning initiatives. If you’re an urbanist with an entrepreneurial spirit and a creative spark, this is the perfect hands-on learning opportunity!

Get the details here.