17th Annual Report
Kingsbridge District Management Association
Kingsbridge Business Improvement District
THE BID DOES FOR THE KINGSBRIDGE SHOPPING DISTRICT
Sanitation & Graffiti Removal:
We have 4 rotating workmen on our Sanitation crew;
Mamadou, Leon, Eddie and Ray. Each day they are sweeping the sidewalks and
emptying trash. Except major holidays, this goes on from morning until late
afternoon. They are our eyes for illegal vendors, merchants’ debris problems,
empty grocery carts, etc. The BID office provides a space for their equipment
and uniforms and a place to rest and eat. Graffiti is removed once a month and
more often if a merchant calls us about a major problem. Yearly the bricks around
all tree pits are power washed. SANITATION IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE AND IMPORTANT
PROGRAM THE BID UNDERTAKES.
After removing pebble cans which were very old and in disrepair, Jennifer did a
complete survey of all our trash cans and found new locations for some of them.
Our sanitation crew then moved several of them around to cover the shopping
district more evenly. The BID purchased 20 trash cans and with the other 48
provided by NYC Sanitation, the BID now has 68 trash cans. Each year the BID
has all trash cans power washed.
Each month we walk the district and submit a graffiti report. The BID can only remove
ground floor graffiti. More and more graffiti is now scratchitti on glass which
cannot be removed or repaired. Next year, due to budget cuts this monthly work
will only be done as needed.
inspect banners for needed repairs; stay in touch with NYPD regarding illegal
vendors; attend monthly meetings of Traffic & Transportation, Public Safety
at the 50th Precinct; yearly meetings with the NYPD and all Bronx BIDs; monitor
new City legislation; and update website information. Daily administration
includes vendor contracts, financials, data studies, requests to and from City
MTA has installed Bus Clocks at both More bike racks needed
W 231 and Broadway. Now the wait
doesn’t seem so long.
Having a great time with our Community Affairs
Officers and Deputy Inspector O’Toole of the 50th Precinct at the Annual Bronx
BIDs meeting with the NYPD.
We try to help with landlord problems. Many times this is a lease problem. The
BID now has information for any retailer on leasing. Stop by our office and
check out this resource. NYC is overhauling trash collection regulations. We will
keep everyone informed once there is a final decision by the City Council.
Developed and finished
a Security and Shoplifting survey. Gave out information to many retailers about
the new NCO program at the NYPD.
Owners: We reached out to those with empty stores to
discuss any problems and make suggestions.
Letters were sent to owners asking them to keep rents at a reasonable
rates to keep stores occupied. Encourage your landlord to participate in our
Board of Directors or you can serve for them.
Abandoned bike removed Land & Sea Problems
abandoned bikes; clean up of step streets; requested Way-Finding signage for Kingsbridge;
on-going request to move bus stop from Land & Sea south to Post Office
site; requested a traffic study for BJ’s; new signal light added on Broadway
for Broadway Plaza shopping center. Submitted requests for new trees in empty
pits or dead tree replacement. Requested multiple bike racks
We completed a new survey of all 128 trees and their condition in the BID. They
are provided by the Dept. of Forestry, but our landscaping company mulches and
weeds them. There are 28 tree guards, generously donated from local & state
government officials throughout the years. Five merchants have installed their
own guards. The biggest damage to trees comes from stores pouring liquid in the
pits, delivery bikes chained to trees and livery drivers trampling them. The
BID has planted 1500 bulbs in many of the tree pits which show up each spring.
Uptown Sports, Health N’ Nutrition Galaxy, Mi Bodeguita Deli, 231 Star Deli,
Stores: Golden Dream Furniture, Star Furniture, Kicks USA,
feelBeauty Wig & Hair Works, BuildNBox, Casa Blanca, Herba Life, Punto De Sabor Express, and Sugarboy
Sugarboy Bakery Build N Box Kicks USA
Thank You to ... Broadway Deals #1 for new signage and removing graffiti; Mr.
Footwear has exterior and interior renovations; the cutest new doorway at
Tremont Paint; new sidewalks at Lots for Less. Montefiore Medical
has doubled its space on Broadway.
All merchants receive annual calendars during the holiday season and new shopping
maps when available. When we are contacted by the local media, we always refer
them to specific retailers for exposure and suggest topics of concern. Check our
website: www.kingsbridgebidnyc.org for your listing information. Let us know of
With the help of the NYPD and the new NCO Program we are trying our best to
keep illegal vendors from Kingsbridge. It is very difficult as they return and
return. Some have left and others show up during holidays. PLEASE LET YOUR
CUSTOMERS KNOW THAT these vendors do not pay taxes, hire locally nor support
community events. You keep Kingsbridge vibrant not street vendors.
This project to decorate Broadway and W 231 will remain. It is so important to
retailers and shoppers that we present a festive look to Kingsbridge for the
holiday shopping season.
many years the BID has been working with DOT to increase lighting on Broadway
due to the darkness created by the subway. With the new LED lights installed
the BID has now made progress toward installing another light fixture over the SIDEWALKS on Broadway. This will
be an expensive project and may take several years.
to these retailers who have been in Kingsbridge over 50 years!!!!
COLUMBIA FLORIST; DALE
DINER; KEENAN’S BAR; LOESER’S KOSHER DELI; RIVERDALE
EYE CARE; RIVERDALE LIQUORS; ROBERT E. HILL REAL ESTATE; SAM’S PIZZA; STATE FARM INSURANCE; TREMONT
PAINT ; and WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME. Of course we cannot forget Church of the Mediator which has been
in the community since 1855!
All retailers & property owners are automatically members of the BID. But,
in order to vote for a Board member at the Annual Meeting, you must have signed
a membership card 5 days prior to the meeting.
Your Volunteer Board of
Directors: In order to provide all of these programs to the
District, a Board of Directors meets regularly to make sound fiscal and
programming decisions. They make sure all NYC regulations covering Business
Improvement Districts are followed. This includes yearly audits to safeguard
the BID funds, adequate insurance to protect the BID and monitoring of changing
conditions within the BID. Please consider serving on the Board of Directors.
President, Andrew R. Williams, Williams
Vice-President, Daniel Alvarez, Storage
Vice-President, Peter Blier, Martin
& Kenneth Realty
Secretary, Dr. Donald Spector, Cambridge
Treasurer, Robert M. Johnson, M.J.
Martin & Son Inc.
Land & Sea Restaurant
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
represented by Sean Dennihy-Bailey
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
represented by Victor Martinez
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz,
Rafael A. Roger
NYC Councilman Andrew Cohen
BID Staff: Jennifer Sproull and Katherine Broihier
Statement of Financial Position
Cash and cash equivalents 161,048 211,002
Cash and cash equivalents-Board
Designated 100,000 100,000
Expenses 5,060 2,797
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 266,108 313,799
Office furniture and equipment, net of
depreciation of $3,776 and
respectively 5,196 851
deposit 3,090 3,090
TOTAL ASSETS 274,394 317,740
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Accounts payable and accrued
expenses 23,204 26,238
Net assets without donor restrictions 151,190
Net assets without donor restrictions-
NET ASSETS 251,190 291,502
LIABILITIES AND NET
ASSETS 274,394 317,740
Statement of Activities and Changes
BID Assessments 329,000 329,000
Interest Income 377 278
program services 331,458
services, mngmnt & gen’l 38,231 36,980
TOTAL EXPENSES 369,689 343,771
IN NET ASSETS WITHOUT
RESTRICTIONS -40,312 -14,493
ASSETS WITHOUT DONOR
YEAR 291,502 305,995
ASSETS WITHOUT DONOR
OF YEAR 251,190
Operating Budget FY 18-19
PROGRAM TOTALS 198,475
& GEN’L EXPENSES
& Utilities 22,795
MANAGEMENT & GEN’L EXP TOTALS 129,907
TOTAL EXPENSES 328,382