What We Do


The South Broadway Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization established in 2001 by the local business community to enhance and promote this Yonkers Main Street as a regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The BID represents over 200 retailers, service businesses, restaurants and community institutions, and property owners along South Broadway and nearby adjacent streets. We partner with businesses, nonprofits, landlords and government to make South Broadway a vibrant and memorable place to eat, work, shop, live and play.

The purpose of the organization is to promote the economic development of the mile-long retail corridor that serves the southwest section of Yonkers and beyond. The organization is governed by a board of directors that includes property owners, merchants and public officials. The BID provides supplemental services such as security, street cleaning, marketing and promotion. The primary funding source for the BID’s operations and programs originates from a special assessment paid by commercial real estate owners whose properties are located within the district. In recent years we have been fortunate to have been granted Community Block Grant Funds from the City of Yonkers.

In addition, the BID is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of New York and is a certified by the IRS under section    501 c 3 of the IRS Code. Consequently, all donations and contributions to the organization are tax-deductible. The BID is registered as a charitable organization under the Charities Bureau, in the State of New York under the Office of Attorney General.

On-going programs and services of the BID include, but are not limited to the following:

– Daily Sidewalk and Curb Cleaning

– Neighborhood Beautification Efforts

– Marketing and Promotion

– Assistance to Small Business

– Safety and Security

– Façade and Capital Improvements
For further information on the South Broadway Business Improvement District, call 914-920-9743 or email us at staff@southbroadwaybid.org.