Why should we expand?
The BID’s current boundaries are in dark grey on the map and the proposed expansion area is in blue. As you can see, the dark grey area left out part of our neighborhood. We are proposing to expand the boundaries of the BID to include areas of the Hudson Square neighborhood that were not included in the original district boundaries. Expanding the BID boundaries will knit together the entire neighborhood, include a broader area for services, and allow us to promote a clear neighborhood identity. Expanding the boundaries of the BID is a reflection of what we already know – the issues our neighborhood faces don’t end just because the physical boundaries do. As a mixed use neighborhood, Hudson Square’s needs are growing and changing all the time – just like our city.
The City has recently agreed to changing the zoning several times in recent years, allowing more and more people to live here. We’re excited for this, since we all know any authentic New York City neighborhood is a 24/7 neighborhood. But with more people living and working here, the need for neighborhood wide improvements – greening, seating, lighting, pedestrian safety – is growing too.
With all of the changes going on in New York City, the Hudson Square BID continues to keep our promise to make Hudson Square a place for residents old and new, and for the 70,000 people who come here to work, study, and visit every day. There have been a lot of changes in the area, and there are many more to come. We want to grow with our neighborhood, so the services that we provide for you can grow and continue to work with the community to address the neighborhood’s needs, while also preserving the nature and feel of this special slice of New York.
We’re here to help make sure that the people who live, work, and visit Hudson Square come first. Whether it’s managing traffic, access to the waterfront, or promoting your business, the Hudson Square Connection is there to help you.