Exactly what is a BID? "BID" is an acronym for Business Improvement District. It is a special taxation district; an added tax on properties located within that district.
The first BID in New York State, then called a Special Assessment District, was established in Syracuse in 1975. Albany presently has three BIDs: the Downtown Albany BID, the Central Avenue BID and the Lark Street BID.
The Lark Street Neighborhood District Management Association, also know as the Lark Street Business Improvement District, a not-for-profit corporation, was incorporated in 1996 as a coalition of over 180 property owners united in their commitment to enhance the quality of life in the Lark Street Neighborhood. Since its inception the organization has worked to improve and promote the Lark Street Neighborhood through a variety of programs and services.
At the Lark Street BID we work to cultivate the creative energy and edge that makes Lark Street a premiere destination for entertainment, culture and urban life in the CapitalRegion.
Are you looking for copies of our logos to use? Find them here: Lark Street BID Logos 2011