About the Meatpacking BID
The Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) is the not-for-profit business alliance of the area whose mission is to support the business community and to keep the area clean, safe and beautiful for locals and visitors alike. Founded by the Meatpacking Improvement Association (MPIA), which was formed in 2010 by a small group of neighborhood property owners and key businesses, to expand upon the good work of the MPIA.
The BID keeps the area clean, safe and beautiful through the expert work of our clean-team, landscapers and public safety officers. We manage and maintain the district’s public spaces in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation (most are currently, under construction), represent and promote the area’s business interests, produce events and manage a marketing and public relations campaign for the neighborhood.
The plaza redesign will aesthetically improve 9th Avenue and will infuse a new life into the area by encouraging people to not just browse and shop, but to stay, sit, eat and attend events in the heart of our neighborhood. While the plazas undergo construction, we will manage and program Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park, located on 10th Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets.
As our community continues to reinvent itself year-in and year-out, with anchor destinations like the High Line and The Whitney, we must ensure our public realm is just as inviting and engaging as our places of business and culture. The Meatpacking BID seeks to revitalize and reinvigorate right alongside all of the innovators that call the Meatpacking District home.
Public Events & Programming
All but one of the area’s eight area public plazas are currently under construction. The Chelsea Triangle, the plaza located on the north side of 14th Street and 9th Avenue is available for use through July 2016, for both for community programming and commercial events.
Additionally, we are programming Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park, the oval located on 10th Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets.
If you are interested in hosting an event in the Chelsea Triangle, please first contact SAPO and download the Meatpacking Plaza Guide. If you are interested in hosting an event in the Oval Park, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the BID at 212-633-0185. We can answer any questions you may have.