About the Meatpacking BID
The Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit business alliance, whose mission is to support the business community and to keep the area clean, safe and beautiful. Founded through the Meatpacking Improvement Association, which was formed in 2010 by a select group of neighborhood property owners and key businesses, along with the Meatpacking District Initiative (MPDI), the local merchants association, the BID seeks to continue the good work of the MPIA.
The MPIA was created with the intention of partnering with the NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) to redesign, manage and maintain the public spaces of our neighborhood, while continuing to represent and promote the area’s business interests, produce events and manage a marketing and public relations campaign for the neighborhood. In addition, we bring added value to the community by incorporating a member-to-member discount program, area newsletter and other opportunities within the district.
The plaza redesign has aesthetically improved the district and has infused 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.
As our community continues to reinvent itself with anchor destinations like the High Line and The Whitney, we must ensure our public spaces are 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.
We serves as a collective voice and an advocate for area businesses regarding change in the neighborhood, as well as a liaison, leveraging our relationships with local elected officials, governmental agencies and other community groups. The Meatpacking BID will continue to connect businesses to other businesses and to visitors while rehabilitating the public plazas of this neighborhood.
Public Events & Programming
The Ninth Avenue Plazas were redesigned in 2010 for improved public usage, and the Meatpacking BID encourages and supports community interaction and utilization of the spaces.
These plazas are programmed with events and activities; Public and community events by the MPIA, commercial events through the Mayor’s Office of Street Activity Permits (SAPO) and film and TV shoots by the Mayors Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. Through a partnership with the city, the BID maintains and manages these spaces year-round on behalf of NYC DOT running a sanitation and beautification program. As the community partner of the NYC DOT, we facilitate programming for use by the public for cultural and community activities throughout the year. The provision and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited within the public plazas.
If you are interested in hosting an event in one of the area’s public spaces, please contact SAPO and download the Meatpacking Plaza Guide, or call the BID at 212.633.0185. We can answer any questions you may have and put you in touch with the appropriate people to speak with at SAPO