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No Dibs on BIDS For Staten Island

Merchants in Chinatown, NoHo and downtown Brooklyn are forming business improvement districts to help attract customers, raise property values and brighten their neighborhood’s economic future.

But Staten Island is practically a BID no man’s land, with only one of the city’s 64 such districts, Forest Avenue. And three recent attempts—on New Dorp Lane, on Bay Street, and in Great Kills — foundered, frustrating local businesses and community leaders.

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