The Downtown/Waterfront Business Improvement District, Inc. of Yonkers, NY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created in 2002. The BID was formed to build working partnerships, encourage investment, and support initiatives for a healthier commercial district in the Yonkers Downtown. The public/private partnership between the BID and the City of Yonkers delivers supplemental services such as sanitation and maintenance, public safety and visitor services, marketing and promotional programs, capital improvements and beautification in downtown waterfront Yonkers. Additionally, the BID operates . The services provided by the Yonkers Downtown BID are supplemental to the services provided to the district by the City of Yonkers and its agencies.
The Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront Business Improvement District (Yonkers D/W BID) shall serve the special improvement district identified within its geographically specified bounds, the Yonkers business community and the City of Yonkers to formulate, promote and implement the economic revitalization and general welfare of the District and the City, promote and preserve the cultural, historic, tourist and civic interests of the District and the City; mobilize available public and private resources for these purposes; provide a mechanism by which service firms, retail establishments, property owners, employers, citizens, and others can cooperate to promote business opportunities, employment, consumer choices, shoppers’ facilities, and the general civic interests; and aid, work with, and participate in the activities of other organizations, individuals and public and private entities within and outside the City engaged in similar activities.