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WHAT IS A BID?
BID stands for Business Improvement District, a local non-profit group created to improve a commercial district, in which property owners and businesses agree to assess themselves a marginal additional amount to provide extra services in order to improve the local business climate. The BID’s services do not replace city services; only add to them. By law, the city cannot reduce existing services in BID areas.  Property owners and businesses within the BID themselves decide which services to provide. The BID is a non-profit corporation and its Board of Directors is made up of local property owners, merchants, residents, and elected official representatives. Like any other corporation, it produces an annual report, holds an annual meeting, adopts an annual budget and is audited annually.


WHAT DOES THE FORDHAM ROAD BID DO?
The Fordham Road BID focuses on sanitation, marketing and promotions and capital improvement projects for the Fordham Road area. Our sanitation services include the following: street cleaning/snow removal services seven days a week, graffiti removal for street furniture, and various community beautification projects, including tree plantings, banner installation and annual holiday lighting. Business marketing and promotions currently include production and distribution of area map and guides, programs and events (such as a discounts and newspaper advertisements) and conducting frequent outreach to the press to generate editorial coverage of the neighborhood.


WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT SHOPPING ON FORDHAM ROAD?
Fordham Road has over 300 specialty shops and chains to choose from that offer all of the following: Clothing, jewelry, shoes, electronics, discount outlets, cell phones, games & accessories, and many fast food restaurants. Fordham Road is a one stop shopping "outdoor mall experience" and is one of the highest foot traffic shopping districts in New York City!


IS FORDHAM ROAD ACCESSIBLE?
Yes. Whether you drive or take the train, Fordham Road is a major transportation hub.

COME OUT, SHOP & SAVE ON FORDHAM ROAD, the premier shopping district in the Bronx.

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CONTACT INFORMATION
THE BID OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
2488 Grand Concourse, Room 413
Bronx, NY 10458
General Phone: (718) 562-2104
BID Hotline: (718) 562-1269
Fax: (718) 562-6225
General email

BID STAFF:

Executive Director:
Wilma M. Alonso 
Email Wilma M. Alonso

Deputy Director:
Daniel J. Bernstein  
Email Daniel J.

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DIRECTIONS TO THE FORDHAM ROAD BID SHOPPING DISTRICT
Fordham Road is a major transportation hub, accessible by public tranportation or by car.

Subway: 
D train to Fordham Road - click
here for MTA webpage. 
4 train to Fordham Road - click here for MTA webpage.

Metro-North Railroad:
Fordham Station - click
here for Metro-North webpage.

Bus:
Bus lines 1, 2, 4A, 4B, 9, 12, 17, 22, 32, 34, 41, 55, 60, and 61 all reach the Fordham Road Shopping District.  The BX12 runs through the entire length of the shopping area. Click
here to see a map of Bronx bus routes.

Parking locations around Fordham Road:

- Provo Parking LLC: 2468 Tiebout Avenue (718) 362-2766
- Municipal Garage: 2478 Jerome Avenue (corner of Jerome and 190th St.) (718) 786-6621 
- Gem Parking Corporation: 268 East 188th St. (212) 753-6116
- Valentine Parking LLC: 250 East 187th St. (718) 365-2480
- LAZ Parking.: One Fordham Plaza (718) 365-2900

For a map of parking locations see the Fordham Road Shopper's Directory here.

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FORDHAM ROAD BID FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Click here for a copy of the BID's most recent audit report.

The Fordham Road BID Finance Committee, which was designated by the Board of Directors, meets quarterly to review, plan and oversee the activities and expenses of the BID.  The NYC Department of Small Business Services sets standards for our procurement and fiscal management procedures.  If you would like any additional information on our procurement policies and and existing contracts, please feel free to contact the BID office.

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CURRENT BID BOARD OF DIRECTORS  as of (July 1, 2013)
 

Officers

David Rose, Chairperson (Automotive Realty) CLASS A

Garl Robinson, Treasurer (PC Richard & Son) CLASS B

Joseph Muriana, Secretary (Fordham University) CLASS A

Donald Simon, Vice-Secretary (Monroe College) CLASS A

Members

CLASS A: Property Owners

Michael Alvarez, Bronx Library Center

Frank Bagatta, Selga Realty

Frank De Leonardis, 2477-2487 Webster Avenue

Michael Hirschhorn, Jenel Management Corp.

Alan Jemal, Jem Realty Management

Samuel Jemal, Fordham Associates, LLP

Silvio Martinez, Citibank

Jason Mizrahi, Original Product Corp.

CLASS B: Commercial Tenants


Greg Gonzalez, GG Express Parking, LLC

Marzie Jafari, CUNY on the Concourse


CLASS C: Residents

Emily Wilant, Fordham University


Class D: Government / Elected Officials & Representatives

Michael Melamed, NYC Department of Small Business Services

Madeline Marquez, Bronx Borough President's Office

NYC Councilman Ricthie Torres' Office

Jason Laidle, NYC Comptroller's Office



Class E: Non-Voting Community Members

Xavier Rodriguez, Community Board 5

Ivine Galarza, Community Board 6

District Manager, Community Board 7