On March 19th, Council Member Julissa Ferreras announced the New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue, a seven-point plan designed to revitalize one of the busiest corridors in New York City. Within the scope of the seven-point plan, Ferreras described the 7 improvements under the 7 train, which will focus on the following areas:
- Increased Sanitation Services
- New Lighting & Painting
- Better Business Environment
- Community-Focused Public Safety
- Updated Zoning
- Car-Free Corona Plaza
- Roosevelt Avenue Task Force
As part of this plan, Council Member Ferreras and the 82nd Street Partnership are proud to announce the proposed expansion of the BID along Roosevelt Avenue, from 82nd Street to 114th Street. Under the combined leadership of the Council Member and the Steering Committee, the 82nd Street Partnership will form an all-encompassing Jackson Heights–Corona Business Improvement District (BID). The expansion will encourage community-driven efforts involving property owners, businesses, residents, public officials and other local stakeholders to enhance the corridor’s sense of place as a historic, diverse, authentic and vibrant destination.
Download the official press release here.