Governor Hochul Announces Hudson Square to Receive $4.5 Million from NY ForwardFebruary 9, 2024Governor Kathy Hochul announced Long Island City will receive $10 million in funding as the New York City regional winner of the seventh round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, as well as the Hudson Square area as …
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DSNY Official Notice: Businesses Must Use ContainerizationJanuary 31, 2024Starting March 1st, 2024, ALL food-related and chain businesses MUST set out trash in bins with secure lids. As part of our commitment to keeping our streets clean, the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is implementing new …
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Regional Plan Assoc. Releases Borough-Specific Congestion Pricing MapsJanuary 25, 2024Regional Planning Association (RPA) has created maps to showcase how congestion pricing will benefit each borough. They are now live on the Congestion Pricing Now website. 100% of congestion pricing revenue is set to be invested in …
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HSBID Turns Coffee Grounds Into CompostDecember 8, 2023View Video Here We are thrilled to share some exciting news! The Hudson Square BID has recently been featured on PIX 11 News for our innovative sustainability initiative in partnership with Seven Grams Caffe and City-as-School. This …
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Hudson Square BID 2023 Annual Meeting RecapNovember 17, 2023The Hudson Square Business Improvement District recently held our 2023 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th at The Greene Space at NYPR & WQXR. We were overjoyed to see familiar faces and extend a warm welcome to …
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IDA Awards Top Industry Honor to Hudson Square BID for Redesign of Hudson StreetNovember 2, 2023The International Downtown Association (IDA) has recognized the Hudson Square Business Improvement District BID with the Downtown Achievement Pinnacle Award for its work and initiatives related to the Hudson Street Redesign. Each year, IDA recognizes outstanding projects …
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Hudson Square BID 2023 Annual ReportOctober 31, 2023We’re thrilled to present our 2023 Annual Report, a testament to a year of incredible milestones. Dive into our clean and green initiatives, community partnerships, and of course the nitty gritty numbers. Minutes from the 2022 Annual …
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Halloween Parade Street ClosuresOctober 25, 2023The Halloween Parade starts right here in Hudson Square! While the parade doesn’t officially start till after 6pm, many of our streets will be affected much earlier in the day. Click here for a list of street …
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Milu Restaurant Brings Pop-Up to Pine & PolkOctober 25, 2023We’re excited to share that the delicious Chinese Restaurant Milu will be doing a pop-up at Pine & Polk (300 Spring Street) starting Wednesday, November 1st. Milu serves approachable, comforting Chinese food and is thrilled to be offering 5 of their …
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Meet Shawna X, Artist of First-Ever Roadside Gantry ArtOctober 24, 2023This October, the Hudson Square BID unveiled “We’re Freeing Ourselves” by Shawna X, the first-ever artwork adorning a city roadway gantry. Shawna X is a visual artist based in New York City. Known for abstract, bold, and …
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Hudson Square BID Unveils First Ever Public Art on a City Roadway GantryOctober 23, 2023Starting this October, people walking north on Varick Street will get a unique art experience with our unveiling of “We’re Freeing Ourselves,” the first artwork ever installed on a city roadway gantry, the overhead framework that displays …
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Hudson Square Residence Resource GuideOctober 17, 2023Hey there, Hudson Square Residents!   We’re thrilled to announce that the Hudson Square Residence Resource Guide is now available. Get to know our vibrant neighborhood, explore exciting programs online and in-person, and learn the ins and …
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Hudson Square BID Annual MeetingOctober 5, 2023We’re having a party! And everyone is invited! Network with your neighbors over a glass of wine, take care of some business, and join us as we have a cookie sampling from the only cookie shop in …
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NYC Business Express Service TeamAugust 30, 2023The NYC Business Express Service Team (BEST) serves as a single point of contact between City agencies and small businesses operating in the five boroughs. We save small businesses time and money by: Streamlining the many interactions required with City agencies …
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New Secure Bike Storage in Hudson SquareAugust 11, 2023Photos by Jamiya Leach and Devin Lightner This August, Oonee opened a new secure bicycle parking pod near the Holland Tunnel in partnership with the Hudson Square BID and the Port Authority of NY & NJ. Supporters …
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Outdoor Dining is Here to Stay!August 4, 2023On Thursday, August 3, the City Council passed a bill allowing the dining sheds to remain. Intro 31 will repeal the city’s current sidewalk cafe permitting process and streamline it, plus allow roadway dining for three-quarters of …
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DSNY Update: Food-Related Businesses Must Containerize Their WasteJuly 20, 2023As part of their commitment to keeping our streets clean, the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is implementing a new rule to send rats packing. Starting August 1, all food-related businesses in NYC must use rigid containers …
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Skip the Stuff: New Utensil RestrictionsJuly 19, 2023Restrictions on Providing Utensils, Condiments, Napkins and Containers Effective July 31, 2023, New York City food service establishments* providing take-out and delivery service must comply with these restrictions: Do not provide utensils, condiment packets, napkins, or extra containers to …
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Councilmember Erik Bottcher & Hudson Square BID Unveil New Measures to Keep Streets CleanJuly 13, 2023New Bigbelly trash compactors, Smart Composting Bin, and Clean Curb containers reduce waste on sidewalks and keep City streets clean and safe.  This month, the Hudson Square BID and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) …
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Hudson Square dedicates tree to Jackie Robinson MuseumJune 28, 2023On Thursday, June 15th, the Hudson Square BID proudly stood beside The Jackie Robinson Foundation to dedicate a tree in celebration of the new Jackie Robinson Museum. The BID pays tribute to a true trailblazer who not …
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Live at Lunch is Back!May 30, 2023Hudson Square’s beloved Live at Lunch series is back! Starting this Wednesday, June 7th, Spring Street Park will come alive with jazz performances by a stellar lineup. Come enjoy your lunch and some tunes for an afternoon …
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Freeman Plaza Celebrates 10 Years!May 18, 2023On May 17th from 12-2 pm, the Hudson Square BID celebrated the 10th anniversary of our plazas at Freeman Plaza East. A special thank you to everyone who joined us for this annual celebration! We had an …
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Workforce Profile 2023May 12, 2023As part of our goal to make Hudson Square a place for people, the Hudson Square BID conducted a workforce survey in partnership with the Fund for the City of New York’s Community Planning Fellows Program. The …
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Introducing the Small Business Support TeamApril 18, 2023A new program has been launched by the Department of Buildings targeted to small business owners – Small Business Team. The goal is to help small businesses navigate DOB requirements, resolve issues, and enable businesses to open and …
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