Last night, Community Board 3’s economic development committee signed off on a proposal to create a business improvement district in Chinatown. This morning, the debate continues on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show:
Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership Development Corporation, and Jan Lee, third-generation Chinatown property owner and one of the members of the coalition against the Chinatown BID, weigh in on whether or not a business improvement district designation is a good idea for Chinatown. Also, Erik Engquist, a reporter who covers New York City politics and government for Crain’s New York Business, gives an overview of the pros and cons of business investment district (BID) designations for New York City neighborhoods.
We’re told the segment will air at approximately 11:25am.