What’s going on with the long-awaiting plan to put a Business Improvement District in SoHo? A hearing was supposed to be held on the proposed BID this spring, but it has never materialized. One source involved in pushing the BID says that Manhattan Councilwoman Margaret Chin, who is supportive of the proposal, is having some trouble getting a hearing scheduled with New York City Council Finance Chairman Domenic Recchia, noting that Chin is one of the Council’s more soft-spoken members and Recchia is consumed with budget season. A spokeswoman for Chin confirmed that no hearing has been scheduled, but did not comment on the reasons why. The BID has also faced a lot of opposition in SoHo, most notably from Sean Sweeney, director of the SoHo Alliance.
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