Soho BID Seems To Be On Hold—For the Moment

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News.

From City & State’s Heard Around Town:

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 , 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 , director of the .

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