Capital Improvements – Madison Avenue Business Improvement District

Madison Avenue Business Improvement District
29 East 61st Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10065

Capital Improvements

Additional trees were recently planted on Madison Avenue, and poorly maintained tree wells were repaired, enlarged and accented with Belgian Block paving stones. Thanks to a grant secured by former City Council Member Eva Moskowitz, and the efforts of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the BID has embarked on a program to improve the aesthetics of the newspaper vending boxes on Madison Avenue. The BID designed, installed and maintained specially produced modular newspaper racks which replaced those put on our sidewalks by individual newspaper publishers. Other recent improvements include installation of decorative Bishop’s Crook light poles by the City’s Department of Transportation on Madison Avenue between East 60th and East 73rd Streets, and mulching of district tree wells. Throughout the year, the BID has taken an active role in aiding property owners and businesses in understanding the storefront improvement guidelines enacted by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.