The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID) is a designated commercial area in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. Funded by a special tax paid by property owners within the District boundaries, the Montague Street BID provides services to enhance, improve and keep the neighborhood clean and safe.
Serving more than 100 businesses, the District includes all properties on the north side of Montague Street between Court Street and Hicks Street. On the south side, the District runs from 200 Montague Street in the east to 78 Montague Street in the west.
We’re committed to making Montague Street a great place to live, work, shop and do business.
The BID regularly acts as an advocate when potential projects or policy impact the District’s merchants or property owners. BID representatives regularly attend workshops, testify at Community Board and other government hearings, and meet with city agency officials to voice the concerns and needs of the business community.
When merchants have specific concerns, the BID provides one-on-one assistance to resolve the issue or directs them to the appropriate organization or agency that can help.
The BID advocates for a well-maintained streetscape by monitoring the condition of Montague’s street furniture, roadbed, sidewalks, and signage. We report all elements that are damaged or in need of replacement to the appropriate City agency.
Founded in 1998, the Montague Street Business Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Its Board of Directors, composed of property owners, commercial tenants, elected officials, and resident and community representatives, govern the BID.
Board of Directors
Class A Members: Commercial Property Owners
Representing Stahl 177 Montague LLC
Representing 144 Montague Realty Corp.
Representing 78 Montague Association
Martha Ellman, Board Secretary
Representing Montague Realty Dev. Associates
Greg Markman, Board President
Representing 84 Montague Realty LLC
Representing 145 Montague Street Realty Corp.
Representing 119 Montague Street
Enrico Palazio, Jr.
Representing 102 Montague Street LLC
Juan G. Rivera
Representing 136 Montague Street
Representing 129 Capulet, LLC
John Tucciarone, Board Treasurer
Representing Marca Associates
Representing Henmont LLC
Class B Members: Commercial Tenants
Representing TD Bank
Estela Johannesen, Board Vice President
Representing James Weir Floral
Class C Members: Residential Tenants
105 Montague Street
Class D Members: Public Officials
New York City Council, 33rd District
(represented by Glomani Bravo-Lopez)
Comptroller of the City of New York
Brooklyn Borough President
(represented by Nannearl Blackshear)
NYC Dept. of Small Business Services, Representing the Mayor of the City of New York
(represented by Emily Edwards)
Class E Members: Community Board & Not-for-Profit Representatives
Representing Brooklyn Community Board 2
Representing the Brooklyn Heights Association
The Sherman Group
Marketing, PR and Events Consultants
Social Media Consultant
Photos: Amanda Gentile