Kings Highway has long been known as on of New York's prime retail corridors.; "Brooklyn's Crossroads".
Realizing that the needs of the district had far exceeded the ability of the old Kings Highway Board of Trade, merchants and owners banded together and petitioned the City for a Business Improvement District. In 1990 New York City contracted with the Kings Highway District Management Association to create the Business Improvement District. The Kings Highway BID stretches from Ocean Avenue to Ocean Parkway along Kings Highway and along Quentin Road for two blocks from East 12th Street to Coney Island Avenue. In all the district is comprised of 132 properties and over 232 merchants.
The BID's contract with the City requires it to perform supplemental services. These services include but are not limited to sidewalk sweeping, graffiti removal, holiday decorations, some advertising, promotional events and liaison services. Our experienced staff has excellent relationships with the local police precinct, our elected officials and the Community Board.
Kings Highway is a vibrant ever changing retail district. With the inclusion of 2 parking lots and the new 2 hour parking duration, the old notion of "there's no parking on Kings Highway" is a thing of the past. You can still buy a Rolex watch and get the best bagels in the City here. Now you can also shop in many of the City's finest shoe retailers as well as visit new upscale women's boutiques; part of the changes going on here. All easily accessible by car or public transportation.
Now in its 21st year the Kings Highway Business Improvement District and its programs continue to service the district. The partnership between owners, retails and the City has succeeded. The result is that Kings Highway, always know as "Brooklyn's Crossroads" is now bringing a suburban shopping experience to the heart of Brooklyn.