Today we announced in a press release that over 200 businesses and property owners and more than 1,000 residents have signed their support, representing more than 1,200 stakeholders. Businesses and residents alike most often mention a cleaner and safer neighborhood as their number one reason for supporting the new Improvement District.
“Como dueña de un pequeño negocio en la Avenida Roosevelt, apoyo el Jackson Heights – Corona Business Improvement District, ya que fortalecerá nuestra comunidad y creará un lugar más limpio y seguro donde la gente podrá hacer compras y vivir. Todos tenemos que trabajar juntos para mejorar esta área” – Natividad Candia, dueña de Yogurt House.
“As a small business owner on Roosevelt Avenue, I support the Jackson Heights – Corona Business Improvement District because it will strengthen our community and make it a cleaner and safer place for people to shop and live. We all need to work together to improve this area,” – Natividad Candia, Owner of Yogurt House.
“I’m supporting the Jackson Heights – Corona Business Improvement District because it as an opportunity for us to invest in our community’s future and make it a better, safer place for everyone, “ – Ruben Suarez, Owner of Queens Taekwon-Do-Center.
The Business Improvement District will allow community members to better target their resources to the area—an area that has lately seen an increase in violent crime. Business and commercial owners or residents who want to join the hundreds of business owners, property owners and residents who support the new Business Improvement District by voting yes can request a ballot by contacting the 82nd Street Partnership now or look for a ballot in your mail in early 2014.
“The Jackson Heights – Corona Business Improvement District will improve quality of life for everyone in the neighborhood. The investment we collectively make goes directly back into the community, helping our diverse small businesses thrive and grow. On behalf of the members of the Steering Committee, I encourage you to support this community plan,” -Ernest Cury, President of Cury & Associates and Chair of the Jackson Heights – Corona Steering Committee.
Many thanks to our business owners, property owners, residents, Steering Committee, Outreach Team and partner organizations for your support! Help us keep the momentum going by encouraging the community to vote yes for a cleaner and safer Roosevelt Avenue and Junction Boulevard.