Chinatown BID

The Chinatown Business Improvement District (Chinatown BID), aka Chinatown District Management Association (CDMA), was formed in 2012. The BID works together with the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation (CPLDC) to operate its services and programs.

What Business Improvement Districts Do

BIDs create vibrant, clean, and safe districts. They deliver services and improvements above and beyond those typically provided by the City. These services can include:

  • Street cleaning and maintenance
  • Public safety and hospitality
  • Marketing and events
  • Capital improvements
  • Beautification
  • Advocacy
  • Business development

BID services do not replace those provided by the City. By law, City services cannot be reduced because of the existence of a BID.

BIDs help to brand their districts and market small businesses on their corridor. They facilitate networking among merchants, host community events, and advocate for improvements to the district. BIDs also serve as a liaison between local businesses and stakeholders and the City government. In doing so, BIDs provide a collective voice for the neighborhood and help inform City policy based on their unique local knowledge.

BID Oversight & Management
Each BID is run by a not-for-profit organization with a Board of Directors. Elected by members in the district, the Board must include property owners, merchants, residents, and representatives of local elected office. The Board is in charge of making key decisions about programs and services, budget, goals, policies, and staffing.

BID Funding
BID programs and services are funded by a special assessment billed to property owners within a district. Assessments are unique to each BID and decided upon by the BID’s stakeholders. The City of New York assists with the collection of the special assessment, which in turn, is distributed directly to the BID. The BID receives 100% of the money collected.

On average, assessments make up 75% of BID budgets. Most BIDs also fundraise, apply for grants, and generate revenue from programs to support the services they provide.

Chinatown BID Annual Report

Board of Directors

  1. Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (President, Mr. Justin Yu) 紐約中華公所于金山主席
  2. First Vice-Chair, Kenny Chan, Fukien American Association, 福建同鄉會陳鍵榕先生
  3. Jimmy Cheng, United Fujianese American Association, 美國福建公所鄭時甘先生
  4. Secretary, Nolan Cheng, Cheng, Yeung & Lee PLLC, 鄭明佑律師
  5. Third Vice-Chair, Stephen Cheung, D.H. Realty & Management, 張國強先生
  6. Anthony P. Colombini, Chu & Partners
  7. David Fu, San Kiang Charitable Association傅先清先生
  8. Frank F. Gee, Gee Poy Kuo Association, 朱灼輝先生
  9. Kenneth Leung, Lin Sing Association, 梁漢本先生
  10. Dr. Chun Ka Luk, Broadway Chinatown Realty, 陸晉家博士
  11. Kenneth Ma, Mott Street Optical Group
  12. Gabe B. Mui, The Chinese American Veterans Memorial Building Committee (representing the American Legion Lt. B.R. Kim Lau Memorial Post 1291), 梅本立先生
  13. Judy Ng, Flushing Bank吳薛美嫦女士
  14. John J. Pasquale, PEP Real Estate
  15. Second Vice-Chair, Michael Salzhauer, Benjamin Partners
  16. Sio Wai Sang, Golden Jade Jewelry, 岑灼槐先生
  17. Stella Shiu, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (USA) N.A. 蕭佩儀女士
  18. William H. Su, Grand Hotel, 蘇煥光先生
  19. James T. Tang, Hwa Yuan Szechuan, 唐逸仙先生
  20. Treasurer, Tony C. Wong, Wong & Co., CPA’s, 黃宗澤先生
  21. Dimas Vargas, New York Jewelers Exchange
  22. Kam Man Food, Inc.
  23. Chair, Frank Yee, Yee Fong Toy Family Association, 余宏基先生
  24. John Kin Yu, KinYu Realty Corp., 余建業先生


  1. Andrew Marcus, representing SBS Commissioner, Hon. Jonnel Doris and Mayor of City of New York, Hon. Bill de Blasio
  2. Elaine Fan, representing Comptroller of City of New York, Hon. Scott M. Stringer
  3. Andrew Chang, representing Manhattan Borough President, Hon. Gale Brewer
  4. Ian Chan, representing Council District 1, Council Member Hon. Margaret S. Chin


  1. Dr. Warren W. Chin, representing Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation, 陳建樂醫生
  2. Lingxia Ye Kneller, representing NY Congressional District 12, Congresswoman Hon. Nydia M. Velazquez
  3. Claudia Zhu, representing NYS Assembly District 65, Assembly Member Hon. Yuh-Line Niou
  4. Lizzie Lee, representing NYS Senate District 26, Senator Hon. Brian Kavanagh
  5. Vera Sung, Manhattan Community Board #1
  6. Antony Wong, Manhattan Community Board #2, 王志杰先生
  7. David Louie, Jr., Manhattan Community Board #3
  8. Det. Vincent Cheung/P.O. Rodney Rosado, NYPD, 5th Precinct
  9. P.O. Michael Mckenzie, NYPD, 7th Precinct

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