Leslie Ramos, with experience in city government, was selected after a two-month search.
The Court & Smith Street BID would aim to drive foot traffic to local shops and restaurants.
The Roosevelt Avenue Community Alliance is hosting the directors of a film about gentrification.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed legislation establishing the controversial SoHo BID.
Elizabeth Lusskin will take over as head of the LIC Partnership starting Oct. 15, replacing Gayle Baron.
Community Board 4 asked to rename it the Hudson Yards/Hell's Kitchen Alliance .
The improvement district would strengthen local businesses, according to the civic group proposing it.
Litter and trash bags on the block attract rats and other rodents, locals claim.
The Forest Avenue BID will give out coupons and a restaurant guide for businesses on the street.
The Avenue of the Americas business improvement district is expected to be formed in 9 to 15 months.
A vote on the BID could come as soon as next month but residents and businesses are still sparring.
Tens of thousands of shoppers will be given free, reusable cards entitling them to special offers.
Some merchants on Seventh Avenue want to form a BID to pay for street sweeping and other beautification.
Participating restaurants and shops include Pastis, the Standard Hotel and Soho House.
After soliciting responses from 130 people, the 82nd Street Partnership will present a plan to the city.
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