Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID

The Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn Business Improvement District (CLS BID) began operations in October 2007 and serves nearly 200 properties in Downtown Brooklyn. The district roughly contains Schermerhorn and Livingston Streets, stretching from Flatbush Avenue to Court Street and Court Street stretching from Atlantic Avenue to Joralemon Street.

Programs and Services:
The CLS BID provides supplemental sanitation services, retail development services, streetscape improvements, and advocacy efforts in order to improve the business environment and quality of life for its constituents. For a complete list of resources available through all the BIDs in Downtown Brooklyn, download a copy of our BID Services Brochure.

FY15 Board of Directors: ​

Paula Ingram, Ingram & Hebron Realty (Chair)
Casey Adams, Office of NYC Council Member, 33rd District
Penda Aiken, Penda Aiken, Inc. (Vice-Chair)
Jamie Anthony, Lonicera Partners
Jordan Barowitz, Residential Member, 75 Livingston Street
Nan Blackshear, Office of the Borough President
Samy Brahimy, IBEC Building Corp.
Ama Dwimoh, Office of the Borough President
William Flounoy, Community Board #2
Abby Hamlin, Hamlin Ventures
Kenya Handy, Office of the NYC Comptroller
Charlene Heyliger, Gourd Chips
Justin Hohn, Con Edison
Shegun Holder, Jamestown Properties
Craig Holliday, Brooklyn Tabernacle (Treasurer)
Sheldon Kolby, Hersha Hospitality
Albert Laboz, United American Land
Stephen Lee, NYC Department of Small Business Services
David Lombino, Two Trees (Vice-Chair)
Winfrida Mbewe-Chen, NYC Department of Small Business Services
Jon McMillan, TF Cornerstone
Steve Mirones, Arimed
Tom Onorato, Forest City Ratner
Lisa Smith, Brooklyn Law School
Victor Vora, Greyhound (Secretary)

Statutory Members:
Mayor Bill de Blasio 
Comptroller Scott Stringer
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
City Council Member Stephen Levin

Download our most recent annual report and financial statements below:

Contact Us: 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bethany Bowyer, CLS BID Services Manager.

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
1 MetroTech Center North, Suite 1003
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 718.403.1618
Fax: 718.403.1650