About the District

The Montague Street Business Improvement District covers a three-block commercial area in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. Serving more than 100 businesses, the District includes all properties on the north side of Montague Street between Court Street and Hicks Street; on the south side, the District runs from 200 Montague Street in the east to 78 Montague Street in the west.

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The mission of the Montague Street BID is to improve all aspects of the District, from beautifying the public realm to supporting our local and national retailers. We're committed to making Montague Street a great place to work, live, and shop.

Annual Reports

Every year, the BID presents a report that highlights the year's achievements and outlines goals for the coming year.

FY 2013 Annual Report [pdf]

FY 2012 Annual Report [pdf]

FY 2011 Annual Report [pdf]

FY 2010 Annual Report [pdf]

FY 2009 Annual Report [pdf]

Financial Reports

Click the link below to view the BID's audited financials.

FY 2012 Financial Statements [pdf]

FY 2011 Financial Statements [pdf]

FY 2010 Financial Statements [pdf]

FY 2009 Financial Statements [pdf]

BID Leadership

Founded in 1998, the Montague Street Business Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Its Board of Directors, which is composed of property owners, commercial tenants, elected officials, and resident and community representatives govern the BID.

Class A Members:
Commercial Property Owners

Tony Bates
144 Montague Realty Corp.

Matthew Berman
Equity Residential

Teresa Brzozowska
78 Montague Association

Tina Concepcion
Sovereign Bank

Martha Ellman (secretary)
Montague Realty Dev. Associates

Maria Foffe (president)
141 & 155 Montague

Martin Markman
84 Montague Realty LLC

Jessica Mastriano
145 Montague Street Realty Corp.

Juan Carlos Pocasangre
Atlantic Liberty S&L Association

Juan G. Rivera
136 Montague

John Rosanelli
120 Montague Street

Christopher Thomas
129 Capulet, LLC

Class B Members: Commercial Tenants
Adam Alshawish
TD Bank

Diana Dolling-Ross
City Chemist

Estela Johannesen (vice president)
James Weir Floral

Class C Member: Residential Tenants
Melissa Kelly
105 Montague Street

Class D Members: Public Officials
Stephen Levin
New York City Council, 33rd District
(represented by Ashley Thompson)

John Liu
Comptroller of the City of New York
(represented by Jennifer James)

Marty Markowitz
Brooklyn Borough President
(represented by Nannearl Blackshear)

Robert Walsh
NYC Dept. of Small Business Services, Representing the Mayor of the City of NY
(represented by Kris Goddard)

Class E Members:
Community Board & Not-for-Profit Representatives

Judy Stanton
Brooklyn Heights Association

Robert Perris
Brooklyn Community Board 2

Executive Director
Brigit Pinnell


Current newsletters:

Spring 2013
[pdf] &
Business Supplement 2013 [pdf]

Past issues of our quarterly newsletter are available for download:

Fall 2012 [pdf]

Summer 2012 [pdf]

Spring 2012 [pdf]

Fall 2011 [pdf]

Summer 2011 [pdf]

Spring 2009 [pdf]

Winter 2008 [pdf]

Fall 2008 [pdf]

Summer 2008 [pdf]

Spring 2008 [pdf]

Media Coverage

The Results Are In: Montague Street BID 2012 Survey | Brooklyn Heights Blog - December 22, 2012

O Come All Ye Faithful: Montague Street Caroling December 19 | Brooklyn Heights Blog - December 17, 2012

Nature Untangled, with Sarah Knotz | Brooklyn Spectator - November 22, 2012

Sunday's Summer Space (Bow) Wows with Annual BHA Dog Show | Brooklyn Heights Blog - September 23, 2012

Festive Brooklyn Takes to the Street | Brooklyn Daily Eagle - September 6, 2012

Montague Street BID Hires New Maintenance Firm | Brooklyn Heights Blog - September 3, 2012

'Summer Space' Returns to Montague Street, September 9 & 23 | Brooklyn Heights Blog- August 23, 2012

Old Brooklyn Heights Draws New Faces | Crain's - June 10, 2012

Brooklyn Heights Rallies for Montague Street Retail Corridor | Brooklyn Heights Blog - May 18, 2012

Montague Street BID "First Wednesday" Event Tonight | Brooklyn Heights Blog - February 1, 2012

Announcing Montague St. Photo Contest | Brooklyn Heights Blog - July 21, 2011

Montague Street BID Suggest Window Shopping | Brooklyn Heights Blog - April 6, 2011



Contact Us

Montague Street Business Improvement District
157 Montague Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel. 718/522-3649
fax 718/522-3652