Bay Ridge is teeming with commercial possibilities, and is home to three major shopping avenues in close proximity. Today we’ll learn what it takes to help them flourish. We sat down with Amanda Zenteno, the Executive Director of the Bay Ridge 5th Avenue BID, or Business Improvement District. We’ll cover what a BID does and how it’s organized, and what services it provides to the businesses it serves. We also talk about keeping commercial corridors clean and dispelling misconceptions about vacant storefronts. Support your local businesses and have a listen! Be sure to check out our show notes and more at: www.radiofreebayridge.org/bay-ridge-5th-avenue-bid Subscribe on iTunes at itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radio-free-bay-ridge/ or wherever podcasts are distributed by friendly shopkeepers who always remember your name and your bagel order.