Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership fosters an inclusive vibrant community anchored by Myrtle Avenue. We do this by engaging and supporting our neighbors, cultivating partnerships, building community capacity, identifying needs and providing services that connect our neighbors to resources and opportunities.

The Partnership is comprised of two entities, the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC (MARP) and the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Business Improvement District (BID).

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Business Improvement District (BID) supports a vibrant, neighborhood commercial corridor that serves a diverse community of property owners, businesses, residents, workers, and visitors. The BID does this by maintaining a clean and safe environment, marketing district assets, advocating for our small business community, planning & undertaking urban improvements, producing cultural and community programming, and promoting local hiring.

View the organization’s most recent annual report here.

The Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project Local Development Corporation (MARP), often referred to as MARP, is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3, local development corporation incorporated in January 1999.

MARP Board of Directors

Dr. Thomas F. Schutte (Chair) – Pratt Institute
P. Ann Daniels (Vice-Chair) – Willoughby Walk Co-ops
Dr. Georgianna Glose (Secretary) – Fort Greene SNAP
Michael Banach (Treasurer) – St. Joseph’s College
Rashida Abuwala – Redlich Horwitz Foundation
John Dew – Clinton Hill Co-ops
Raffaele DiMaggio – TD Bank
Leah Flax – 100 Resilient Cities
Bernell Grier – ImPACCT Brooklyn
Gary Hattem
 – Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation (retired)
Emily Ahn Levy – Pratt Institute, Center K-12
Mike Massiah
 – Port Authority of NY & NJ
Jed Marcus – Marcus Attorneys
Dr. K. Aletha Maybank – NYC Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene
Brian Robinson – Gnarly Vines
Sudha Seetharaman – Trilok Fusion Arts
Alejandro Varela – Resident Artist, LMCC
Lawrence Whiteside
 — Construction/Codes Consultants

MARP Advisory Board

Seth Edwards – JP Morgan Chase (retired)

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn BID was signed into law in November 2004. The BID encompasses those properties fronting Myrtle Avenue from Flatbush Avenue Extension to Classon Avenue (map available here).

View the BID’s current budget (FY19, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) by clicking here.

Copies of the BID’s past annual audited financial statements can be viewed here: 2018, 2017201620152014, 2013, 2012, and 2011.

BID Board of Directors

Kevin Shirley (Chair) – Class A, representing Apple Bank
John Dew (Vice-Chair) – Class A, representing Clinton Hill Co-ops
Michael Weiss (Treasurer) – Class A, representing Red Apple Group
Larry Esposito (Secretary) – Class A
Doug Bowen – Class A
Frances Bronet – Class A
Dale Charles
– Class A, representing IMPACCT Brooklyn
Gurvan Duncan
 – Class A
Tony Guzman – Class A
Larry Hoy – Class A
Mutale Kanyanta – Class A
Tamara Browne – Class B, Blick Art Materials
Elissa Olin – Class B, Greene in Brooklyn
Amanda Neville – Class B, Tipsy Wine & Spirits
Gerry Rooney 
– Class B, Putnam’s Pub & Cooker
Carol Thomas – Class B, Just Because Hair Salon
Samantha Johnson – Class C, Resident
Carol-Ann Church – Class E, Community Board 2
Commissioner Gregg Bishop, NYC Department of Small Business Services
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo