Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

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This site is proudly run by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. The Partnership is comprised of two entities, the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC (MARP) and the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Business Improvement District (BID), working together to assist the small businesses located along the Avenue and improve the quality of life of the surrounding neighborhoods. Our primary focus is to promote the district. We inform the general public of all that our member businesses and area offers. The Partnership oversees the economic development efforts of Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Wallabout, Brooklyn.

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 and founded with the mission to restore the “Main Street” of the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill community to a bustling, economically vital neighborhood commercial corridor that provides entrepreneurial, cultural, recreational, and employment opportunities for all those who live, work, study or have an interest in the area.

MARP Board of Directors:

Dr. Thomas F. Schutte (Chair) – Pratt Institute
Stuart Leffler (Vice-Chair) – ConEdison (Retired)
Dr. Georgianna Glose (Secretary) – Fort Greene SNAP
Michael Banach (Treasurer) – St. Joseph’s College
Rashida Abuwala – Boys’ Club of NY
P. Ann Daniels – Willoughby Walk Co-ops
John Dew – Clinton Hill Co-ops
Raffaele DiMaggio – TD Bank
Gary Hattem – Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Mike Massiah – Port Authority of NY & NJ
Jed Marcus – Marcus Attorneys
K. Aletha Maybank – NYC Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene
Brian Robinson – Gnarly Vines
Sudha Seetharaman – Trilok Fusion Arts
Lawrence Whiteside – Community Board 2

MARP Advisory Board:

Seth Edwards – JP Morgan Chase


The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn BID was signed into law by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in November 2004 and incorporated in March 2005. The BID encompasses those properties fronting Myrtle Avenue from Flatbush Avenue Extension to Classon Avenue (map available here), and provides supplementary sanitation, graffiti removal, and promotional services to the district.

View the BID’s 2016 Annual Report here.  Copies of the BID’s past annual audited financial statements can be viewed here: 20152014, 2013, 2012, and 2011.

BID Board of Directors:

Dr. Thomas F. Schutte (Chair) – Pratt Institute
John Dew (Vice-Chair) – Commercial Property Owner, representing Clinton Hill Co-ops
Larry Esposito (Treasurer) – Commercial Property Owner / Business Owner, Los Pollitos III
Kevin Shirley (Secretary) – Property Owner, representing Apple Savings Bank
Eric Adams –
 Brooklyn Borough President
Gregg Bishop – Commissioner, Small Business Services
Doug Bowen 
– Commercial Property Owner
Dr. Dennis Cheng – Business Owner / DC Optics
Juliet Cullen-Cheung – Resident
Laurie Cumbo – New York City Council Member
Gurvan Duncan – Commercial Property / Business Owner, Duncan’s Quality Fish Market
Larry Hoy – Commercial Property Owner
Rasmia Kirmani-Frye – Commercial Property Owner (New York City Housing Authority)
Robert Perris – Community Board 2, representative
Gerry Rooney – Business Owner, Putnam’s Pub & Cooker
Scott Stringer – NYC Comptroller