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.
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
P. Ann Daniels (Chair) – Willoughby Walk Co-ops
Michael Banach (Treasurer) – St. Joseph’s College
Emily Ahn Levy (Secretary)
John Dew – Clinton Hill Co-ops
Leah Flax – 100 Resilient Cities
Bernell Grier – ImPACCT Brooklyn
Gary Hattem – Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation (retired)
Mike Massiah – Port Authority of NY & NJ
Jed Marcus – Marcus Attorneys
Sudha Seetharaman – Trilok Fusion Arts Center & School
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).
BID Board of Directors
Frances Bronet (Co-Chair) – Class A, representing Pratt Institute
John Dew (Co-Chair) – Class A, representing Clinton Hill Co-ops
Amanda Neville (Vice Chair) – Class B, Tipsy
Michael Weiss (Treasurer) – Class A, representing Red Apple Group
Larry Esposito (Secretary) – Class A
Carol Thomas (Member) – Class B, Just Because Hair Salon
Doug Bowen – Class A
Dale Charles – Class A, representing IMPACCT Brooklyn
Gurvan Duncan – Class A
Tony Guzman – Class A
Larry Hoy – Class A
Diane Huey – Class A
Mutale Kanyanta – Class A
Tamara Browne – Class B, Blick Art Materials
Elissa Olin – Class B, Greene in Brooklyn
Gerry Rooney – Class B, Putnam’s Pub & Cooker
Vanessa Turner – Class A, representing Apple Bank
Samantha Johnson – Class C, Resident
Taya Mueller – Class E, Community Board 2
Commissioner Jonnel Doris, NYC Department of Small Business Services
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo