The Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB) is a newly formed Business Improvement District approved by City Council and signed into law by Mayor Bloomberg in December 2008. Begun in 2005 as the Fulton Area Business Association, the alliance brought together over twenty-five concerned property owners, residents and stakeholders to explore the implementation of a Business Improvement District along Fulton Street from Rockwell Place to Classon Avenue and all streets facing Fulton (e.g. Lafayette, Greene and Putnam Avenues). More after the map...
Realizing the benefits of utilizing the shared resources, the organizers are focused on a common purpose to begin improving the area and to address the critical needs faced by local area merchants within the BID boundaries. The BID assessment will be 100% re-invested in this area to provide supplemental services and a dedicated advocate on behalf of the Alliance members. Currently, the newly formed Alliance represents nearly 300 businesses, is in the initial stages of planning and will be fully functioning in Fall of 2009.
The creation of FAB will not only benefit the property owners and businesses, but also the thousands of residents of the Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods. Our goals are to retain current businesses and improve the atmosphere to make this area of Fulton Street a clean, safe and retail diverse environment that will become a local shopping and civic destination, rather than a thoroughfare.
Please visit this site often for updates and new information as we all work together to make our neighborhood THE place in Brooklyn to work, shop, dine and play.