Protecting their OWN pockets while taxing us. The 86th street BID, that expensive failure that never stops taking your money wants us to believe that the “LINES around the block” are a good thing. In realty they are the people purchasing the discounted items from a CLOSING store that was the anchor for the area – once this store is gone – we dare say the rest of the 3 blocks of 86st will wither away – Modells is gone, now Century the largest stores – YET THE 86ST BID LIKE ALL BIDS STAFF HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL GOTTEN PAID – have you? ask condren that – has he gotten…
Protecting their income by taxing us
They come out of the woodwork WHEN THEIR MONEY STREAM IS THREATENED – Failed 86st street BID – has he gotten paid during this crisis? have you? All quiet during the years of failures and increases to YOUR TAXES but now they pop their heads to protect their money stream – 86st businesses and property owners – VOTE TO GET RID OF THIS TAX!
Demand our tax dollars Back!
Remember this? Howe, his cohorts and brannan Used $65,000 OF OUR TAX DOLLARS to try to force a tax on us with a bid! Imagine if we had that $36,000 now? We could have maybe helped some of our fellow businesses STAY IN BUSINESS during this virus. We should demand our money back OR at least accountability of how it was PISSED AWAY – lets demand answers!!!!!!!!!!!!
The death of 86th Street?
The death of 86st?? When a retail area relies on a single point for most of their foot traffic and build infrastructure around it while satellite stores feed off of it, its collapse can mean devastation – so may be 86st where Century 21 was by far the largest draw of foot traffic to the area. Traffic patterns, busses, trains all were geared to this single block of retail – NOW its gone. Only time will tell what will happen. HOWEVER, the 86st BID STILL will suck the pockets dry of the the avenue. Where were they during the crisis? What words of wisdom did they have for this problem…
No New Taxes
Do we need ANOTHER tax? A BID is a tax that can never be removed and always increases – Ask 5th ave and 86st how much they pay for a BID on their taxes. The BID got paid during this crisis – did you? They are guaranteed to collect their tax from you or you will be fined! What has the BID done for 86st now that century is leaving? nothing!!!!!!! 5th ave is no better after over $7 million spent! BIDS are like insurance – good until you need them, BIDS dont fight for you during the times you need it most – THINK – DURING THIS CRISIS WE…
3rd ave merchants must disband
Return the businesses owners money! The DEFUNCT 3rd ave merchants MUST disband and return the remaining money to the merchants – They tried to tax us with a BID – they supported the rioters and looters, THEy support politicians that want to defund the police AND THEY WANTED TO TAX US FOR IT!@!!!!!!!! DISBAND AND RETURN THE MONEY!
3rd Ave Merchants MUST disband and return remaining monies
The ineffective, defunct 3rd ave merchant association MUST remove the OLD remaining lights from the avenue and return the remaining money they have to the merchants that paid – THAN DISBAND! Until we can be released from the chains of our govt and get back to business, than we can implement our fresh ideas for revitalization and growth – until than – we want our money back!