Midtown BIDs band together to advocate for crime prevention

Leaders from seven Midtown business-improvement districts have formed a coalition to support Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams in their tough-on-crime approach and push concrete policies that address quality-of-life concerns in Manhattan.

The seven BIDs—the East Midtown Partnership, the Fifth Avenue Association, the Garment District Alliance, the Grand Central Partnership, the Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance, the Madison Avenue BID and the Times Square Alliance—formed the coalition to lobby Hochul and Albany Democrats during state budget negotiations.

The coalition wanted multiple amendments added to the 2019 bail-reform law, notably granting judges more discretion to assess the public-safety risk a defendant presents to society when considering whether to

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