February 8, 2019
Dear LIC BID Members and Businesses, 
Spring is around the corner! Keep an eye out for tulips in the tree pits as they begin to sprout. We are looking forward to seeing the results of our tulip bulb planting volunteer day back in November. 

Along with some general updates, this is a friendly reminder to please take our  BID Constituent Survey . Upon completing the survey, you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a $15 gift card to The Mill Coffee Company LIC.  Thank you for your time and we look forward to reading your responses!
Please Take the 2018 BID Survey 
Please take a brief moment to complete our BID Constituent SurveyYour responses are important to us, as they help inform our future operations in the District and allow us to better serve our community. As always, your responses are confidential. To begin the survey, please click here.  
A Huge Thank You to Our Sanitation Ambassadors & Our Supportive Business Community

We would like to recognize our StreetPlus sanitation team for their hard work and dedication. They continue to keep our district clean and welcoming throughout this time of year, even in bitter weather conditions. We would also like to bring attention to the local businesses that have supported them by providing them with space to take a break from the cold when needed. 

We are extremely grateful for this hard working crew and our wonderful business community!
Ambassador Profile: Meet Fallou

Fallou is an employee of StreetPlus, our Contractor that provides our sanitation services. Fallou has been working to keep the streets of LIC clean and beautiful for the past 10 years. When asked what his favorite thing about LIC is, he stated that it is a beautiful neighborhood, people are kind and he feels safe

Given that he has been working in LIC for a decade, he has witnessed the growth and development of the neighborhood first hand. There have been a lot of changes since he first started, most visibly being that there are many more buildings and people in the community. Be sure to say hi to Fallou when you see him out in the district!
Recap: BID Business Owner Safety Roundtable
Thank you to the Neighborhood Coordination Officers of the 108th and 114th Precincts for joining our BID Business Owner Safety Roundtable last week, and to the businesses who took time out of their day to attend. We discussed several topics involving safety in LIC and how we can build a stronger relationship between NYPD, the LIC BID, and business owners

We are extremely fortunate to be served by the 108th and 114th Precincts. Their continued collaboration and dedication to making LIC a great place to live and work is reflected in how safe the LIC area is within the city. If your business has questions or concerns relating to safety, please reach out to Paul Lotter, Director of BID Field Operations, at plotter@licpartnership.org. Read on for information regarding the 108th Precinct's upcoming Build the Block Meeting, and stay up to date by following both Precincts on twitter @NYPD108Pct and @NYPD114Pct.

Mark Your Calendar!
LIC Springs! Planning Meeting
Calling all LIC Businesses: Please join us for our LIC Springs! Planning Meeting on Monday, February 11, 10:00am-11:00am. Although this event is held on Vernon Boulevard, we encourage all LIC-based businesses and organizations to participate. The meeting will be held at NY Irish Center at 1040 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City. See more details below and RSVP to attend here. We hope to see you there!
108th Precinct Hosting a Build the Block Meeting

Help Get Care to the Homeless This Winter
As the temperatures drop, we encourage you to help us get care to those in need. If you see someone in need of services,  please dial 311. A homeless outreach team will be sent out to check on the situation and offer the appropriate care. You can also  download the 311 app  to make service requests or get help quickly and easily. For more information and other ways to help, please click  here .

As always, please  let us know if we can help  with any issues you're experiencing in the district. The LIC Business Assistance Team is also here to help for any questions or concerns regarding your BID business.