At NMA, we are always listening to the businesses. The Northside is packed with dynamic entrepreneurs, and we strive to match their tenacity and hard work with responsive and effective programming. Our work breaks down into two general categories.

Area Maintenance

We are currently exploring new ways to keep Bedford Avenue clean. We are working with the New York City Department of Sanitation to ensure ongoing maintenance. We are also collaborating with local elected officials and private companies to invest

We are also focused on promoting safe streets that are pedestrian friendly. The Northside Merchants Association maintains a close relationship with Brooklyn’s 94th precinct to help promote safety and reduce illegal vending on Bedford Avenue.

Combined Marketing

The Northside Merchants Association is currently developing combined marketing initiatives. Some ideas on the table include holiday programming, shopping incentive days, public art installations, and business directories for restaurants, clothing shops, and other retail concentrations.