South Shore Business Improvement District

About The BID



A business improvement district (BID) is a public/private partnership in which property owners and business owners collectively agree to pay for additional services such as maintenance, sanitation, marketing, and events to enhance their district and make it more appealing for people to work, shop and live.  

BID Fast Facts

Million Dollars Invested In Neighborhoods Annually
Businesses Served
Million Bags of Trash Collected By BIDS


The South Shore BID services the towns of Annadale, Eltingville and Great Kills and Represents Over 170 Commercial Properties Accounting for More than 300 Businesses in total



Great Kills

The South Shore BID Complete District Map

The Mission of the South Shore Business Improvement District is to make the towns of Annadale, Eltingville and Great Kills safer, more beautiful and ultimately a better place to work, shop and live.

BID Banners

The South Shore BID has more than 70 banners hung throughout the commercial district welcoming patrons to each town and highlighting activities such as eating and shopping.

South Shore BID Services

Private Sanitation

We've added more than 20 additional trash receptacles to our District and have enlisted private sanitation services to service them. The same team also cleans each town three times a week.

Beautifcation & Maintenance

Weed removal, tree bed maintenance, sidewalk cleaning and installations of trees and flowers in each town in addition to each of the town's train stations..


The BID has installed a private intranet of cameras within the District and works hand in hand with police and other agencies to provide them with surveillance footage when neccessary.


The BID produces events such as The Annadale Tree Lighting, Family Fun Days, Drive In Movie Nights, and our signature Taste of the Towns Restaurant Crawl and Trolley ride.

Holiday Lighting

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The BID is funded through an assessment formula which was created and voted upon by its members.  The assessment is collected by the Department of Finance and given to the BID so it may fund the programs and services its needs.

You cannot ‘become a member” of the BID.  You are either a member or not by virtue of whether or not your business is listed on our District Map.

The South Shore BID is a recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

The BID is overseen by a Board of Directors comrpised of stakeholders in each town.  The Board operates with guidance from the organization’s Executive Director.

There are currently 76 BID’s in New York City, 3 of which are on Staten Island.

The South Shore BID was signed into law on May 18th 2015.

While the BID services the towns and Annadale, Eltingville and Great Kills, its members are based on and its services provide to only those who fall within the District Plan created in 2015.

Yes! Our online directory and marketing services are FREE to all registered BID members.

BID Leadership

Gary Fleming, President

John Scalia, Vice president

Gail Castellano, Treasurer

Frank Rapacciuolo, Secretary

Patricia Galea, Board member

Danny Cassella, Board Member

Traci Cangiano, Board Member

Fred Limeri, Board Member

Frank Rizzo, Board Member

Mike Bloomfield, Board Member

Carmine Gualtieri, Board Member

Fred Shayewitz, Board Member

Eric Busittil, Board Member

James Anderson, Resident Board Member

Anthony Rapacciuolo, Executive Director