Bring Your Business to Pitkin Avenue!

Pitkin Avenue BID is dedicated to your needs as a retailer. We have 24 years of experience advocating for the businesses and property owners on Pitkin Avenue. Need financial assistance to renovate your facade? Take a look at the Pitkin Avenue Renaissance Program. Want to find an affordable retail space? Browse our Quarterly Real Estate Report and District Profile.

CLICK HERE to view our current available properties.

A recent market analysis found over $192 million in unmet consumer demand with new business opportunities in full-service restaurants, banks and credit unions, family entertainment, and affordable name brand clothing

Still not convinced? Here are just a couple more reasons why you should bring your business to Pitkin Avenue…



Pitkin Avenue is easily accessible by public transportation and borders such vibrant Brooklyn neighborhoods as Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, and  Bushwick.


Prices per square foot are less expensive than comparable areas such as Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy, Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, and Gateway Mall in East New York.

New InvestmentsNew Investments

The city has invested 4 million dollars to enhance both Zion Triangle and Pitkin Plaza.  In addition, we recently completed the construction of a community center — the Greg Jackson Center for Brownsville at 519 Rockaway Avenue.


Crime has dropped to its lowest in recorded history, Pitkin Avenue is now the safest corridor in the area to shop in, retailers have responded by keeping longer hours.

New BusinessesNew businesses are already here

Recent additions:
The Children’s Place
Planet Fitness
Halsey Street Grill
Pizza Hut

Family FriendlyFamily-Friendly

We are a business improvement district dedicated to celebrating and supporting local families. We host family-friendly events year-round and on all major holidays, including: Holiday tree lighting,  Pitkin Summer Plazas, Easter and Halloween Parades, and Mother’s Day Rose Giveaway.  Want to find out about our next event? Check out our News and Events Page.

BeautifulIt’s Beautiful

And we’re always working to make it more so.  Pitkin Avenue is a beautiful tree-lined commercial strip. In addition, we recently partnered with the Groundswell Community Mural Project to create 5 beautiful murals along Pitkin Avenue that celebrate the history and culture of Brownsville.

Streetscape ImprovementStreetscape Improvement

We are dedicated to making pedestrian-oriented improvements to our tree-lined avenue and have already installed bike lanes.

Free WifiFree WiFi

We have it all along the avenue.

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