The Ironbound Business Improvement District
The Ironbound Business Improvement District – Home to over 570 businesses and more than 170 restaurants, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) is Newark’s shining star, promoting interest in the City as a great place to visit in addition to fostering economic growth and employment opportunities. Established in 2000, the IBID is led by a 25-member board and is funded through special assessments on commercial properties in the District. Since its inception, the Ironbound BID has upgraded and improved the District by focusing on quality of life issues such as sidewalk and street cleaning, parking changes and pedestrian signage and other administrative tasks. The organization has embarked on an ambitious streetscape redevelopment plan that will transform the Ferry Street corridor into a first-class shopping, entertainment, and restaurant destination.