Effective, May 20, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Lambert as its Executive Director. As Executive Director, Michael is responsible for overall BID program management, including planning, project management and economic development for the Fulton–Nostrand commercial corridor. His daily activities will support the BID’s mission to enhance sanitation, safety and promote the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID as a destination to live, shop, work and enjoy entertainment. Michael will serve as the BID’s liaison to all NYC agencies including the New York City Department of Small Business Services, and will represent the BID with local community organizations in Bed-Stuy.
Michael brings many years of diverse managerial experience which include directing a key New York Citywide community health care program of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center, and most recently as Executive Director of the Jerome-Gun Hill BID and the Deputy Director of the Mosholu Preservation Corporation which manages several community and economic development programs throughout the northwest Bronx.
Michael holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Polytechnic University (now NYU Poly) and an MBA in Health Care Administration from Baruch College-Zicklin School of Business/Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is also a graduate of the NYC Department of Small Business Services – CORO Neighborhood Leadership Program.
Joyce Turner, Chairperson of the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID Board of Directors reflected, “We conducted a long and thorough search for a new executive and are just thrilled that Michael is as excited about joining the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID as we are about him. We expect that his prior BID and community experience along with his commitment will propel the BID to new levels of excellence. Michael’s first day was spent walking through the BID and meeting BID members as well as meeting “Cleaning Ambassadors” from the BID’s supplemental sanitation services team. We encourage all of our merchants, businesses and residents to welcome Michael to the neighborhood and to support the BID’s goals for enhanced commerce, cleanliness, beautification and safety.”
“As the Executive Director of the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District, I am very excited to return to Brooklyn where I once lived and went to school. As I’ve walked through the district, I have had the opportunity to meet and learn from many of those who built the BID through their years of hard work and dedication to this community. I look forward to engaging the BID’s many members and learning how the BID can best serve their needs. It gives me great pride to be a part of this dynamic Bedford-Stuyvesant community which I feel has endless opportunities.”
Michael, his wife of 20 years, and their two children reside in Queens.
The Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District (The BID) is located in central Brooklyn, New York. On March 30, 2009, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed legislation establishing the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District as the City’s 64th BID (67 BIDs in NYC as of June 2013).
The BID stretches 29 blocks (1.5 miles) west, along Fulton Street from Troy Avenue to Classon Avenue and South, across Nostrand Avenue from Halsey Street to Atlantic Avenue. The business district is easily accessible to Manhattan via the “A and C Trains” and to Long Island via the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). The Bed-Stuy Gateway BID is home to 443 properties and 373 businesses with an annual operating budget of $675k, primarily funding supplemental sanitation, streetscape improvements and district programming.