The Fordham BID Business Improvement District, formed in 2005, is a not-for-profit local development organization founded in 2005. Our primary mission is to foster, promote and grow our world-class businesses, cultural and educational facilities, residence and retailers.

Managing the Fordham Road Business Improvement District (BID) covers maintenance and sanitation conditions, provide business assistance and development services, security, facilitating the construction of public spaces and streetscapes that promote an active and cohesive community, environmental improvement for existing and new business, promote Fordham Road’s cultural assets and importance and engaging with our diverse community.

Our services

Our BIDs provide supplementary sanitation and public safety services, marketing support, placemaking events at our public plazas, and streetscape improvement and beautification.

Services we provide:
  • Snow removal
  • Landscaping
  • Public plazas
  • Events
  • Sanitation
  • Public Safety
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Workforce Development
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Our Staff

Wilma Alonso – Executive Director

Wilma is not only responsible for establishing the Fordham Road BID in 2005 but also the heart and soul of our organization and a city-wide known advocate for the improvement of our community. With more than 20 years of experience in non-for-profit organization, Wilma’s experience and knowhow are the thriving force behind the direction the Fordham Road BID will go in the next 5-10 years.

Daniel Bernstein – Deputy Director

Daniel Bernstein, Deputy Director of the Fordham Road Business Improvement District (BID), assisted in the BID’s start-up in 2005.

Oscar Alvaro – Marketing and Community Specialist

BID Board of Directors

David Rose
Chairman, (Automotive Reality)
Class A
Jason Mizrahi
Vice Chair (Original Product Corp.)
Class A
Donald Simon
Vice-Secretary (Monroe College)
Class A
Property Owners
William Colona, Fordham University Class A
Melissa Davis, New York Public Library, Bronx Library Center Class A
Frank DeLeonardis, 2477-2487 Webster Avenue Class A
Michael Hirschhorn, Jenel Management Corp. Class A
Alan Jemal, Jem Realty Management Class A
Samuel Jemal, Fordham Associates, LLP Class A
Story Hess, RPAI US Management, LLC Class A
Commercial Tenants
Government / Elected Officials & Representatives
Angelos Kontos, NYC Department of Small Business Services Class D
Rafael Roges, Bronx Borough President’s Office Class D
Angel Vazquez, NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres’ Office Class D
Khadim Niang, NYC Comptroller's Office Class D
Non-Voting Community Members
Kenneth Brow, Community Board 5 Class E
John Sanchez, Community Board 6 Class E
Ischia Bravo, Community Board 7 Class E

Annual Reports


Our Sponsors