Image source: 82nd Street Partnership – the state of the historic buildings on 82nd Street

The NY Daily News reports that the 82nd Street Partnership, a local business improvement district, has been granted $50,000 to improve the 82nd Street business strip that spans Jackson Heights and Elmhurst. The grant originated with the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and their BID Challenge. This challenge was started in June 2012 and was only applicable to those BIDs with an operating budget of $1 million or less. 37 proposals were received and 7 grants were given.