Merchant Association Development

We provide technical and marketing support to merchant associations on Bedford Avenue, Tompkins Avenue, Malcolm X Boulevard, and Avenue L.

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Bedford Avenue
Bedford Avenue has a lot to offer and new businesses are popping up all the time. We are working with local brokers and property owners to bring much-needed retailers to the street. For more information, click here.

For a list of Bedford Avenue Merchants and links to their websites, click here.


Tompkins Avenue
Tompkins Avenue is a charming, tree-lined street that is poised for great things. The Tompkins Avenue Merchants Association holds TAMAFest, a street fair, every summer as well as other events. To read one of the studies done about Tompkins, see Tompkins Retail Scan – LISC Metro Edge.

For a list of Tompkins Avenue Merchants and links to their websites, click here.


Malcolm X Boulevard
Malcolm X Boulevard has the potential to be a vital commercial corridor in Bed-Stuy. With Fulton Plaza and the Utica Avenue Subway Station at one end, thousands of pedestrians flood this area every day. However, few people venture up Malcolm X to shop for their daily needs. We are focusing on creating a commercial destination to draw people from inside and outside of the community. View some of the work that has been done to study Malcolm X over the past few years:
Creating pedestrian friendly neighborhoods around transportation – PPS
Creating Destinations – Reid Curry

For a list of Malcolm X Boulevard Merchants and links to their websites, click here.


Bridge Street Development Corporation is actively recruiting merchants in Canarsie to build a merchants association both on Avenue L and in the surrounding community.

For a list of Canarsie Merchants and links to their websites, click here.


For more information on our merchant associations or to find out how to get your business involved, contact Kenneth Mbonu at (718) 399-0146 ext. 119 or email