The Grand Central Partnership (GCP) manages one of the world’s oldest, busiest, and largest Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) on behalf of the Grand Central District Management Association. GCP serves approximately 70 square blocks in Midtown Manhattan surrounding Grand Central Terminal, the landmark transportation hub and destination. A nonprofit organization, GCP is now in its second quarter century of delivering supplemental public safety, sanitation, capital improvements, maintenance, horticultural displays, business support, and visitor services. Financed by special assessments on the area’s properties, the BID operations are provided under a renewable contract with the City of New York.
Midtown Manhattan property owners and businesses created the Grand Central Partnership (GCP) in the mid-1980s during a period of marked physical and economic deterioration citywide. Once in place, GCP developed a comprehensive plan to specifically revitalize the neighborhood surrounding Grand Central Terminal. Our success since that time is frequently cited worldwide as a model for how citycenters can undergo a remarkable resurgence, with GCP providing the impetus for an urban makeover that is nothing short of extraordinary.
A reborn neighborhood aesthetic and cleaner, safer streets have spurred private investment and driven pedestrian traffic into our Midtown Manhattan area. New life has been breathed into a central business district that was once teetering on the brink of disaster.
Today, more than a quarter million office workers in some of the world’s largest corporations spend their business day in the greater Grand Central neighborhood. Our programs and services continue to contribute to record-low crime rates and unmatched ratings for neighborhood cleanliness, all of which attract visitors from around the world, 365 days a year. Together with our public and private partners, GCP has made sure that the premier global business destination is right here in Midtown Manhattan.