SBIDC’s Annual Holiday Party!

December 03, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the board and staff of Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp. to kick off a festive holiday season and celebrate a great year!

The Bell House
149 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), Brooklyn, NY 11215

Admission is free but you must RSVP! SPACE IS LIMITED! For more information, email or call 718-965-3100 ext. 105.

Thanks to our generous sponsor!


Accounting for Entrepreneurs

November 05, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
SBIDC: 241 41st Street, 2nd Fl, Brooklyn NY 11231

This workshop will be an intro/refresher on key accounting strategies and will cover common accounting issues faced by entrepreneurs–including tax structures, financing options and how to prepare financial statements that can help raise capital.  Businesses will have the opportunity to asks specific questions and get advise on their practices. SBIDC is proud to co-host this event with Wiss & Co. 

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Business Resiliency Workshop

December 08, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Prepare yourself and your business for emergencies!
SBIDC and the department of Small Business Services will host a workshop on December 8th to help you prepare your business for emergencies.
As a business owner in New York City, you face many challenges that can impact your operations and assets. From gas leaks and fires, to major storms and flooding, you are constantly manging risks.
What you will learn:
  • How to stay in business:  Identify your key business functions, employees, and documents.
  • How to protect your investments:  Understand how to protect your assets and navigate insurance processes.
  • How to be ready for action: Create an emergency plan for your business and your employees

SBIDC’s Annual Fall Mixer!

September 30, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join your fellow Southwest Brooklyn industrial and manufacturing business owners and the board and staff of Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp. for an evening of casual socializing and networking, along with the opportunity to learn about ultrafast internet connectivity in Southwest Brooklyn brought to you by Stealth Communications and NYC EDC!

Admission is free but you must RSVP!

Directions to Sims — The facility is located on the 29th Street Pier (2nd Avenue and 29th Street is the closest intersection). Drive to the end of 29th Street — you will see a security booth as you enter the facility. There is ample free parking.

By subway take the R to 25th Street or the D, N, or R to 36th Street. Walk to 29th Street then down towards the water. Walk all the way down to the end of 29th Street where you see the security booth leading into the Sims property. The event will be held on the 2nd floor of in the administration building in the Recycling Education Center, located near the rear of the property on the right, near the water.

Need more information? Call us at 718-965-3100 or email

Thanks to our sponsor!



And to our hosts!


SBA Financing & NYCIDA Incentive Seminar

July 28, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Industry City, 274 36th street, Suite 2A, Brooklyn NY 11232

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation invites you to join us for a seminar on NYCIDA incentives and SBA financing to grow your business.  This educational event is designed to provide businesses with information about the opportunities for reducing the costs of operating in New York City, along with how the SBA loan process may be beneficial to your business needs.

Guest Speakers:

Linda Zou, Senior Vice President – NYBDC

Tida Infahsaeng, Project Manager – NYCIDA

Dennis Son, FVP & NY SBA Manager – BBCN Bank

Red Hook Walks, A Street Fair on Van Brunt!

July 18, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Van Brunt Street

SBIDC presents Red Hook Walks, a street fair on Van Brunt Street that extends between Visitation Place and Van Dyke Street.

Groove to live music coordinated by Sunny’s Bar and Jalopy Theatre and School of Music; learn how to weld at She Weld’s welding workshop; stretch and bend at an outdoor community yoga class; play in an open fire hydrant; enjoy sidewalk cafes and relax on a stretch of grass in the street!

We would like to thank the Department of Transportation (DOT) and NYC Small Business Services (SBS) for sponsoring Red Hook Walks, and most importantly thank you to our community partners and local businesses for the collaboration and collective planning of this event!

Red Hook Residents: when you get to Red Hook Walks, don’t forget to participate in our Promote Your Local Business Photo Contest! To win a snazzy Red Hook Walks t-shirt, snap a photo of yourself with five of your favorite local businesses and tweet it to @SWBrooklyn using the hashtag #RedHookWalks. Stop by SBIDC at 402 Van Brunt St to pick up your t-shirt while supplies last July 18—August 30th!

If you are a business and would like to participate, help sponsor Red Hook Walks, or have questions, please contact Jesse Solomon ( or fill out this participation form:

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Tour De Brooklyn Finish Festival

June 07, 2015
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Erie Basin Park, Next to Ikea

Come enjoy the day in sunny Red Hook for the Tour De Brooklyn Finish Festival! The Tour De Brooklyn is a bike tour that starts and ends in Red Hook’s Erie Basin Park, right next to Ikea. This year, the Finish Festival will include local crafts and food for sale, as well as a bike jumble: a large bike market in the park. After you explore the park, come stroll through the neighborhood and check out some of the local businesses offering discounts! A list of businesses offering sales can be found in the pictures below.

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SBIDC Promotes Local Businesses at Red Hook Crit

April 25, 2015
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Red Hook Cruise Terminal

SBIDC is supporting and promoting local businesses in Red Hook this week by promoting them during one of Red Hook’s most famous events: the Red Hook Criterium. The Red Hook Criterium (Crit) is the world’s premier track bike race featuring professional road racers, track specialists, bike messengers and urban cyclists competing over multiple laps around a fast technical circuit, and it happens right here in the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal!

Some of the businesses we work with will be providing specials during the race, including special Crit sandwiches from Fort Defiance, locally brewed beer from Sixpoint Brewery, and a host of local food vendors!

This is a great event that brings people from all over the world to Red Hook. SBIDC helped publish a special version of our Red Hook Visitor’s Guide for Crit spectators to come visit the vibrant and diverse businesses in Red Hook. Check out our new guide and come spend the day in Red Hook this Saturday: Red Hook Crit Visitors Guide 2015!

Sunset Swing 2015!

May 26, 2015
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Pioneer Works: Center for Art and Innovation; 159 Pioneer Street (between Van Brunt and Conover Streets) Red Hook, Brooklyn

Come celebrate with SBIDC at our annual fundraiser, Sunset Swing! Enjoy a night of lively music, dancing, and delicious food, and allow us to thank you for helping to make the good work we do possible!

We are proud to honor

Architectural Grille
Li-lac Chocolates
Greg O’Connell, Sr.

Frank C. Spinner, Jr. Public Service Award Honoree
Manufacture NY

Thank you to our generous sponsors! Click here to see a list.

To purchase your tickets, a journal ad or sponsor this exciting event, please click the button below!

Request For Proposals: Litter Basket Manufacturing

January 21, 2015
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM


SBIDC has entered into an agreement with New York City Council to oversee the design, manufacturing and placement of 10 litter baskets in three neighborhoods in Council District 38: Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace, and Red Hook, Brooklyn. SBIDC seeks a qualified local vendor to manufacture the litter baskets.

Scope of Services:

SBIDC will evaluate the best responses and choose the most qualified local vendor. 10 litter baskets will be completed. Each litter basket will have a distinct neighborhood name fabricated within them. The distribution of the litter baskets will be as follows: two in Red Hook, two in Windsor Terrace, two in Sunset Park (4th Ave.), two in Sunset Park (5th Ave.), and two in Sunset Park (8th Ave.).

Timeline/Services Schedule:

Proposals should be submitted by January 21, 2015, COB. Contractor shall provide all services and complete any and all deliverables within New York City’s current  Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015).

Source of Funding:

New York City Council Tax Levy Discretionary Contract Funding


Interested parties should contact David Meade, Executive Director, SBIDC: or 718 965-3100 ext. 108