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Your Business Here on Washington AvenueWashington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association (WAPHA) is actively looking to improve the retail mix along Washington Avenue to better serve the neighborhood, and to strengthen the avenue’s small businesses. WAPHA is working with merchants to create a vibrant commercial corridor full of sustainable businesses.
Join the Washington Avenue commercial corridor, gateway to the Heart of Brooklyn cultural campus, and take advantage of the more than 10 million annual visits:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Public Library
Prospect Park Zoo
In a recent survey of cultural visitors, 9 out of 10 combined their visits with shopping and dining.
OpportunityRetail leakage is over $650 million, providing endless opportunities for potential businesses (Esri 2010).
Occupied Housing Units (within 1 mile of Washington Avenue):
|Median Household Income||$50,430|
Full Service Restaurants: 2010 Market Potential
|Supply (Actual Sales)||$74,501,082|
Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores: 2010 Market Potential
|Supply (Actual Sales)||$58,001,974|
Community AssociationThe Washington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association promotes and supports community initiatives in the Prospect Heights neighborhood. Working with city and local agencies and other civic organizations, WAPHA is dedicated to furthering the interests of merchants, residents and property owners. Initiatives include:
- Advocacy for Community Development
- Marketing and Special Events
- Newsletter and Communications
- Street Tree Beautification
- Technical Assistance
Streetscape ImprovementThe Washington Avenue corridor is located between Eastern Parkway and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Since its inception, WAPHA has facilitated:
- Street Tree Planting and Beautification
- Bike Rack Installations
- Avenue Banners
- Graffiti Removal
AccessibilityUtilized by over 9,000 vehicles daily, Washington Avenue is served by 6 major subways and 4 bus lines within a one-mile radius – totaling over 150,000 riders weekly ( Esri 2010, MTA Statistics 2009).
Small Business Assistance & Financial ResourcesAccion
Brooklyn Business Library
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation
Business Outreach Center Network, Inc.
New York Business Development Corporation
NYC Business Solutions
NYC Department of Small Business Services
NYC Financial Network Action Consortium
New York State Small Business Information
New York Workforce One Centers
Small Business Resource Center at the New York Public Library
United States Small Business Administration
Women’s Venture Fund