White Plains Business Improvement District

White Plains Featured in Daily News "Discover Westchester" Supplement

"Discover Westchester," The Daily News, June 12, 2016

Welcome to White Plains

As the tourism season kicks off, why not come and experience the entertainment, dining and shopping capital of Westchester County — White Plains, N.Y.? Located only 28 miles from midtown Manhattan, White Plains is easily reached by a 35-minute, express Metro North ride from Grand Central Station. If you prefer to drive, you can reach us by several thoroughfares including I-87, I-287, the Bronx River Parkway, the Sprain Parkway, the Hutchinson River Parkway or I-95. The train will leave you just a short walk from everything. That’s one of the great benefits of our highly accessible community and the reason why our downtown has a walk score of 95 (Walker’s Paradise) from Walkscore. com. Come shop on Mamaroneck Avenue or Main Street or in one of our regional malls, which are located within our downtown... Continue reading.

White Plains Business Improvement District

Founded in 1998, the White Plains Business Improvement District (WPBID) was formed to improve the general business climate and appearance of downtown White Plains. The WPBID is managed by the White Plains Downtown District Management Association, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. The WPBID encompasses approximately 20 blocks, 300 businesses and 5.8 million square feet of commercial and retail space. The WPBID operates three major programs: street cleaning and beautification, special events and marketing and business promotion... Continue reading.

An Urban Center With Suburban Comfort

White Plains can best be described as an urban center with suburban comfort. It is a diverse and lively city with great residential neighborhoods surrounding a vibrant urban core. The 2014 resident population is estimated at just over 58,000. Third quarter 2014 employment data from the NYS Department of Labor shows that there are 2,393 businesses employing over 39,000 workers in the downtown area. Eighty five percent of all downtown employment is concentrated in the retail trade, finance and insurance, professional services, health services, educational services and public administration. This is not surprising given the malls, department stores, restaurants, hotels, retail stores and government buildings that are located downtown. As the county seat, White Plains is home to numerous federal, state and county offices and courts. The city’s health institutions are second to none, with such prestigious institutions as White Plains Hospital, NY Presbyterian Hospital, Burke Rehabilitation Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery calling White Plains home... Continue reading.

Ways to appreciate the arts in White Plains

White Plains has a plethora of entertainment, arts and cultural offerings for a mid-sized city. In addition to the many pubs and restaurants, which feature bands and comedians from the tri-state area, the city is home to a performing arts center, playgroup theater and ArtsWestchester, which in addition to hosting its own visual and performing arts events and programs, supports arts groups throughout Westchester County... Continue reading.

Major development projects approved

The City of White Plains is currently undertaking a planning study to explore redevelopment opportunities in the downtown White Plains’ transit district, which includes the Metro-North station, the Westchester County Bee-Line Bus station, a regional bus station and the surrounding area. The goal is to develop a visionary, yet realistic, strategy for redevelopment that includes the following... Continue reading.

Read the full "Discover Westchester" Supplement from The Daily News.