The Peekskill Business Improvement District (“BID”) works to promote the growth and development of downtown Peekskill as an attractive place to live and do business through business recruitment and retention, capital improvements, marketing and promotions, beautification and clean efforts, event creation and support, and advocacy for small businesses.
While the BID serves all property owners, commercial tenants and residents within the district only registered members may vote, elect and serve as members of the BID’s Board of Directors. If you reside, own property or a business in the district and wish to register as a member, visit here to fill out your registration.
In September 1609, Henry Hudson anchored his ship, the Halfe Moon, along a bay on the Hudson River outside of what would become the City of Peekskill. His first mate described in the ship log the location as a “very pleasant place to build a town.” It was to become among the first Dutch trading posts.
Peekskill has always been known as an industrial center – a city that makes things. The mills of Peek’s Creek provided essential gunpowder, leather, planks, and flour for the fight for American independence. The area is also known for its prominence as a maker of brick pavers, iron plows and stoves—many of which were transported West to fuel the settling of America. Peekskill is also known for the invention of Crayola Crayons at the Peekskill Chemical Company and the Fleishman Factory made yeast used across the country.