Cities

Downtown Austin Alliance

Austin, Texas

As home to the world’s largest urban bat colony and statues of both Stevie Ray Vaughan and Willie Nelson, Downtown lies at the crossroads of wild and weird. A magical mix of entrepreneurs and artists means one-of-a-kind businesses, events and experiences flourish left and right.

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Services:

safety

outreach

parks

Number of Blocks 163 - Serving Since: 2016

Corpus Christi Downtown Management District

Corpus Christi, Texas

Located on the picturesque shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the Block by Block Clean Ambassadors work each day to ensure this visitor destination is always ready and welcoming!

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Services:

safety

cleaning

landscaping

Number of Blocks 60 - Serving Since: 2016

Centro Public Improvement District

San Antonio, Texas

Centro San Antonio helps accommodate downtown’s growing residential population, enhance its office and retail market, and position downtown as a premier convention and visitor destination. Through the efforts of the Centro Public Improvement District, we provide services and improvements to Downtown San Antonio. These services are in the form of Hospitality and Cleaning Ambassadors.

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Services:

hospitality

cleaning

outreach

landscaping

parks

placemaking

Number of Blocks 132 - Serving Since: 2009

Nashville Downtown Partnership

Nashville, Tennessee

Provide safety, cleaning, services for Nashville’s Downtown Central Business District, to include foot and bicycle security patrols and the use of mechanical cleaning equipment. The district covers 253 square blocks.

Block by Block also operates a parking circulator program in which we operate 32 parking shuttles.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

outreach

landscaping

parks

Number of Blocks 253 - Serving Since: 1999

Memphis Medical District Collaborative

Memphis, Tennessee

The Memphis Medical District Collaborative Ambassadors serve the area bordered by Poplar Avenue, 1-40, Vance Avenue, and Danny Thomas Boulevard between Downtown and Midtown. Ambassadors work to make this area more clean and safe by providing services such as landscaping, trash collection, mowing, and general hospitality.

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 50 - Serving Since: 2016

City of Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Providing supplemental cleaning and hospitality services for about 40 blocks along the main corridor of historic Myrtle Beach, a vacation destination.

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Services:

hospitality

cleaning

Number of Blocks 40 - Serving Since: 2020

City Center Partnership (Columbia)

Columbia, South Carolina

Provide Clean Team Ambassadors and Safety Guides to the downtown area, which is a 36 square block area. Assist the Columbia Police Department by “observing and reporting” criminal activity.  Provide specialized outdoor cleaning, both manual and mechanical.  Provide customer service to all visitors, residents and business workers and owners in specified area.  Ambassadors are also responsible for maintaining the streetscape of hanging baskets and planters throughout downtown.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

cleaning

landscaping

Number of Blocks 36 - Serving Since: 2002

Providence Downtown Improvement District

Providence, Rhode Island

Provide Environmental Maintenance, Supplemental Safety and Hospitality services. Duties include litter control, weed abatement, graffiti and handbill removal, safety visibility patrols, personal safety escorts, crime prevention, intervention with “Quality of Life” crimes, and general hospitality services. Oversees a significant landscaping program throughout downtown, which consists of in-ground plant boxes, hanging baskets and large planters.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

landscaping

Number of Blocks 87 - Serving Since: 2005

Sports Complex SSD (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Sports Complex Special Services District, or SCSSD for short, is non-profit corporation that serves approximately 9,000 residents living in 4,100 households surrounding the Sports Complex venues in South Philadelphia. SCSSD is engaged in a mission to: protect community interests, improve neighborhood quality of life and promote efficient operation of adjacent sports venues.

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Services:

cleaning

placemaking

Number of Blocks 91 - Serving Since: 2013

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Block by Block is responsible for the daily management and staffing of a nine person Safety Ambassador staff and a thirteen person Clean Team. Ambassadors are responsible for patrolling downtown Pittsburgh on foot or bicycle to serve as a visible deterrent to unwanted activity, work closely with the Pittsburgh Police and most importantly enhance the experience of those who live, work or visit in downtown. Cleaning Ambassadors are responsible for keeping downtown free of litter, weeds, and graffiti as well as carrying out tasks that improve the long term appearance in downtown.

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Services:

cleaning

outreach

parks

placemaking

Number of Blocks 88 - Serving Since: 2006

Oakland BID (Pittsburgh)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Discover Oakland, Pittsburgh’s most ethnically diverse and lively neighborhood. Prestigious universities and museums, world class hospitals, grand architecture, quaint coffee shops, international cuisine and specialty shops create the hustle and bustle found in Oakland. If you are planning a picnic in the park, an evening of gripping drama or if you are searching for that Picasso masterpiece, Oakland has it all!

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 20 - Serving Since: 2013

Greater Easton Development Partnership

Easton, Pennsylvania

Cleaning Ambassadors provide general cleaning services to include removal of litter, weeds, power washing and a strong focus on special projects. Safety Ambassadors patrol downtown to provide a visible deterrent, an additional reporting mechanism, as well as good will ambassador services on behalf of the city.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

cleaning

placemaking

Number of Blocks 20 - Serving Since: 2008

Diamond City Partnership (Wilkes-Barre)

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

The Diamond City Partnership (DCP) is Wilkes-Barre’s public-private alliance for downtown revitalization, serving as the custodian of our community’s vision for Downtown Wilkes-Barre. DCP was founded in 2001, when almost 1,000 citizens met in a series of public visioning sessions to craft strategies for a better Downtown. Today, those strategies are being implemented by DCP, a not-for-profit downtown management organization whose workplan is intended to improve the economic vitality and livability of Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

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Services:

cleaning

landscaping

Number of Blocks 21 - Serving Since: 2013

Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Look for their signature gold and blue uniforms, and come say hello to the SouthSide ambassadors. Here in South Bethlehem, our ambassadors pick up litter, remove graffiti, empty trash receptacles and remove weeds to keep the downtown clean. Safety patrols work directly with the local police to serve as a highly visible presence throughout strategic areas of the district. All of our SouthSide ambassadors provide energetic and personal hospitality to visitors with friendly greetings, directions, recommendations and assistance.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks 18 - Serving Since: 2014

University of Akron

Akron, Ohio

We know a prestigious university like The University of Akron requires a high-level of quality cleaning, safety and hospitality services, so we put special care into keeping the campus vibrant and welcoming for staff and students.

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Services:

safety

Number of Blocks 82 - Serving Since: 2014

Town Center at Levis Commons

Perrysburg, Ohio

In Northwest Ohio’s premier shopping destination, Block by Block maintains the common areas and provides a safety and hospitality patrol.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks 8 - Serving Since: 2018

Downtown Toledo Development Corporation

Toledo, Ohio

Provide Environmental Maintenance, Supplemental Safety and Hospitality services. Duties include litter control, weed abatement, graffiti and handbill removal, safety visibility patrols, personal safety escorts, crime prevention, intervention with “Quality of Life” crimes, and general hospitality services.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

placemaking

Number of Blocks 48 - Serving Since: 2006

Downtown Dayton Partnership

Dayton, Ohio

Provide Environmental Maintenance (Cleaning) and Supplemental Safety (Safety) to the downtown area.  Assist the Dayton Police Department by “observing and reporting” criminal activity.  Provide specialized outdoor cleaning services (manual and mechanical) to include litter patrols, graffiti and handbill removal, weed abatement, pressure washing, detailed cleaning of street furniture and minor landscaping.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks 88 - Serving Since: 2005

Downtown Cleveland Alliance

Cleveland, Ohio

Provide a wide variety of services to improve the climate of downtown. Safety Ambassadors provide a high level of visibility and customer service, while serving as additional ‘eyes and ears’ of the Cleveland Police. Cleaning Staff ensure the district not only remains free of litter, weeds and graffiti, but carries out a wide variety of tasks that improve long term perceptions. Block by Block also employs off-duty Cleveland police officers during all operating hours, as well as a Social Service Outreach coordinator, who provides services to the homeless of Downtown.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

outreach

landscaping

parks

placemaking

Number of Blocks 65 - Serving Since: 2006

Downtown Akron Partnership

Akron, Ohio

Safety Ambassadors patrol the 44 block area of Downtown Akron to serve as a deterrent through their visible presence. Ambassadors serving in the cleaning capacity are responsible for removing litter, weeds, and graffiti through manual and mechanical means. Additionally team members will work to deliver a wide variety of special projects to enhance the appearance of Downtown Akron. All Ambassadors regardless of assignment are responsible for going out of their way to provide hospitality and customer service to those they come into contact with.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks 44 - Serving Since: 2008

Downtown Fargo Business Improvement District

Fargo, North Dakota

Downtown Fargo Ambassadors work to improve, promote, and enhance the overall attractiveness and downtown appeal by providing hospitality, safety, and maintenance services for Downtown Fargo’s Business Improvement District (BID). A few specific duties include: litter control, weed abatement, graffiti removal, visibility and presence patrols, personal safety escorts, homeless outreach, and providing general hospitality services for all visitors, workers, business owners, and residents of Downtown Fargo. The BID program is the first of its kind in North Dakota; its primary goal is to make Downtown Fargo the “Coolest Place on Earth!”

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Services:

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks 20 - Serving Since: 2016

Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, North Carolina

The public is heavily involved in the ongoing development of beautiful Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, NC. The community plays a huge role in the various street events, arts, culture and recreation of the district.

Being able to engage the public everyday, help connect people to each other and to activities and ultimately, spread the community is an immensly rewarding experience for our ambassadors. We clean, protect and make ourselves available to let the district continue to naturally grow and flourish.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks 55 - Serving Since: 2013

Downtown Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina

Information to come.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

cleaning

landscaping

Number of Blocks 70 - Serving Since: 2020

Charlotte Center City Partners

Charlotte, North Carolina

Providing Safety, Hospitality and Outreach services to the heart of Uptown Charlotte and its surrounding wards.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

outreach

Number of Blocks 150 - Serving Since: 2018

Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID (NYC)

Brooklyn, New York

Three Block by Block Ambassadors work seven days a week to ensure that this mixed use dynamic neighborhood in the center of Brooklyn.

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 31 - Serving Since: 2017

Montague Street BID (NYC)

New York, New York

Since July 2012, Block by Block has provided sanitation, maintenance and graffiti-removal services to the three-block historic Montague Street Business Improvement District in Brooklyn Heights, NY.

Block by Block helps the Montague Street BID live out its mission of improving all aspects of the district, from beautifying the public area to supporting local and national retailers. We’re committed to helping make Montague Street a great place to work, live, and shop.

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 6 - Serving Since: 2012

Bed Stuy Gateway BID (NYC)

Brooklyn, New York

The Bed-Stuy Gateway is home to 400 businesses contained within nearly 500,000 square feet of retail space. The primary commercial district for Central Brooklyn, the Gateway’s identity is uniquely punctuated with African American, African, and Caribbean influences.

A ten minute walk for over 80,000 residents and twenty minutes from Manhattan by subway, Bed-Stuy Gateway is one of Brooklyn’s most prominent commercial and cultural focal points.

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 28 - Serving Since: 2013

Bay Ridge 5th Ave BID

Brooklyn, New York

Providing supplemental cleaning for over 20 blocks of Bay Ridge 5th Ave Business Improvement District, which serves 5th avenue, between 65th and 85th streets in Brooklyn, NY.

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 20 - Serving Since: 2020

82nd Street Partnership (NYC)

New York, New York

Block by Block provides sanitation, maintenance and graffiti removal services to the historic district of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst in Queens, New York.

The mission of the 82nd Street Partnership is to improve quality of life and support business growth by creating a cleaner, more welcoming and sustainable neighborhood for everyone.

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 8 - Serving Since: 2012

City of Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

City Solid Waste (Albuquerque) Program staffs approximately eight ambassadors and an operations manager. Ambassadors carry out duties, which address basic cleanliness issues, such as litter, graffiti, weeds, leaves, power washing and a wide variety of projects which change the outward environment of downtown Albuquerque. Safety Ambassadors patrol downtown two nights a week on foot as a visible deterrent to unwanted activity, observing, reporting and provide hospitality to the pedestrians visiting the area. All staff members are trained to be Ambassadors of downtown and are empowered to go out of their way to provide great service in an effort to shape positive perceptions of downtown.

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 86 - Serving Since: 2006