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BPC People – Nidia Blake-Reeder

Nidia Blake-Reeder
Title: Director of Event Coordination & Management
Favorite BPC Spot- Esplanade

Nidia Reeder was born and raised in Limón, Costa Rica, where from an early age she had a passion for learning. As a young student she would attend public school in the morning, and spend her afternoons studying English taught by the elders in her community. In the sixth grade she moved to New York where after high school she continued her education at Kingsborough Community College and MTI Business School.

Nidia joined the BPCA in August of 1990, working for the Vice President of Affirmative Action, Mario Torres, who played an important role in developing BPCA’s Minority and Women Owned Enterprise program. In her additional role as field monitor, Nidia was tasked with reporting and monitoring various quality of life issues within the community. In 2011, Nidia continued her role as an assistant and began managing the permit process for BPCA events. In 2015, she was promoted to Director of Event Coordination and Management, where she oversees all permits issued within Battery Park City.

Each year, Nidia typically coordinates and oversees more than 200 events including birthday parties, wedding ceremonies, film shoots, and various memorial walks & runs. Some prominent events she and her team are currently working on include an Irish Centenary celebration organized in coordination with the Consulate General of Ireland in New York to be held on April 24th in Wagner Park and Pier A Plaza, as well as the return of the America’s Cup sailing to New York with a World Series regatta taking place May 6-8 out of the North Cove Marina.

Throughout the years, Nidia has become one of the greatest advocates for Battery Park City as she welcomes people from across the world that cannot help but fall in love with the neighborhood’s remarkable landscape. When she’s not busy processing permit applications and organizing events, Nidia enjoys listening to her favorite tunes, such as gospel, salsa, jazz, and R&B or taking a walk along the Esplanade.

If you would like to apply for a permit, please visit: https://bpca.ny.gov//apply/permits/?selected_id=334
Or call 212-417-2000 for more information.

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