Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Snow Day!

Well, NYC dodged a winter bullet overnight as the blizzard moved more to the east than expected. The travel ban is over and subways and trains are coming back online.  NYC Public Schools are still closed so...SNOW DAY!

Also, the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID rescheduled it's January Board Meeting to Wednesday, February 25 at 9:30 am at Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn. Hopefully we won't have another blizzard hit the area at the end of next month!

Photo by Erika Clark

Monday, January 26, 2015

Major Sample Sale at Eleven

Eleven Consignment Boutique is gearing up for a big post-snowstorm sale this weekend (January 31st - February 1st) at their 71 Fifth Avenue location. All brands will be 70% off!

You won't want to miss it! Plus, let's face it,  you are really going to want to get out and walk Fifth Avenue after several days of terrible weather this week.

Friday, January 23, 2015

News Round-Up

Park Slope Planner: The Best Events January 22-25 [Park Slope Stoop]

Drink Beers Support Bunnies [South Slope News]

Open for Business: Miti Miti Taperia [Here's Park Slope]

In rumbling color: Gowanus subway tracks backdrop of light show [Brooklyn Paper]

Photo of 9th Street bet 5th and 6th Ave's in 1941 via Al Ponte's Time Machine - New York

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Next Park Slope 5th Avenue BID Meeting

UPDATE: The meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 25th, 9:30 am at Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn. The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID Board of Directors will be meeting on Wednesday, January 28th at 9:30 am at Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn  (256 5th Avenue). If you have time, we'd love to see you there! It's open to the public. Come on down and see what's happening on #theother5th!

Please RSVP via info@parkslopefifthavenuebid.com so that we can be sure to have enough coffee and bagels for you!


1) Welcome
2) Guest Speaker: Car2Go
3) Minutes
4) Financial Report
5) Audit Report
6) Presentation of Past/Upcoming Activities
7) Open Forum/Questions

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Advanced Social Media Course!

Now that the holiday season is over, it's time to get back to business...courses!

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID has partnered with NYC Business Solutions and Park Slope Parents to host a variety of business-related courses and networking opportunities. NYC Business Solutions are providing instructors and Park Slope Parents are offering the courses to their network of 5,000 families, many of whom own home-grown businesses and are, of course, BID customers! All courses are $10 and held at the Old Stone House on our own Fifth Avenue. 

**Advanced Social Media**

Our next small business course for merchants is coming up on Tuesday February 10th from 6.30-9.00pm at The Old Stone House.

This course will teach you advanced strategies on how to develop and manage an effective online strategy using web technologies and social media. SIGN UP HERE .

Do you have a small business in the area or in your home? Feel free to join us on the 10th!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dine with Pride at Bogota Latin Bistro

Yeah, it's winter, but spring is coming up quickly! It's time to start planning for (and raising funds for) big spring events like Brooklyn Pride Week!

Interested in helping out while having a great time? Brooklyn Pride, Inc. invites you to a night of eating, drinking and community building at their next Dine with Pride event at Bogota Latin Bistro in Park Slope. Bogota will donate a portion of their proceeds for Tuesday, February 3rd to Brooklyn Pride. They are open from 11am-11pm, so come by for lunch or dinner. Be sure to mention Brooklyn Pride for your special gift!

For more information, go to the Facebook event page.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What's open and closed?

Post offices
City, state and federal offices
Public schools

Also, there is no garbage or recycling collection and Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended (meter rules are in effect).

Fifth Avenue shops that are normally open on Monday will be open today.