Friday, August 1, 2014

News Round-Up

Some Park Slope headlines, in case you missed them this week. Have a great weekend!

Join the 78th Precinct for the National Night Out Against Crime [Park Slope Stoop]

Seven Story Apartment Building Coming to 5th Ave [South Slope News]

M&S Prime Meats to Close In August, Russo's Taking Over the Space [Here's Park Slope]

I'm So Park Slope [FIPS]

Excelsior excised! Park Slope gay bar closing after 15 years [Brooklyn Paper]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Logos on Display

As you might have heard (or noticed while visiting this site) the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID announced the winner of its logo contest back in early July.

As part of the process, the other contestants were asked to allow their entries to be displayed in a slideshow at the BID's office, which also happens to be an art gallery known as the Ground Floor Gallery. It is located at 343 Fifth Street, just above Fifth Avenue. 

The slideshow is on a 19" flat screen monitor located near the gallery desk. Drop by, check out the logos and view the current "Staycation" show. 

The BID Office is generally open from 9-2 (M-F) and on Thursday-Sunday the Gallery stays open until 6pm.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Improved Cleaning and Graffiti Removal

Fifth Avenue will be getting cleaner, starting this summer, thanks to a new initiative by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID.

Litter removal crews have been beefed up in the southern end of the avenue (9-18th Street) and graffiti will be removed or covered on all public pieces along the avenue (light posts, mail boxes, etc.) twice a week.

If you have any questions or concerns about the cleanliness of the avenue or if you spot some graffiti that needs attention, please feel free to email the BID at

Please note that the cleaning crew does not work on Tuesday or Thursday, which might explain a trash or graffiti condition that you are seeing.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Give Pure Essentials a Try!

Pure Essentials, a new family owned and operated health and beauty store on Fifth Avenue, has actually been a part of the Park Slope community for years with their 7th Avenue location (189 7th Avenue). If you haven't dropped by their Fifth Avenue outpost yet, they have great everyday products for children and adults, organic hair and skin care lines, as well as some surprises sprinkled throughout! 

Come down to their 234 Fifth Avenue shop (Between Carroll and President) and mention this post and you will receive 10% off your purchase!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Photos from South Slope Summer Strolls, Part 2

Wow, we sure are getting lucky with the weather for Summer Strolls! Lots of folks came out on Friday night to celebrate summer and to take in some free, outdoor Shakespeare. Check out the photos by Erika Clark here.

Summer Strolls will be taking a couple of weeks off while we prepare to move it to the North Slope, between Sterling and Dean Streets. Mark your calendars for August 15th and 22nd, 5-9 pm!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Staycation Alert: Summer Strolls and Garden Movies!

If you are stuck in town this weekend, enjoy your staycation the right way by joining us on Fifth Avenue!


Summer Strolls returns to the South Slope at 5:00 pm with:

 -A live performance of Romeo and Juliet by South Brooklyn Shakespeare at 7 pm between 17th and 18th Streets (bring a blanket or a chair)
- Music by Molly Tigre in front of Camelia (12th St)
-Street Chess
-Amusements by Puppetry Arts 
-Face Painting and kids games and activities
 -Rock Climbing Wall by Brooklyn Boulders
-Wet fun with an open hydrant at Prospect and Fifth
-Vintage Cars
-and much much more!

Saturday Night:

A series two outdoor movies at the GreenSpace@President Street (located at Fifth Avenue and President Street) begins!

Saturday, July 26
Tarzan Triumphs

Saturday, August 16
A Pain in the Ass

Bring your own chairs and the movies are cancelled in the case of rain.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Welcome Ocean Fish Market!

Park Slope's Fifth Avenue is happy to welcome Ocean Fish Market, formerly of 7th Avenue and 3rd Street (where it had a very dedicated following)! The new shop, which is located at 413 5th Avenue, just opened this week and will have an official Grand Opening on Saturday, July 26th with special discounts all day.

Ocean Fish Market will be open Monday - Saturday, 8:30am-7:30pm and Sunday 9:00am-6:30pm, making it the perfect spot to pick up sushi lunch and fresh fish for dinner!