Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

-from the merchants along Fifth Avenue and the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID. We'll see you on Small Business Saturday!

Here are some last-minute Thanksgiving ideas on Fifth.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Last-Minute Ideas for Thanksgiving

In between getting our new lights and holiday tree up, we managed to travel along the BID and find some things happening in the for Thanksgiving on Fifth! The list will probably grow, but here goes:
200 Fifth: Hosting their annual  Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner

Alchemy (56 Fifth Avenue): Serving their regular menu plus a turkey dinner, 12-9

Benchmark (339 2nd Street): Serving a 3-course prix fixe menu, $70

Los Politos 2 (148 Fifth Avenue): Serving Brunch 11 - 4 and prix fixe dinner (wine, appetizer and entree' for only $22)

Brooklyn Porridge Co. (741 Union Street): Making a lot of great sides and desserts for Thanksgiving. It might be too late to order but maybe there is extra to pick up last minute?

The Chocolate Room (51 Fifth Avenue): it's too late to pre-order their fabulous desserts, but that doesn't mean you can't pick something up today before hitting the road!

Picado Y Vino (327 Fifth Avenue): Open 12-3

ACME Wine and Spirits (487 Fifth Avenue): Open 11- 3. Offering a special Thanksgiving 4-Pack of wine for $49

Both Fleischers  (192 Fifth Avenue) and Russo's (312 Fifth Avenue) were offering turkeys by order, but it might be too late. Check with them, just in case, if you are interested. They have the good stuff!

Plus, many of our bars will be open all night. Freddy's (12 pm - 4 am) and South (7 pm - 4 am) will be available to turn the South Slope's Thanksgiving into a party!

If you are visiting a friend's house, don't forget the flowers from great 5th Avenue shops like ZuZu's Petals, Blooms on Fifth and Jasmine Floral Designs.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dining Small at Bogota Latin Bistro with the SBA


The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) will be promoting Small Business Saturday today with visits to an independent shop in Manhattan (#shopsmall) and Bogota Latin Bistro for lunch (#dinesmall). SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will be joined by SBA Regional Administrator Kellie LeDet, NYC Deputy Mayor Alicia Green and others for a special meal and tour.

Congrats to George and Farid for this honor! Go Fifth Avenue! #theother5th

Monday, November 24, 2014

This Week: Small Business Saturday and Tree Lighting!

This Saturday, November 29th is Small Business Saturday, the big day to #shopsmall for the holiday season!

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (Dean - 18th Street) is the place to be, with over 500 small stores, bars and restaurants to explore!  The Daily News agrees! Come on down to Fifth and support our local businesses!

Make sure to join us for a special tree lighting ceremony at the corner of 5th Avenue and 3rd Street (S'Nice). The event starts at 6:30 and includes, music, treats, crafts and more!

  • Hot Chocolate from S'Nice 
  • Cookies donated by Tabeel 
  • Marshmallows from Du Jour Bakery 
  • Songs by Amy Miles and Caroling by Opera on Tap 
  • Puppet performances and activities by Puppetry Arts 
  • Ornament making with NY Kids Club 
  • Popcorn by Popcorn Love 
  • Belgian Mini-Brownies from Le Pain Quotidien 
  • Plus a special visit from Santa Claus and Frosty!

Check out the video that American Express created about last year's events:

Friday, November 21, 2014

News Round-Up

Aperitivo Closes, Henri on Fifth Moving In [Here's Park Slope]

NuNu Chocolates Cafe Tap Room Now Open on 5th Avenue [Park Slope Stoop]

4th - 9th Subway Station Pop-Up Installation Moved Because Scaffolding is Coming Down [South Slope News]

Tree Lighting Announcement [NY Daily News]

Just over a week until the 5th Avenue Tree Lighting ceremony!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Pies at Freddy's?

What's Thanksgiving without pie, right? If you eat gluten-free, this Thanksgiving you'll have lots of tasty pie choices, thanks to Levine's General Store, Krumville Bakeshop and Freddy's Bar!

Choices include:

*Maple Pumpkin Pie
*Apple Cranberry Pie
*The Chana Chickpea & Curry Yum Pie appetizer empanadas
*The Knishka Potato & Kale Yum Pie appetizer empanadas
Gluten-Free. Taste-Full.

Order online by Friday, November 21, 2014 and pick up your pies Tues. Nov. 25 or Wed. Nov. 26 at Freddy's Bar (627 5th Avenue), Storefront below Idlewild Books (12 West 19th Street Manhattan) or Espresso 77 Cafe (410 7th Avenue Park Slope Brooklyn)!

Interested? Hurry and order your gluten-free pies here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Reminder: Holiday Tree Lighting November 29th!

Join us for a special tree lighting ceremony at the corner of 5th Avenue and 3rd Street (S'Nice). The event starts at 6:30 and includes, music, treats, crafts and more!
Hot Chocolate from S'Nice
Cookies donated by Tabeel
Marshmallows from Du Jour Bakery
Songs by Amy Miles and Caroling by Opera on Tap
Puppet performances by Puppetry Arts
Activities by NY Kids Club
Popcorn by Popcorn Love
Plus a special visit from Santa Claus and Frosty!