Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother's Day Gifts and Fun on Fifth

From meticulous planning to last minute panic, 5th Ave has everything you need to spoil mom this Sunday. Here are some ideas:

Say it with Flowers

Zuzu's Petals

Blooms on Fifth
Ready to put together and deliver a custom made bouquet or just go in and pick up a ready made bunch! Last minute orders welcome.
431 5th Ave

Zuzu’s Petals
It's almost Mother's Day. Have you ordered? Taking late orders, so don't panic!
374 5th Ave

Jasmine's Floral Designs
Full with beautiful bouquets and cut flowers, Jasmine's has what you need for Mother's Day and more, with teddy bears and other items.
543 5th Ave
Pink Olive


Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store
Cards, gifts and fun items.
232 5th Ave

Pink Olive
Lots of options in Pink Olive for mom. Handmade decor and artwork amongst many gift ideas. And cards if you didn't get around to making one!
167 5th Ave

Sensual gifts for mom, but Dad should perhaps give them to her after the kids are in bed. 20% off when you buy 5 or more items this weekend.
557 5th Avenue
718 788-6969

Items of Interest
Beautiful home goods, unusual items and lovely pieces mom would like.
60 5th Ave
718 404-9185

Pilates for Mommies; prenatal, postnatal, motherhood and beyond! Pop in and get a gift certificate.
150 5th Ave
718 622-6222


D'mai Urban Spa
"Mom deserves the best"! Gift certificate specials.
157 5th Ave
Pure Bistro

Food and Drinks

Pure Bistro
Happy Hour maybe all the pampering you need for mom and the kids can have a burger and fresh smoothies.
88 5th Ave
718 622-5314

Special mother's day brunch from 10-3pm.
329 2nd Street, just off 5th Ave
718 965-7040

Bogota Latin Bistro 
141 Fifth Avenue
Miti Miti 
138 Fifth Avenue
A special, robust Mother's Day menu at Bogota and lots of delicious plates to share with
mom at Miti Miti.
Reservations highly recommended.
718 230-3805
718 230-3760

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

LuLu's Then and Now Moving Sale

As you may know, LuLu's Then and Now is moving out of its Fifth Avenue space this week. Sad news for Fifth Avenue, we know, but good news for Park Slope because they are moving to a brand new, bigger space at 187 4th Avenue, near Sackett Street, complete with a large kids play space!

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-6pm, drop by their Fifth Avenue space one more time and save 50-80% at their final Moving Sale. Clothing, toys, accessories and more are still available! Don't miss it!

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair: 2 Weeks Away!

The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair is just about 2 weeks away! 

Sunday, May 17th 12 - 6 pm on Fifth Avenue between Sterling Place and 12th Street.

Highlights include:

- Fifth Avenue’s destination restaurants and bars with outdoor tables and chairs serving their renowned local food, wine and beer.

-  Our charming boutiques and shops will also set up tables and racks outdoors in front of their storefronts

- A new special "Art Walk" section between 1st and 2nd Streets that features local artists curated by local Fifth Avenue artist Jonathan Blum.

- A stage in front of NY Kids Club featuring a performance from The Urban Children's Choir, the Brooklyn Music Factory and more!

- Other local features include a Vintage Car Show courtesy of Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn, plus collectibles, rides, antiques, crafts and family fun!

Interested in being a vendor at the fair? Download the application here.
Artists and Artisans email Jonathan Blum for more information at .

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bagel Pub on 9th St - a Hidden Gem on #theother5th

Bagel Pub, located on 9th Street near Fifth Avenue, serves up fresh bagels, yes,  but so much more. I met with Lauren Kotsis, who owns the store with her husband. They live in Park Slope.

You'll find Bagels, panini, wraps, fresh juices and to my surprise, "make your own salad". The kettle cup bagels are baked on site and can be filled however you like. Lauren tells me that they are happy to customize anything on the menu.

The Bagel Pub doesn't strike me as your typical store and Lauren agrees with me. They play music that people can enjoy sitting and relaxing to.  The high tin ceilings and fan make if feel like a high end restaurant. There's not a huge amount of seating, but in the warmer months the front is open to the hustle and bustle of 9th St. Another surprise was the gorgeous backyard, which is huge and extremely quiet. Lauren says they just opened it after the winter and it needs some spring cleaning but people were already outside enjoying it on my visit.

Lauren feels it's important to know your customers and absorb their feedback. She told me she has many loyal customers and because of this she tries to keep the prices as affordable as possible. Quality staff and friendly, professional service are also high on her agenda.

As the store is near the 9th St Subway station, they get a lot of customers coming for breakfast. They do a lot of catering and offer specials like kid's lunch, as well.

It was an absolute pleasure to meet Lauren. I found out her father owns a store on #theother5th too, J and Y Upholstery, on the corner of 15th St. Now I know where she gets her entrepreneurial spirit from.

Bagel Pub, 287 9th St between 4th and 5th Avenues
718 499-4402 or order online.

Joanna Tallantire

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dizzy's on 5th is not just a Diner

Have you been into Dizzy's on 5th Ave lately? Well you should! The room in the back has been used for events and brunch overflow, but it's had a facelift. "The Room" as it's now called, has been transformed into a warm cosy area, with album covers on the wall and a full bar. There are weekly performances in the evening of comedy and live music. You can see what's coming up on their website listing.

The Room is also a great place for other events, whether for the community meetings,  private functions or kid's parties. Email for inquiries.

Dizzy's main area will continue to serve breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner and the bar will be mainly for sodas and ice cream!

Click here to see their menu.

Dizzy's on @theother5th
Corner of President Street

Joanna Tallantire

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Supporting Small Business through Educational Workshops in Park Slope

Jarnail Singh Business Financial Management
Over the past six months, The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID has partnered with NYC Business Solutions and Park Slope Parents to bring 5th Avenue Businesses, Park Slope freelancers, start-ups, home-based businesses and entrepreneurs, business courses and networking opportunities to support their understanding of the many hats a business owner needs to wear!

Monique Hector - Social Media

We have held courses in:
  • Social Media
  • Advanced Social Media
  • Business Financial Management
  • Small Business Schmoozfest
NYC Business Solutions has tailored their business courses for our community, but did you know they have a wealth of workshops, courses, counseling and events all for FREE, right here in Brooklyn at their Bond Street location? 

From Webinars and seminars to Quickbooks courses and start up support, they have so much to offer. Check out the website , book a course or call up for one on one help with your business plan or marketing strategy.

The next two Fifth Avenue courses are: 

Alternative Lending: A Guide to Investors, Equity and Crowd Funding

Tuesday May 19th 6.30 - 8.30pm Old Stone House

Before you Sign Your Lease……Take this Class!
Tuesday June 16th 2015 6.30 - 8.30pm Old Stone House

We thank the Old Stone House for hosting all these events.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

South Brooklyn Shakespeare: A Glimpse

Today's weather reminds us that summer is coming up quickly and with it...performances of Shakespeare on 5th Avenue!

This year, performances will take place on:

July 25th, 6:30 pm (between 17th and 18th Streets) South Slope Summer Strolls
August 1st, 8:00 pm (The Old Stone House)
August 15th, 6:30 pm (5th Avenue near Dean Street) North Slope Summer Strolls

And this year's show?