Thursday, October 30, 2014

Marathon Specials

In case you weren't aware, this Sunday is NYC Marathon day! It's one of our favorite days of the year and it's a great day to pop by Park Slope's Fifth Avenue for a little shopping, dining and drinking. Here are a few, marathon-specific events you should be aware of:

Bake Sale!
President Street Garden (aka the GreenSpace@President) is holding a fundraiser bake sale from 9am - 3pm. Help fuel up your favorite runner, or just stuff your face with sweets while watching from the sidelines. We won't judge, but it's for a good cause, either way!

Brooklyn Porridge Company (741 Union Street)
1) All marathon runners get one free topping on any porridge or parfait through Sunday!
2) Energy Porridge Bowl: Porridge topped with Bananas, Blueberries, Almond Butter & Currants sm $5.50 lg $6.95 (that's 2 free toppings!)

Goldy & Mac (219 5th Avenue)
20% off any regularly priced merchandise to any runner who brings in their finishing medal the day of the marathon and the entire week after the marathon.

Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn (254 5th Avenue)
In recognition of the New York City Marathon, the Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn will be featuring an all day New York Oyster Happy Hour to help runners (and spectators) regain the vitamins, minerals & protein depleted during the 26.2 mile course.The Oyster Bar Brooklyn will be featuring at least 3 varieties of local New York oysters for $1 each, as well as drink specials throughout the day!

Taco Santo (669 Union Street) 
Offering a $12 brunch which includes a brunch entree, and choice of orange juice or bottomless coffee or tea. Highlights:  huevos benedictos featuring fried avocado, bacon and morita chile hollandaise. Starts at noon.

Palo Santo (652 Union Street)
Palo Santo restaurant will open at 10:00am and offer a $19 prix fixe, which includes any brunch entree, bottomless coffee or tea, and choice of sangria, mimosa or fresh squeezed orange juice. Each additional mimosa or sangria is only $1!

Aperitivo Cafe (279 Fifth Avenue)
10% off discount to all runners to carb up before at both Aperitivo and Sotto Voce (225 7th Avenue). Just show up with your placard!

Rachel's Taqueria (408 Fifth Avenue)
Mesquite grilled shrimp rice and beans or French fries. $ 11.00 dinner 5 to close

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Last Week of October on Fifth

There's so much going on this week along Park Slope's Fifth Avenue! Come on down to explore #theother5th before, during and after Halloween!
Of course, we have a couple more days left of Dine in Brooklyn. Click here to get more information.
This Friday, don't miss the annual Park Slope Halloween Parade!

As usual, the parade kicks off on Halloween Night from 14th Street and 7th Avenue at 6:30 PM (line-up starts at 5:30, if you want to join in). The parade will make a left turn down 3rd Street and end on Fifth Avenue at the Old Stone House and Washington Park.

We look forward to seeing you there (in costume, of course).
Halloween is always great on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue but this year Halloween is a weekend-long celebration! From costume contests, spooky movies and drink specials to fun, friendly events for the whole family. To check out the Halloween activities near you, go to


Saturday, November 29th is Small Business Saturday! Come down to Fifth Avenue to shop, drink and eat small and stay for our annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at 6:30pm at S'Nice (5th Ave and 3rd Street). More details in the weeks to come.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dine in Brooklyn - Week 2

Welcome to the Second week of Dine in Brooklyn! From Monday, October 27th through Thursday, October 30th, visit some of your favorite Brooklyn dining spots for deals, including $25 Prix Fixe Dinners and/or Two-for-$15 Lunches.

Participants within the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID include:

200 Fifth
Bogota Latin Bistro
Brooklyn Crepe and Juice
Rare Earth
Blue Ribbon
Chip Shop
Grand Central Oyster Bar
El Pollito
Luke's Lobster
McMahon's Public House
Stone Park Cafe

For more information, go to

We'll see you there!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Shopping on Fifth

With so many one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques located along Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue, we’re highlighting a few new items for the Fall. We'll be doing this at least once per season, so stay tuned!

Beautiful host/hostess gifts:

O Live Brooklyn’s Gourmet Gift Pack features their all natural White and Black Truffle Oil, Roasted French Walnut Oil, Toasted Japanese Sesame Oil, Aged white Balsamic Vinegar and Aged Traditional Balsamic vinegar in 60ml bottles. Nuff said. ($50)

Our hearts skipped a beat when we saw these Simply Curated Candles, from Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store. Made in Brooklyn, they’re handmade and poured into vintage glasses, making each one completely unique.  The scents are amazing – Guava Fig Soy, Sage-Cedar Soy, Vanilla Lavendar Soy, Grapefruit Bergamot Soy. ($48)

Fall is the perfect time to get cookin’ at home - and how better to organize your clipped and curated recipes than the Midnight Garden Recipe Tin Box? This elegant, vintage-inspired box comes with 12 dividers and 24 cards.  From Pink Olive, noted for its whimsical gifts for happiness and home. ($38)

Cool Kids:

For the little man in your life, there’s the Hiho Batik’s Taxi Hoodie, in vintage black for the super-cool kid. Since each one is a handmade batik design, all have slight variations making them as individual as the lucky boy you have in mind.  ($75)

Sure, we’ve all been visited by the Tooth Fairy but this charming Tooth Fairy Mouse in Matchbook from Pink Olive delivers winsome in a whole new wonderful way. ($36)

Kids have a lot of gear to carry - and what better way to lighten the load than a Personalized Messenger Bag from Hiho Batik with the name of the birthday boy or girl. ($50) 

We love this Camo Sweatshirt. Super cozy, it will keep the wearer warm all fall.  Available in S, M, L ($50) Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

Hats are hot – and Goorin Bros. , a family-owned fourth generation shop, has a most appealing selection.  

We especially love the Jessica Rogers, a captivating cloche with an asymmetrical brim and a retro vibe ($65) 

Also, the Maise Lock a hand-crafted wool felt pinch fedora in deep purple ($130)

Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store
232 Fifth Avenue, between Carroll and President
Goorin Bros. Hat Shop
195B Fifth Avenue, between Union and Berkeley Place
Hiho Batik
184 Fifth Avenue, between Sackett and Degraw
O Live Brooklyn
140 Fifth Avenue, between Douglass and Baltic
Pink Olive
167 Fifth Avenue, between Lincoln Place and Berkeley Place

Friday, October 24, 2014

News Round-Up

Have a great weekend, Park Slope. Get ready for Halloween, next week!

Playtime in park Slope: Upcoming Children's Events [Park Slope Stoop]

Friends of Park slope Library Book Sale This Saturday [ South Slope News]

Homeward bound: Slopers show puppies love [Brooklyn Paper]

Reboot! Popular Park Slope Pizzeria Returning to Brooklyn Neighborhood [Daily News]

Park Slope Among Neighborhods Slow to Adopt Composting [DNA Info]

Thursday, October 23, 2014

This Saturday: Halloween Carnival

Halloween may be just over a week away but the holiday actually gets an early start in Park Slope every year at the annual Haunted Halloween Carnival by Puppetry Arts.

This Saturday, October 25th (11 -3) enjoy costume activities and snacks, a bounce house, Star Wars characters, a costume contest and more. This is an indoor event at the 1st Street Recreation Center at PS 372 so it's rain or shine. See you there!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Next Week: Park Slope Halloween Parade!

It's hard to believe, but we are just over a week away from Halloween and, of course, the annual Park Slope Halloween Parade.

As usual, the parade kicks off from 14th Street and 7th Avenue at 6:30 PM (line-up starts at 5:30, if you want to join in). The parade will make a left turn down 3rd Street and end on Fifth Avenue at the Old Stone House and Washington Park.

We look forward to seeing you there (in costume, of course).

Photo: our friends from Puppetry Arts lighting the way in last year's parade.