Friday, February 12, 2016

Love on #theother5th This Valentine's Day: Shopping and Eating

5th Ave is so full of love, there is no better place to be this Valentine's weekend! It's going to be chilly, so bundle up and take your loved one to one of the many cosy restaurants between Dean and 18th Streets. Surprise them with flowers from one of our many florists or try a gift or gift cards from our chocolate stores, gift and jewelry shops and salons.

We have a business directory to help you navigate where to start your plans, so check that out before heading out onto the Avenue and use it to help reserve your table.

La Belle Boutique
Hair Salons and Barbers
There are many wonderful salons and most of them do gift cards. Some do make up as well as nails.

Meura Salon - Free hair Treatment Valentine's special with a color service.
Creative Hair - Have discounts on their gift cards.

Some of the Special Valentine's menus we have found:

Sidecar Brooklyn
Oyster Bar Brooklyn
Stone Park Cafe
Carmen NYC

There are 3 fantastic florists on Fifth.  

They all deliver, take custom orders and with Zuzu's Petals they will fill a vase with flowers if you bring one in! Great idea!

Gifts - can be found everywhere along the Avenue!

Gifts stores - Tabeel has something for everyone and Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store is a must-stop!
Speciality Stores - O Live Brooklyn has unique oils for that special homemade meal.
Clothing and Jewelry Bhoomki, Two Lovers and La Belle have special items for the big day.
Art Galleries - Check out Ground Floor Gallery and State of the Art for unique gifts.
Chocolate and treats - Chocolate Room and Nunu!
Home furnishing- Duman have special items for your home.

Groceries to make your own dinner!
Bagel World - Heart shaped Bagels.
Buttermilk Bakeshop - special treat menu

Thursday, February 11, 2016

So much going on at Oyster Bar Brooklyn

Whether you fancy a quick drink, need some fresh fish, want a casual lunch or a full on wedding reception, Oyster Bar Brooklyn can provide it all!

Custom Gift Baskets
We recently found out about Oyster Bar Brooklyn's custom gift baskets. You fill out the online order form stating the type of fish you want, choose the quantity and the fish market team will contact you to arrange pick up.

Happy Hour
Tuesdays to Fridays, 5pm - 7pm. Oysters $1-$1.50 and $7 drink specials.

Valentine's Menu
Start your dinner off with oysters and then move to dishes with mood enhancing ingredients such as Basil (said to boost fertility), Pomegranates (filled with antioxidants which promote blood flow) and Asparagus and Avocado (both high in Vitamin E which can increase hormone production).

Accompany dinner with a special cupid cocktail and you have the perfect evening!

BLEEDING HEART - Mezcal, Blood Orange Liquor, Simple Syrup, Lime, JalapeƱo  
LA PETITE MORT - Absolut Citron, Pineapple, Sour Mix, Soda, Chambord 
LOVE on the ROCKS - Hendricks Gin, St. Germain, Grapefruit, Orange Slice, Pomegranate seeds 
THE KISS OFF - Bacardi Rum, Founders Port, Grand Marnier, Lime Juice

Of course check out Oyster Bar Brooklyn's website for information, detailed menus, the fish market and reservations.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Win a Lover's Box this Valentine's

Fifth Avenue's Please are giving away a Lover's Box this Valentine's Day. The special box comes with some fun stuff and naughty items to make your Valentine's exciting and sensual, like massage oil, games book, toys and chocolate from one of Brooklyn's female chocolatiers, as well as 10% off your next purchase at Please.

It's so easy to enter. Find a lollipop on #theother5th. They are in stores, restaurants, bars and other businesses.

1. Take a photo or selfie in the business.
2. Tag it #loversbox and #theother5th.
3. Post it to Twitter or Instagram.

It's that simple! We'll let you know if you've won after Valentine's Day.

Also up for grabs are Two Tickets for a Taste of Fifth and some gift cards for local stores.

Again just take a photo in your favorite place on 5th and tag it #theother5th to win!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Coming in Two Months: A Taste of Fifth!


Celebrate Fifth Avenue's acclaimed destination restaurants and legendary watering holes at  A Taste Of Fifth, Wednesday, April 6th, from 6:30 - 9:30pm at The Grand Prospect Hall.

Buying a ticket not only allows you to sample all the savory offerings from our many local restaurants and bars (complementary wine & beer), but you'll also be benefiting many of our local charities.  Tickets are $55 online with $20 of every ticket going to the local charity of your choice!

A Taste of Fifth is a great opportunity to dance the night away or simply enjoy the company of friends and neighbors and catch up on the latest doings on the greatest avenue in the Slope.

Participants (In Formation)

albero dei gelati
Bogota Latin Bistro
Brooklyn Crepe
Coco Roco
Du Jour Bakery
Jakes Handcrafted
Le Pain Quotidien
Miti Miti
O Live Brooklyn
Oyster Bar Brooklyn
Prawn Shop
Sky Ice
Stone Park Cafe
Yayos Latin Cuisine

Participating Charities:

*Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)
*Brooklyn Pride
*Brooklyn Dream Factory
*CHIPS Soup Kitchen and Young Mothers Homeless Shelter
*Fifth Avenue Committee
*Good Shepherd Services
*Imani House
*Middle School 51
*The Old Stone House
*Park Slope Civic Council
*President Street Garden
*Spoke the Hub
*Public School 39
*Public School 118 Maurice Sendak Community School
*Public School 321

Sponsors: Kearny Bank, Forest City Ratner Companies, Barclays Center, Two Roads Brewing Company, Townsquared, Empire Bluecross Blueshield

A big THANK YOU to Puppetry Arts for their support and volunteers!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Lunar New Year!

We hope you enjoy the day!

- Public Schools are closed

- Alternate side parking is suspended, meter rules are in effect

- Garbage, recycling and organics collection is delayed due to snow

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Super Bowl Sunday fun on #theother5th

It's not too late to find your spot on 5th Avenue for some fun tonight. Your favorite pubs, bars and restaurants are having viewing parties and many are catering as well. Give them a call and reserve your spot and order those wings!

Prospect Bar and Grill - Fundraiser for Team Jamie with wings, Brooklyn Beer and fun raffle.

Bonnie's Grill - Order your Buffalo wings before it's too late.

Pork Slope - All you can eat and drink for $50!

Jake's handcrafted - Catering specials which includes sausages, potato salad, coleslaw dips and more.

Paddy's of Park Slope - Beer specials and complimentary half time buffet.

Freddy's Backroom and Bar - Super Bowl Party and Free Chili Contest

200 fifth - Lots of screens, drinks and food.

Bogota Latin Bistro - Special catering menu including emapandas, chips, wings and churros.

Perfect Potato - Super Bowl Party Platters with Poutine and Belgian Fries

Friday, February 5, 2016

Brooklyn Pride 20th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating 20 years of Brooklyn Pride with founding members Marty Markowitz, Jerry Allred and Sonia Galarza at the Grand Prospect Hall.

Friday March 18th from 7pm.

Get your tickets here.

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID is a supporter of Brooklyn Pride Day and Festival, which is held on #theother5th.