Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Shopping local This Saturday, November 28th

Spending local is key to a thriving community. Keeping dollars in the local economy helps to promote community development, local jobs for local people and our small business are key stakeholders in the community. Plus, they give back to our schools and non-profits!
But we also benefit from great service, unique products and innovation.
So if you can, shop local this Saturday and every Saturday! 
To help you stay local on Small Business Saturday, we have a huge list of fun things to do, enjoy and buy on 5th Ave from Dean to 18th!
Check out this LINK for more details.

- Brother Hamm live at Backyard with a Family Happy Hour menu.
- Ground Floor Gallery Holiday Workshop - 44 Daughters doll making.
- Body Reserve - Free Zumba Class at 4pm. Drop off used coats as well!
- Two Boots - Special Medium $10 pizza with 5 topping
- Lulu's Cuts and Toys - Free Glitter Tattoos
- Sky Ice Sweet and Savory - High 5 Ice Cream Sampler
- Pinot's Palette - A High 5 kid's Holiday/Hanukkah painting special for $10 Afternoon.
- Tabeel's Aromatherapy Gifts and Salon - 5 best sellers for men and women.
- Oyster Bar Brooklyn - An extended $5 Happy Hour menu for kids a $5 prix fix menus featuring pancakes, fish sticks, pizza bagels and more
- Mavi Jeans - Storewide special and treats.
- Slope Nutrition - 5 tips for a healthy holiday season
- Carnem Steakhouse - Free mimosa with brunch from 10am -4pm
- Private Picassos - Toobalink challenge in the studio using the number 5, whilst the parents shop - all day!
- Lullaby Baby - special shop small opening (usually closed Saturdays) from 6.30pm - 10pm
- Align Brooklyn - join in their social media campaign to win a free class!
- Nunu Chocolates Cafe and Taproom - First day to get those Goldilocks gift boxes and a special happy hour.
- Halstead Properties collecting coats from now until the end of the year. Also drop off at Body Reserve and Amerikick and the Tree lighting Ceremony!
Windows are being decorated featuring 5, see how many you can spot! Emcon Pharmacy, Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store and more coming everyday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Santa Claus is Coming to #theother5th Every Saturday!

Come see Santa this Saturday and every Saturday leading up to Christmas Day!

Saturday November 28th

Before the Holiday Tree Lighting Santa Claus will be traveling up and down 5th Avenue in a Cadillac and then dropping by the tree lighting event to celebrate the start of the holiday season. See if you can spot him and take a photo!

Come chat with Santa, take a photo and get a candy cane at these locations!

December 5th: Le Pain Quotidien, 3-5pm FREE
December 12th: The Old Stone House, 10am-12:30pm, $10 Donation
December 12th: Sidecar, 3-5pm FREE
December 19th: Lulu's for Baby, 3-5pm FREE

Monday, November 23, 2015

THIS SATURDAY - Tree Lighting and Small Business Saturday! High 5!

Thanksgiving is almost here! In case you missed it, here is a round-up of last minute Thanksgiving ideas on #theother5th. Then, Celebrate Small Business Saturday with High 5 Events happening all along 5th Avenue, culminating with the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in the evening.

Saturday November 28th
Shop, eat, drink and play all day from Dean to 18th Street
There are lots of fun events going on the Avenue. Check out this link for more details.
Some Highlights:
-Brother Hamm live at Backyard with a Family Happy Hour menu.
-Ground Floor Gallery Holiday Workshop - 44 Daughters doll making.
-Body Reserve - Free Zumba Class
-Lulu's Cuts and Toys - Free Glitter Tattoos
-Sky Ice Sweet & Savory - High 5 Ice Cream Sampler
-Pinot's Palette - Special Children's Holiday Tree or Menorah painting.
-Tabeel's Aromatherapy Gifts & Salon - 5 best sellers for men and women.
-Oyster Bar Brooklyn - Happy Hour Special and Kids'
-Mavi Jeans - Storewide special and treats.
-Windows will be decorated featuring 5, see how many you can spot!

High 5 for the Holidays - Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
To end a fantastic day of Small Business Saturday shopping, join us for our annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony!
Saturday November 28th from 6.30pm
Corner of 4th St & 5th Ave (Please note new location) FREE
-Rolie Polie Guacamole featuring Amelia Robinson of Mils Trills
-Puppetry Arts performance/ puppet making
-Ornament Making with Prospect Park YMCA
-Songs from Sarah Stevens: 15 year old Opera Singer
-Opera on Tap Carolers
-Hot Chocolate from The Chocolate Room
-Sugar Cookies from Du Jour Bakery
-Brownies from Le Pain Quotidien
-Free High 5 reusable Shopping Bags and of course Santa!
-Bring your gently used coats for collection for a NY Cares Winter Coat Drive, by Halstead Property!
Support for the event comes from Halstead Property and thanks to Du Jour Bakery, Buttermilk Bakeshop, The Chocolate Room, Le Pain Quotidien, Prospect Park YMCA, Sarah Stevens and Puppetry Arts, who are donating their products and time.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Everything Thanksgiving on 5th Ave


CHiPs Donations
R.E.S is collecting for CHiPs shelter and Food Pantry. Any donation is welcomed and appreciated, but most needed: water, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, proteins (tuna, chicken, salmon, sardines, ham, Vienna sausages—preferably in pop-top cans or packets), cereal, granola/breakfast bars, juice boxes, dried fruit, crackers, personal hygiene products, and diapers.

291 5th Ave

Halstead Coat Drive for NY Cares
Drop new or gently used coats off at any of these locations:
Halstead 244 5th Ave
Body Reserve 207 5th Ave
Amerikick 525 5th Ave

Dinner Supplies

Zuzu Petals
Thanksgiving pumpkin table decorations & Flowers
374 5th Ave

Turkeys, gravy, meat and all that goes with it! Turkey essentials kit and pre-ordering online, but hurry!
192 5th Ave

Good Wine
Beaujolias Nouveau just arrived and they are taking case orders for Thanksgiving until Monday November 23rd
327 5th Ave

Red, White and Bubbly
Have a raffle for a magnum of Chateau do La Vielle Tour Bordeaux to be drawn on Tuesday November 24th and a large selection of wine for Thanksgiving.
211 5th Ave

Turkeys and sides and more available.
312 5th Ave


Du Jour Bakery
Last orders Monday November 23rd. Lots of choice from apples, chocolate, pecan and pumpkin.
265 5th Ave

Buttermilk Bakeshop
Might be too late to order a pie but they have plenty of treats for Thanksgiving.
260 5th Ave

The Chocolate Room
Chocolate Pecan Pies and more, but order before Sunday November 23rd, can do online orders too.
51 5th Ave


Body Tonic Gym
Earn your day of stuffing with a Tower Workout class at 9am and 10am on Thanksgiving Day!
150 5th Ave

Thanksgiving hours will be 9am - 1pm
418 5th Ave

Eating Out

200 Fifth
Set menu for adults and kids with a huge selection!
200 5th Ave

"To Go" menu you can order by phoning and a set menu for dining in.
339 2nd St just off 5th Ave

Alchemy Restaurant
Regular menu plus a traditional turkey dinner from 12pm - 9pm. Call to make a reservation.
56 5th Ave

Serving all from 12pm - 10pm a classic menu including a turkey dinner.
388 5th Ave

Special Thanksgiving menu as well as their regular menu.
318 5th Ave

Watering Holes we know are open

Freddy's Bar
627 5th Ave

South Bar
629 5th Ave

Blackhorse Pub
Will have free food for whomever wanders in.
568 5th Ave

Friday, November 20, 2015

Nunu is More Than a Box of Chocolates!

Ready for Happy Hour!
Nunu Chocolates Cafe and Taproom on #theother5th is lovely and cozy. I popped in to see Justine, one of the owners who makes the chocolates on site.  She told me her husband and co-owner Andy made all the wooden seating himself. It's really quite impressive! I tasted their coffee, which is smooth and creamy, but resisted a chocolate. I will, however, be going back to get some holiday gifts.

In case you didn't know, Nunu's is also a Taproom. They have a rotating list of 10 craft beers and wine. Happy Hour is on Thursdays 5-7pm and they also sell 64oz growlers which you can refill very fast with their center pressure system.
Goldilocks Gift Box

It's an unusual combination, chocolates and beer, but there are experts on hand to help you pair your chosen drink with the right sweet. That will be my next visit! To really experience those chocolates, see them being made from Thursday to Saturday, often by Justine, 11am - 7pm.

For kids (of course this is Park Slope) a sing-a-long with Lloyd Miller is on Tuesdays from 10am-11am. $10 a family.

Justine at the beer pumps
If you catch yourself on a sunny day strolling past, then grab a beer, wine or coffee and enjoy the backyard with a pastry or box of chocs!

For the Holidays, the Goldilocks box will be back. Three boxes of chocolates in one gift! Bonus: free wifi!

Chocolates handmade on site
Nunu Chocolates Cafe and Taproom
179 5th Ave near Berkeley

Follow them on Instagram for up to date info @nunuchocolates

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Shopping and Shipping on #theother5th

You might think it's too early to think about gift buying for the Holidays, but for us Brits and those with families overseas, the Holidays come a month earlier.

If you want your parcels to arrive on time to just about any part of the world, you need to be shipping those boxes by December 1st, unless you are happy to pay priority express shipping. Then you have another week or so.

We suggest you get down to #theother5th and explore the gift, jewelry, clothing and other unique stores in the next week. Most of the local businesses will gift wrap your items for free. Go to our business directory to see just how many wonderful places there are on 5th Ave and remember shopping local helps to support the community you live in.

We have a post office in the BID area and Active Transport Services can also sort out your shipping needs with reasonable prices.

Active Transport Services
285 5th Ave
(718) 965-1300

Van Brunt Post Office
275 9th St
(718) 768-1284

Joanna Tallantire

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Please Announces Private Shopping Hours

Want to wander the aisles of Please but feel a little coy? Then wait for the curtains to close!
Please (557 5th Avenue) has announced Private Shopping Hours Daily 5-7pm for a discreet shopping experience with the usual great service
"Please is your destination for rediscovering and activating your sensuality. For brining your questions, your curiosities, your excitements and your anxieties. For learning and sharing. For talking honestly and openly."
557 5th Ave
(718) 788-6969