Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Busy Summer for the BID

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID is working hard this summer to make #theother5th even better. Here's an update:

Vision Zero Mural

The BID has been working with Groundswell (a local non-profit that paints murals with youth artists), the NYC Department of Transportation, Miti Miti Taperia and the owner of 138 Fifth Avenue, to install a mural on the wall facing the Key Food Parking Lot. Work has started on the project and will continue throughout the month of August. The wall will encourage safe driving. A photo of the draft mural is pictured (above). For more information, check out the coverage on dnainfo.com.

Lit Welcome Sign

Last week, a lit sign, welcoming visitors from the Barclays Center, was installed at the corner of Dean Street and Fifth Avenue. It can easily be viewed from the Barclays Center Plaza and makes the Avenue look more warm and welcoming to visitors on event nights. More at dnainfo.com.

Foot Traffic Study

Working with Placemeter, a Park Slope-based start-up, the BID is installing 5 foot traffic sensors along the avenue to measure visitors in real time. The data will be collected for six months starting August 1st.

5th Avenue and NYC&Co

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID has been working with NYC&Co (the city's convention and visitors bureau) to bring tourists to 5th Avenue. 

This month, the BID's map/brochure was added to NYC & Co's new kiosk in Times Square (see above). The same publication can also be found in hotels throughout Brooklyn.

In addition, in May the BID lead a tour of 5th Avenue for several British publications. Several articles have been written, including this mention in the Mirror

More to come!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Photos from Summer Strolls and Shakespeare

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Much Ado About Nothing and hang out at Summer Strolls on Saturday Night.

Photos from the event area available on Flickr and Instagram.

Next up: North Slope Summer Strolls, August 15th and 22nd between Sterling Place and Dean Street!

See you there!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tomorrow Night: South Slope Summer Strolls and Live Shakespeare!

South Slope Summer Strolls Part 2! 
Saturday, July 25th, 5-9pm from 12th - 18th Streets.


- Live Music
- Bounce House by Puppetry Arts 
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Vintage Cars
- Face Painting
- Open Fire Hydrant (Get Wet!)
- A Pop-Up Park, Sponsored by TD Bank
14th to 15th Streets on 5th Avenue, filled with fun and exercise. Our amazing local businesses are sending their instructors outdoors to provide you with free classes to try and enjoy. Just come on down and join in!

14th Street end of the lawn
5:15pm Capoeira Brooklyn class
6pm Align Brooklyn Recovery class
7pm Amerikick demo and class

15th Street end of the lawn
6pm Brooklyn Fencing demo
7pm Bikram Yoga class

- A live performance of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing by South Brooklyn Shakespeare at 6:30 pm between 17th and 18th Streets! Bring your chairs and blanket and set up right on the Avenue!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

New York Preschool Park Slope: Register Today!

NY Kid's Club Park Slope is pleased to announce the New York Preschool Park Slope! This is an official provider of New York Universal Pre-K and they are welcoming their first class in September. UPK joins their Pre-2's, 2's and 3's that serve as the foundation of New York Preschool's programs. Three-year-olds enrolled in a New York Preschool program have priority when applying four our Pre-K 4's program.*

New York Preschool Park Slope
NY Kids Club
125 5th Ave (at Sterling Place)
(718) 857-0700

*How Is Universal Pre-K Placement determined?
Priority placement is given to students and siblings from the previous school year. The priority placement policy is not a guarantee of the availability in any specific program, location, or time.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Free Outdoor Classes on the TD Bank Pop Up Park at Summer Strolls

We are going local and healthy at our outdoor Pop Up Park this Saturday. The Park is an 80 foot lawn that spreads from 14th to 15th Streets on 5th Avenue and we have filled it with fun and exercise. Our amazing local businesses are sending their instructors outdoors to provide you with free classes to try and enjoy. Just come on down and join in. 

14th Street end of the lawn
5.15pm Capoeira Brooklyn class
6pm Align Brooklyn Recovery class
7pm Amerikick demo and class

15th Street end of the lawn
6pm Brooklyn Fencing demo
7pm Bikram Yoga class

The middle of the lawn will be filled with lawn chairs and giant games for the whole family to enjoy. Also don't forget to visit the TD Bank table for some wonderful giveaways and meet your local Park Slope branch representatives.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change at PS321 with Brad Lander

Hot weather like this is always a reminder of the increasingly warm temperatures our planet has been experiencing, due to the effects of Climate Change.

Speaking of which, this Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30pm at PS 321, (180 7th Ave) come get the latest information on some important local climate initiatives! Learn about the City's new OneNYC plan, the Campaign for 100% Clean Energy by 2030 and SolarizeBrooklynCB6. For more information call (718) 499-1090.

Hosted by New York City Council Member Brad Lander.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Next Up: Shakespeare and More Summer Strolls

Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the first South Slope Summer Strolls on Saturday. We had a great time and the weather was perfect, despite earlier warnings. Check out the photos from the day here.

Next up: South Slope Summer Strolls, Part 2! 

Saturday, July 25th, 5-9pm

We'll post more details later this week but the big event of the evening will be a live performance of Much Ado About Nothing by South Brooklyn Shakespeare, right in the middle of Fifth Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets!