Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wink at The Old Stone House

The Super Bowl isn't the only thing happening along #theother5th this weekend. Drop by The Old Stone House for Spellbound Theatre's production of "Wink", an imaginative multi-disciplinary performance that explores dreams from the perspective of a young child and her bear. Blending shadow puppetry, physical theatre, and animation, this unique show is a captivating journey designed to engage and inspire the very youngest audience members. Inspired by the classic poem, “Wynken, Blynken and Nod,” Wink transforms a familiar bedroom into an imaginative world full of surprises.
Saturday, January 31
Sunday, February 1
10 am and 11:30 am

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Super Bowl and NBA All-Star Game

Okay, it's time to turn our attention from the snow to the big sporting events coming up over the next couple of weeks. Of course, Super Bowl 49 will be taking place this Sunday in Arizona. Park Slope's Fifth Avenue is always a great place to pick up the food and drinks you need for the big game.  Stay tuned for details later this week about Super Bowl specials.

Then, from February 13-15, the NBA All-Star game will be coming to the Barclays Center! For more information on the festivities, go to

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Snow Day!

Well, NYC dodged a winter bullet overnight as the blizzard moved more to the east than expected. The travel ban is over and subways and trains are coming back online.  NYC Public Schools are still closed so...SNOW DAY!

Also, the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID rescheduled it's January Board Meeting to Wednesday, February 25 at 9:30 am at Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn. Hopefully we won't have another blizzard hit the area at the end of next month!

Photo by Erika Clark

Monday, January 26, 2015

Major Sample Sale at Eleven

Eleven Consignment Boutique is gearing up for a big post-snowstorm sale this weekend (January 31st - February 1st) at their 71 Fifth Avenue location. All brands will be 70% off!

You won't want to miss it! Plus, let's face it,  you are really going to want to get out and walk Fifth Avenue after several days of terrible weather this week.

Friday, January 23, 2015

News Round-Up

Park Slope Planner: The Best Events January 22-25 [Park Slope Stoop]

Drink Beers Support Bunnies [South Slope News]

Open for Business: Miti Miti Taperia [Here's Park Slope]

In rumbling color: Gowanus subway tracks backdrop of light show [Brooklyn Paper]

Photo of 9th Street bet 5th and 6th Ave's in 1941 via Al Ponte's Time Machine - New York

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Next Park Slope 5th Avenue BID Meeting

UPDATE: The meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 25th, 9:30 am at Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn. The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID Board of Directors will be meeting on Wednesday, January 28th at 9:30 am at Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn  (256 5th Avenue). If you have time, we'd love to see you there! It's open to the public. Come on down and see what's happening on #theother5th!

Please RSVP via so that we can be sure to have enough coffee and bagels for you!


1) Welcome
2) Guest Speaker: Car2Go
3) Minutes
4) Financial Report
5) Audit Report
6) Presentation of Past/Upcoming Activities
7) Open Forum/Questions

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Advanced Social Media Course!

Now that the holiday season is over, it's time to get back to!

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID has partnered with NYC Business Solutions and Park Slope Parents to host a variety of business-related courses and networking opportunities. NYC Business Solutions are providing instructors and Park Slope Parents are offering the courses to their network of 5,000 families, many of whom own home-grown businesses and are, of course, BID customers! All courses are $10 and held at the Old Stone House on our own Fifth Avenue. 

**Advanced Social Media**

Our next small business course for merchants is coming up on Tuesday February 10th from 6.30-9.00pm at The Old Stone House.

This course will teach you advanced strategies on how to develop and manage an effective online strategy using web technologies and social media. SIGN UP HERE .

Do you have a small business in the area or in your home? Feel free to join us on the 10th!