Thursday, April 17, 2014

Brownstone Dog Walkers; More Than Just Dog Walking.

By Joanna Tallantire

It was a delight to meet with Heather Smith of Brownstone Dog Walkers (BDW). She is the enthusiastic, energetic manager of a team, which includes Nevin Edmundson, whom joined us with Toby; their biggest client! Toby is obviously loved and of course is a local 5th Ave celebrity!

Heather tells me BDW is different to other dog walking services, because the team provides dog walking 365 days a year, never walk more than four at a time and boast the lowest prices in the neighborhood. Geoffrey Lewit and Ryan deLorge, the owners of BDW, are locals to Park Slope and certainly are very community spirited. It’s not just about picking up the poop! They undertook a much needed Pet Food drive after Hurricane Sandy, providing much needed supplies to pet owners in the Rockaways. Last year started the Pink Leash Program for Breast Cancer Awareness month; raising money for the American Cancer Society. Other services are puppy visits, cat care and dog sitting.

Check out the website for more info: or call (347) 685-9255. BDW will be at the 5th Avenue Fair, Park Slope on Sunday 18th May, where you can meet some of the walkers!

Speaking of pets, there are a number of wonderful pet businesses in the Park Slope 5th Avenue BID:

218 5th Ave

5th Avenue Cat Clinic
225 5th Avenue

Pet Boutique and Supply
320 5th Avenue

Paws in Paradise
410 5th Avenue

Park Slope Veterinary Care
413 5th Avenue

Petland Discounts
510 5th Avenue

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID Logo Contest!

It's true, there is a little bit of snow on the ground, but rest assured, it's still spring! The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID is taking advantage of the season to do a bit of sprucing up, starting with their logo! See the posting below, which can also be viewed at

Calling Artists and Graphic Designers!

We're in the market for a brand new Logo to represent The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID)!


Who We Are: The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) runs along Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue from Dean Street adjacent to the Barclays Center, to 18th Street. The BID provides marketing, business support and sanitation services to its 500+ members along the 30-block stretch of Fifth Avenue.

What We're Looking For: A new logo that reflects the Park Slope Fifth Avenue area — a vibrant mix of independently-owned shops, world-class restaurants and popular nightlife spots. The area is hip and it's growing. The logo will be used on the avenue's banners, promotional materials, websites, social media channels and on all BID printed materials.

Contest Dates

Starting Date: April 16, 2014
Deadline: May 16, 2014
Format: PDF or JPG Format via email to
Winning Submission Chosen: June 14, 2014 $5,000 prize

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ground Floor Gallery Celebrating One Year!

Our friends at Ground Floor Gallery are marking one year in Park Slope, Brooklyn this week!

Help them celebrate at their Ground Floor Gala, coming up this Thursday, April 17, from 6 - 9pm.

Featured artists: Kevin Darmanie, Glenn Garver, Jack Henry, So Yoon Lym, Lina Puerta, and Allie Rex. Enjoy a special performance by Eliza Stamps from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

Bubbly + small bites provided by Backyard!

Friday, April 11, 2014

South Slope News Editor

Our friends at South Slope News are looking for a new Editor. The current editor, Christine Bush, will be taking a different, less time-consuming role. In her place, they are looking for someone energetic, smart and talented to keep up with all of the news and happenings in the South Slope. Is that you? Check out the job posting here.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to A Taste of Fifth last night. We truly appreciate your support for our community, our stores, bars and restaurants and our local charities! We broke our ticket-sale record last night and had to close sales at the door within 30 minutes. Yup, it was a sell out!

A big thanks to Poppy, Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store, Spoke the Hub, Tabeel, Flirt, Petrune, Body Reserve, Diana Kane, Goorin Bros., Hiho Batik, Bhoomki and Ground Floor Gallery for their amazing raffle items!

Also, we are eternally grateful for the hard work, time, effort and money donated by the 40 participating restaurants:

200 Fifth, ACME Wine and Spirits featuring Brooklyn Republic Vodka, Al Di La, Aperitivo, Backyard, Baluchi's, Benchmark, Beygl, Blue Sky Bakery, Bogota Latin Bistro, Bonnie’s Grill , Brooklyn Central, Brooklyn Crepe and Juice, Camelia, Chip Shop, The Chocolate Room, Coco Roco, Der Kommissar, Du Jour Bakery , Eagle Provisions, Fleisher's Grassfed and Organic Meats, Freddy’s Bar, Gorilla Coffee, Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn, L’Albero dei gelati, Le Pain Quotidien, Loki, Luke’s Lobster, The Monro, M&S Prime Meats, Palo Santo, Prospect Bar and Grill, Pure Bistro, South, Stone Park Cafe, Taco Santo, Uncle Louie G, V-Spot, Wangs Chicken, Yayo’s Latin Cuisine.

And, we are especially thankful to our sponsors:  Forest City Ratner, Tormaresca Wines, Phoenix/Beehive Distributors, Assemblyman Jim Brennan and and Park Slope Parents, without whom this event would not have been possible.

Oh, and Freddy's Bar threw a rockin' after-party. If you didn't drop by, you missed out!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Tonight is the big night! We look forward to seeing you all there.  Space is limited and sales may have to be cut off at the door. So, buy your tickets today via before it's sold out!
Participants (in formation)
Blue Sky Bakery

Participating Charities:
Sponsored by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID, Forest City Ratner, Tormaresca Wines, Phoenix/Beehive Distributors, Assemblyman Jim Brennan and Media partner: Park Slope Parents