Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Foursquare on Fifth


Do you use Foursquare? Do you even know what it is? If not, here's a brief description from the site, itself:
foursquare is a cross between a friend-finder, a social city-guide and a game that rewards you for doing interesting things. We aim to build things to not only help you keep up with the places your friends go, but that encourage you to discover new places and challenge you to explore your neighborhood in new ways.

In other words, smart phone users around the world are "checking in" (dropping by and letting Foursquare and their network of friends know through an application) at bars, restaurants and stores as part of a game/social-networking experience. In many cases, these Foursquare players are now receiving real-life benefits by doing so, like discounts, free drinks and more. And, merchants are beginning to wake up to the potential benefits of this online tool for driving traffic to their businesses. To others, though, it's just an annoyance.

Last week, Brokelyn posted a piece that detailed some of the best Foursquare offers in the borough. Two venues, located within the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID were highlighted( Belleville and Union Hall) and a third, Canaille Bistro, was mentioned in the comments section.

Pretty cool, but we know that there have to be more Foursquare offers along the avenue, especially with all of the iPhone users walking through the streets. So, if you are a merchant with a great Foursquare offer, let us know and we'll post it! Or, if you know of other deals that were not mentioned in Brokelyn's piece, please tell us!

Hopefully, over the next couple of weeks, we can build a good list and post it here permanently.

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