Friday, July 29, 2011

News Round-Up

Lander Questions Grand Prospect Hall Project [Brownstoner]

Yes Cleaners Moving into Corduroy Kid Space [Here's Park Slope]

Can Fourth Avenue Really Be Grand? [Park Slope Patch]

Prospect Park Permits [Park Slope Parents]

Photos from Dancing Under the Stars (thus far) [Flickr]

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Events Along Fifth Tonight

Another busy night along Park Slope's Fifth Avenue:


  • Classic Metal w/ DJ Malfeasance at The Fifth Estate (9 PM)

  • 9th Wonder “The Wonder Year” Premiere Afterparty at Southpaw (9 PM)

  • UKE NIGHT at Freddy's Bar (7 PM)

  • Piper Theatre Youth Production: FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley The Old Stone House (8:30 PM)

Don't forget to check out our All About Fifth Google Calendar every day to see what's happening along the avenue!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tonight at Dancing Under the Stars: Lou Gallo

Tonight, there will be a special performance by Lou Gallo, father of Rolie Polie Guacamole singer Frank Gallo. Grab the kids, come on down and check it out! The show starts at 6.

Here is a video from last week's Rolie Polie performance:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tonight at Dancing Under the Stars: Claude Gomis

Groove to the African rhythms of Claude Gomis tonight at Dancing Under the Stars. Check out this groovy performance, below.

Here is a brief video of last week's Dancing Under the Stars with LA Saxy.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Changes to Traffic Near Atlantic Yards

It isn't clear how this will affect Fifth Avenue, but we thought we would pass this information on. Prospect Heights Patch is reporting that yesterday, new traffic patterns were implemented along Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, as well as Pacific Street, which includes reversing traffic on Pacific Street between Flatbush and Fourth Avenue.

It sounds like residents are worried that this will cause more traffic on Third Avenue. We wonder whether it will reduce or increase traffic on Fifth?

Get the full details at

Thursday, July 21, 2011

News Round-Up

Take the A train to Brooklyn Jazz Clubs [Seattle Times]

No Ordinary Supper [CG Patch]

What You Should Order At... MIRIAM [FIPS]

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What's Up Tonight?

If you missed the music at Dancing Under the Stars this week, don't worry, there is still plenty to do on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue. Here is what's happening tonight. If we missed something, let us know and we'll add it.

Don't forget to check out our All About Fifth Google Calendar every day to see what's happening along the avenue!

Tonight: Rolie Polie Guacamole Returns

The show starts at 6:00 at 4th Street and 5th Avenue.

Here's a little video clip from last week's show:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tonight: LA Saxy 2: Soul & Oldies

Tonight at Dancing Under the Stars, enjoy Soul & Oldies by LA Saxy 2!

The video, below, was taken last week. See, dancing on the sidewalks and in the street is actually a lot of fun!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Celebrate Ice Cream Month on Fifth

Believe it or not, July is Ice Cream Month! Hard to believe, right?

Below are some of the places you can celebrate this important national holiday on Fifth:

Culture (331 Fifth Avenue)

Oko Yogurt & Tea (152 Fifth Avenue)

Scoopz (158 Fifth Avenue)

Sky Ice (63 Fifth Avenue_

The Chocolate Room (86 Fifth Avenue)

Trois Pommes Patisserie (260 Fifth Avenue)

Uncle Louie G (741 Union & 402 Fifth Ave)

Wicked Spoon Yogurt (321 9th Street)

Which one is your favorite?

**Update** Ice Cream Scented bubbles at Pink Olive. :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

News Round-Up

Take a Hollywood Tour ... in Park Slope [PS Patch]

Bike Lane Backers Will Have to Swear to Tell the Whole Truth [Brooklyn Paper]

All Natural' Butcher Gives Buyers Bum Steer [NY Post]

Here’s the Scoop! These Places Go Beyond your Boring Old Cone [Brooklyn Paper]

Best of Park Slope 2011 [Read New York]

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Seventh Avenue in the Shadows?

For those who have lived and/or worked in Park Slope for more than a decade, it is always shocking to see Fifth Avenue referred to as the neighborhood's "main shopping district" and Seventh Avenue being "in the shadows" of Fifth. Not long ago, it was just the opposite!

So, we post this link to Time Out New York's article not to promote Seventh Avenue (although the stores listed are ones we do use, from time to time) but to mark it as a moment in time. My, how things have changed!

Link: Ten Things We Love About Seventh Avenue [Time Out NY]


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tonight: More Rolie Polie

Tonight at Dancing Under the Stars: Rolie Polie Guacamole returns for a special one-hour kids set. Join us at 6:00 at 4th Street and 5th Avenue and bring your dancing shoes!

What else is going on tonight? Well, you can walk over to The Old Stone House after the music and check out Opera on Tap. There are also some great performances at Southpaw, Union Hall and Freddy's Bar.

How do we know? We check out our All About Fifth Google Calendar every day. So should you!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tonight: Dancing Under the Stars with Sonido Costeno

Tonight at 7:00 PM at 4th Street and Fifth Avenue, enjoy the Latin/Salsa sounds of Sonido Costeno.

By the way, here are some fun videos from last week's Dancing Under the Stars:

Prince Cy'Riq doing his best Michael Jackson for the crowd!

Electric Slide!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy 7-11 Day!

Today is July 11th (7/11) and when we said that date to ourselves yesterday, we wondered whether 7-Eleven was doing anything special to celebrate its own namesake day on the calendar.

The YES!

Our very own 7-Eleven (520 Fifth Avenue) will be celebrating with Free Slurpees, $.50 Hot Dogs and food samples all day long!

It looks like 7-Eleven has birthday deals, as well. You can view them here, although we aren't sure if they are valid at every location.

See you at the Slurpee machine!

Friday, July 8, 2011

News Round-Up

Cold Soup Season [PS Patch]

Gay Marriage is Truly Something to Celebrate [Brooklyn Paper]

Sposabella Couture in Park Slope Offers Bridal For Everyone [NY Racked]

[What You Should Order At...] Juventino [FIPS]

Smooth Criminal: Man Wanted in 15 Bank Robberies [NY Daily News]

Recent Changes Along Fifth

Yesterday was not a good day to be walking outside. Reminder: do not go on long walks when there is an ozone alert.

Still, we powered through and here is what we found along the BID (Fifth between Dean and 18th Street):

  • 487 Fifth Avenue is now Vivi Nail Salon

  • Madison Rose has closed its Fifth Avenue location.

  • Blueprint Cocktail Bar (194 Fifth Avenue) looks about ready to open, although according to Here's Park Slope, it has been been close to opening for a couple of months.

  • Fresh on Fifth (488 Fifth Avenue) has posted a "Going out of Business" sign.

  • NG Designer Shoes (586 Fifth Avenue) is closed and vacant.

Overall, there was less change on the avenue this time than we usually see on our monthly stroll. However, we did notice at least 5 storefronts that appear to be under renovation, so the August update could be very interesting.

Photo: New "temporary" benches installed by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID along the construction fence at The Old Stone House/Washington Park.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tonight: Opening Night at Piper Theatre

The summer outdoor-theater season kicks off tonight at The Old Stone House!

Starting at 5:30, enjoy "An Evening of Emerging Artists", a fundraising event featuring an "Artist's Market" (showcasing Brooklyn-Made goods), VIP Seats for the evening's opening performance and a cast party featuring Damian Young (Showtime's Californication) and Jan Leslie Harding (Obie Award Winner). Tickets are $40 ($50 at the door) and benefit Piper Theatre. Buy yours now via

This summer's opening production will be Moliere's The Miser.

A new adaptation of Moliere’s dark comedy adapted and directed by Welker White. Brother and sister, Cleante and Elise want to marry their chosen lovers but their father, Harpagon, has very different plans. Pushing his children’s interests aside, Harpagon arranges marriages for them with one thing in mind — finding suitable partners without having to part with the one thing he loves the most: his money! Appropriate for ages 8 and up. FREE

Performances run on Thursday and Friday Nights at 8:30 from July 7th - July 22nd. More details here.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tonight: Rolie Polie Guacamole at Dancing Under the Stars

As we mentioned previously, this year's Dancing Under the Stars runs on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Tuesdays are for adults (although the kids really danced up a storm last night) and Wednesdays are special, just for kids. Tonight, at 6:00 pm, enjoy the sounds of Park Slope's Rolie Polie Guacamole.

If you have children, bring them down for some dancing (and hopefully wear them out so that they go to bed early). If you are unfamiliar with the band, check out the video, below, courtesy of Park Slope Parents.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tonight: Dancing Under the Stars Begins

Tonight's performer is DJ Chris Styles. The fun starts at 7:00 pm at 4th Street and 5th Avenue and goes until 9:00 pm.

See you there!

Friday, July 1, 2011

News Round-Up

In Social Media Rat Race, Park Slope Businesses Are Leading the Pack [PS Patch]

The Arias: Contributing to the Vibrancy of Fourth Avenue [Brooklyn Eagle]

Park Slope: Meet Brooklyn Breeder [PS Patch]

Brooklyn Area May Get Redo [WSJ]