Friday, August 31, 2012

News Round-Up

Slope's Pavilion Movie Theater Wants to Lure Back Customers with Booze [DNA Info]

NYPD Cracks Down On Park Slope Stoop Sale [Gothamist]

Get Out! The Weekend Guide [PS Patch]

‘The Squid and the Whale’ Brownstone Sells for $3.45 Million [NY Daily News]

Barclays Center's Liquor License Approved [PS Patch]

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Last Photos from Dancing Under the Stars

One more set of photos from Dancing Under the Stars on Fifth Avenue. These were taken on Tuesday, August 28th. We look forward to next year. The event just keeps getting bigger and better!

Oh, and here's the video.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

BAX Fall Classes

Another sign that summer is nearly over: our friends at BAX are holding a Fall Open House on Saturday, September 8 from 10am - 2 pm.

BAX (aka Brookyln Arts Exchange) is a serious cultural hub and if you aren't familiar with it, this is your opportunity to sample free dance, theater, and tumbling classes for ages 18 months to 18 years. Drop by on the 8th and meet the BAX faculty and staff and register for the Fall Trimester. Enjoy refreshments, tour the facilities, and check out their fun, colorful Playspace for ages 1-4.

For the Open House sample class schedule, go to

Monday, August 27, 2012

Last Night of Dancing!

Join us tonight for the last night of Dancing Under the Stars!

Wow, can you believe the summer is over? That was fast!

The evening's festivities begin with a set by Rolie Polie Guacamole at 6. Then, at 7, join us for a night of Contra dancing with Henry Chapin and The Stopgap Stringband - Bob Jones, guitar; Joel Wennerstrom, banjo; Paul Friedman, fiddle.

We look forward to seeing you at 4th Street and 5th Avenue, tonight, for one last summer dance party!

Pork Slope Breaks Into Grub Street's Power Rankings

Each week, Grub Street, a food-news blog by New York Magazine, ranks the city's restaurants by their popularity and the buzz they are generating. The list is usually dominated by fancy Manhattan spots but this week, Pork Slope (247 Fifth Avenue) broke into the list at #5!

Interestingly enough, Chef Dale Talde's other Park Slope outpost, Talde (369 7th Avenue), is on the list at #16!

Check out the full power rankings list here.

Friday, August 24, 2012

News Round-Up

A Short Interview With Park Slope Author Amy Sohn, Who Didn't Answer Any Of Our Questions [Gothamist]

A Business That Wants to Fold [NY Times]

Edible: Southern Chef In Park Slope Shows How She Uses The Whole Hog [NY 1]

Patrick Stewart's Move to Park Slope Spoofed on Tumblr [DNA Info]

Die Koelner Bierhalle [NY Times]

The Early Word on Dale Talde's New Bar, Pork Slope [NY Eater]

Photo (above): Bob and Judi saying goodbye to Fifth Avenue merchants and customers last night at The Old Stone House.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Some Upcoming Merchant Events

The last days of summer may be upon us, but that doesn't mean that the fun has to end. Here are a few upcoming merchant events that you may want to put in your calendar. There is always something going on, on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue:

Uncle Barry's: Yes, they serve more than just prociutto-wrapped Twix Bars. Uncle Barry's is a great new bar at 58 Fifth Avenue. Drop by on Monday, August 27 at 9:00 pm for their monthly beer class and tasting hosted by their very own Matt Volner. $15

Aperitivo: their monthly special dinners are becoming legendary. In fact, this month's "Bourbon BBQ Dinner" is completely sold out. So, why tell you about it? Well, you never know, a lot of people could suddenly cancel from the reserve list and you'll be able to enjoy a great meal! Call 718-369-1123 or email aperitivocafe@gmail to give it a try.

Coming early next month: South: On Sunday Sept 9th at 3pm, South (629 Fifth Avenue) is holding their second annual Mac and Cheese cook off! If you want to sign up and enter your own Mac & Cheese dish, drop by the bar. Otherwise, bring your appetites on the 9th and get ready to eat. A Lot! 

Don't forget to check out our Fifth Avenue Events Calendar to see what else is going on!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

LA Blacksmith 2: LA Blacksmith's Revenge

What can we say? LA Blacksmith and Rolie Polie Guacamole really brought it, last night. You can see what we mean in the photos, above. But you really need to experience last night via video. Here is a link to a YouTube video we slapped together, this morning.

Only one night of Dancing Under the Stars is left in 2012: Aug 28 Contra dancing with Henry Chapin and The Stopgap Stringband - Bob Jones, guitar; Joel Wennerstrom, banjo; Paul Friedman, fiddle.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tonight: LA Blacksmith Returns

LA Blacksmith really got the neighborhood dancing back on July 31st (see above).

Join us again for another great set of soul and pop tonight at 7 pm.

As always, the evening's festivities begin with a set by Rolie Polie Guacamole at 6.

We look forward to seeing you at 4th Street and 5th Avenue, tonight!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pork Slope Opens

In case you've been hiding under a rock (or away on vacation), we thought we'd let you know that Pork Slope (Dale Talde's latest creation in the former Aunt Suzie's space at 247 Fifth Avenue) is finally open. It sounds like the neighborhood has given it a big two thumbs-up, so far. Dale Talde sure knows how to generate buzz and excitement, doesn't he?

Check out the press, below:

Pork Slope Opens Tomorrow [FIPS]
Photos: Inside Look at Pork Slope on Fifth Ave [Park Slope Patch]
What to Expect: Pork Slope, 247 Fifth Avenue [Here's Park Slope]
What to Eat and drink at Pork Slope, Opening Next Week in Park Slope [Grub Street]

Friday, August 17, 2012

News Round-Up

What to Expect: Pork Slope, 247 Fifth Avenue [Here's Park Slope]

What Park Slope Restaurateurs Think About Paid Sick Day Bill [Park Slope Patch]

Nominate Local Artists to be displayed at the Brooklyn Museum [GoBrooklyn Art]
PS: Consider voting for Fifth Avenue's Jonathan Blum here.

Brooklyn rebounds as the new bohemia [USA Today]

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sirsy Rocked Fifth

The band Sirsy may be small (only drums and a guitar), but they sure rock BIG.

Check out the video from Tuesday, August 14, above, and photos on Flickr.

Summer is almost over, Park Slope. Just two more performances left at Dancing Under the Stars.

Aug 21 LA Blacksmith
Aug 28 Contra dancing with Henry Chapin and The Stopgap Stringband - Bob Jones, guitar; Joel Wennerstrom, banjo; Paul Friedman, fiddle.

Come on down before the season slips away!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Battle Week Begins

Every year in August, our borough marks the Battle of Brooklyn, which took place on August 27, 1776. The battle was the first major conflict in the American Revolutionary War, after the United States declared itself to be an independent nation. Believe it or not, it was also the largest conflict in the entire war!

There will be lots of special events commemorating the Battle of Brooklyn in both Brooklyn and Manhattan, this year, including at The Old Stone House. To see the full schedule, click here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tonight: Sirsy Rocks Fifth

The two-piece band Sirsy was supposed to visit us back in July but was forced to cancel due to circumstances beyond their control. We're looking forward to rocking-out with them tonight as they return to Dancing Under the Stars.

Bring the kids out for a set of Rolie Polie Guacamole at 6. Then, at 7, dance to Sirsy right on the sidewalk at 4th Street and 5th Avenue!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fifth Avenue's New Learning Lab

Today at noon, local elected officials and representatives from Time Warner Cable will gather at Good Shepard Services (503 Fifth Avenue) to cut the ribbon on "The Learning Lab," Brooklyn's first Time Warner Cable computer and technology center. The state-of-the-art facility will be equipped with the latest computer technologies, e-learning programs, and high-speed Internet from Time Warner Cable Business Class, and will serve as a vital community resource for years to come.

Welcome to Fifth Avenue!

Friday, August 10, 2012

News Round-Up

What to Eat and Drink at Pork Slope, Opening Next Week in Park Slope [Grub Street]

Nolita Boutique Poppy Coming to Bob and Judi's Space on Fifth [Here's Park Slope]

Park Slope Beer Hall Opened Yesterday [Brownstoner]

Park Slope's Greenest Blocks [Park Slope Stoop]

Police Warn of Possible Number Pattern in Store Slayings [News 12]

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sonido Costeno Returned!

As we mentioned yesterday, there was a BIG crowd on Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets on Tuesday, as Dancing Under the Stars met National Night Out in one happy little festival. Check out the video, above, and our Flickr photos here.

Next up: Sirsy rocks the Avenue on August 14th. A small band with a powerful brand of pop music.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Photos from National Night Out

There was quite a crowd at National Night Out on Park Slope's 5th Avenue last night. Captain Michael Ameri, Commander of the 78th Precinct, was joined by Council Member Brad Lander, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, District Leader Joanne Simon and other elected official representatives for a great night of food, classic cars and music from Sonido Consteno at Dancing Under the Stars. 

Check out the photos, below.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fifth Avenue Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out is an annual event designed to:

-Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
-Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
-Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
-Send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

A National Night Out event will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, August 7th) at 6:00 PM on Fifth Avenue (at 4th Street).

The regularly scheduled 6:00 pm Tuesday Night performance by Rolie Polie Guacamole has been rescheduled to 4:30 pm to accomodate the event. The Dancing Under the Stars performance by Sonido Costeno will begin at 7:00, as scheduled.

Come out and join this positive, community event and stay for a night of dancing!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fifth Avenue's Backyard

If you are reading this and you live in New York City, then you are probably not enjoying the summer in your own backyard. For the most part, we New Yorkers rely on our parks, tar rooftops and fortunate friends to access the great outdoors.

Well, if this describes you, you may want to drop by Backyard (located at 388 Fifth Avenue)! Fifth Avenue's own backyard opened at the end of winter but the dog days of summer are really the ideal time to check it out.

Here's what they have planned as the end of summer nears:

- $1 Each Oysters on Fridays
- Happy Hour from 4-8 ever day, $1 off bears, $3 cans, $5 bourbon lemonades
- August BBQ Cookout: Saturday, August 11th, 3-8 PM, Chicken and ribs,craft beer, hot sauce. Get your tickets (hey, space is limited) here.

Friday, August 3, 2012

News Round-Up

Draft vs. Baby Bottle: The Beer Garden Debate [NY Times]

Pork Slope to Open Aug. 18 on Fifth Ave. [PS Patch]

Buga-Boo! Another Ghost Stroller Baffles Park Slopers [Brooklyn Paper]

Park Slope Library Opening Delayed Again After Years of Renovations [DNA Info]

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Video: LA Blacksmith at Dancing Under the Stars

We love LA Blacksmith! He really knows how to get people dancing. But, we also love to just watch him play saxophone. Check out the video, above, to see what we mean.

Next up on August 7th: Sonido Costeno returns! Photos from Tuesday via Flickr

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

This Weekend: The Art of BKLYN Filmfest

Ok, this isnt exactly about Fifth Avenue or Park Slope but hey, we are Park Slope, BKLYN, right?

The Art of BKLYN Filmfest is a showcase of emerging filmmakers who are Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based and/or Brooklyn-centric. It takes place at St Francis College (180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights) from August 4th - August 12th.

Watch the trailer, above, and check out the schedule here.