Wednesday, September 30, 2015

It's Oktoberfest All Over #theother5th

Oktoberfest Celebrations are breaking out all over Park Slope's Fifth Avenue! Grab a stein and let's go!

South (629 5th Ave): Sunday, October 4th join South in their Stein Holding Contest from 6pm. To win, just fill a stein and hold it in front of you. Hold it! Come on, you can do it!

Munch through some Beer Brats from 5-8pm!

Brooklyn's Bavarian Biergarten (263 Prospect Avenue):  This Friday, October 2 at 7:30 (recommended to come by 7:00) join in their Stein Holding Contest.

1. 21 and over
2. Participants identify themselves to the bartenders that they want to participate.
3. All participants buy a liter and keep the stein. They will be given gold beads to be identified as participants.
4. At 7:30 the contest begins.
5. The person whom holds the stein the longest with a straight arm wins!

Sponsored by: Radeburger
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places

Pre-register on their FB page.

Blue Ribbon (280 5th Avenue): Brooklyn Blue Ribbon is celebrating Oktoberfest now through the end of October with Bratwurst, Pretzels, Beer and more of your favorites! Check out the menu, above, for more! Don't miss the celebration!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

V Spot Comedy Night

The first Thursday of every month is Stand Up Comedy at the V Spot, hosted by owner Alex Carabino starting at 10pm. Yup, that's this week (Thursday, October 1st).

Not only have a good laugh, but enjoy V Spot's unique menu of latin inspired vegan dishes and a full drinks menu to complete a wonderful evening.

Check out V Spot's menu here.

V Spot
156 5th Ave
(718) 928-8778

Monday, September 28, 2015

Food for Thought!

Join restaurants from all over Park Slope including many favorites from #theother5th, and raise money for the Park Slope's Civic Council's College Scholarship fund!

Wednesday October 21st 6.30pm - 9.00pm at the Prospect Park Picnic House

Enjoy cocktails, drinks and hors d'oeuvres from all of your favourite local eateries and watering holes.

The BID would particularly like to thank Freddy's Bar, Benchmark, Stone Park Cafe, Bricolage, Oyster Bar Brooklyn, Backyard and TD Bank for supporting this event.

Purchase tickets here.
For more information go to the Park Slope Civic Council website.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Freddy's Bar Gets a New website

If you have have ever visited the website of Freddy's Bar website, you know that it is quirky and unusual, just like the bar, itself, and part-owner Donald O'Finn.

But recently, the site has undergone a major facelift, featuring tons of information; daily events on the calendar, art info, events info and menus! Visit for Hot Dog and Beer Happy Hour or just a quick pint in this infamous neighborhood pub, music, comedy venue.

The site was redeveloped by Anne Hiatt, founder of Opera on Tap  and frequent performer at Freddy's Bar.

Freddy's is also the founder of the Doggy Fashion Show held each year at Summer Strolls.

Freddy's Bar and Backroom
627 5th Ave

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Celebrate 1 Year with Align Brooklyn

Align Brooklyn is a boutique wellness studio located on #theother5th in the South Slope. They offer many classes including yoga, barre, pilates and also host chiropractic sessions and functional nutrition classes.

Help Align celebrate their first year in business on Friday, October 2nd at 7pm. Enjoy a free Live DJ Yoga Flow Class with Jaclyn and take advantage of the special 12 classes for the price of 10.

Pop in or visit their website for more information.

Align has been integral to the community since they opened, participating in the Fifth Avenue Fair and Summer Strolls. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

Align Brooklyn
579 5th Ave 2nd Floor
(718) 788-3940

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Check Out What's New at The Diana Kane Boutique

This Thursday evening (9/24) from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, drop by The Diana Kane Boutique  for shopping (discounts!) and sipping (libations!). Come see what's new for the fall!

The Diana Kane Boutique
229 5th Avenue
(718) 638-6520

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It's National Lobster Day this Friday!

National Lobster Day is on Friday, September 25, and the team at Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn is paying homage to the crustacean with a decadent $95 lobster tasting menu.

Guests will be start with Lobster Bisque, followed by a Chilled Mango and Avocado Lobster Tower before the main course, a 1.5-pound lobster. The menu also comes with two side dishes and includes a glass of Prosecco to celebrate the day.

The All Hail The Lobster! menu is will be available from Friday, September 25, through Sunday, September 27.

254 Fifth Ave
(347) 294-0596 or online to make a reservation

Monday, September 21, 2015

Become An Olive Oil Expert At O Live This Fall

NEW OLIVE OIL 101 CLASSES at O Live Brooklyn on #theother5th
Tuesday September 22nd at 6pm and Friday October 2nd at 6pm
Olive Oil 101 explores "When, What and How" as well as the flavor characteristics and chemistry of single varietal extra virgin olive oil. It also explore the scandalous world of the olive oil business and how to identify great extra virgins.
Then learn how to taste like a pro with 5 different varietals. All classes are lead by Owner/Operator Greg Bernarducci.
Light snacks will be provided, along with O Live's original Southside Peach Balsamic Cocktail and a special new cocktail developed especially for Park Slope.
You can purchase a reservation for $30 per person, which includes the class and one selected bottle of extra virgin olive oil.
All classes begin at 6pm and last approximately 60 - 90 minutes. Space is limited so please reserve a spot in advance!
For more information on how to gift a class or sign up yourself call or email
O Live Brooklyn,
140 5th Ave. Park Slope, Brooklyn.
(718) 783-1680 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Celebrate Today with Goorin Bros

Goorin Bros will be holding their Four Year anniversary party today in their store from 6pm-9pm. 

You can try on all of their hats, get lots of help on hat style and care whilst drinking! Cocktails and beer from Brockton's Gin and Sixpoint Brewery with live music from the local duo The World Blister Brothers.

Goorin Bros. 
195 5th Ave
(718) 783-4287

Friday, September 18, 2015

Gypsy Soul at the Prez this Sunday

GreenSpace@President presents 


Sunday September 20th at 5pm

for a Night of Gypsy Soul! With James Grover on bass and background vocals, Chito Rosario on percussion, Rodney Siau on brass!

If you came to the Pacific Bear's Anniversary Party, you would have heard Edwin and his group MUSICA! Or you TRIED to hear them, over the noise across the street! REALLY HEAR THEM this Sunday at The Prez!

GreenSpace@President St
corner of #theother5th

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pork Slope Owner Releases New Book

Dale Talde, Chef and part-owner of Pork Slope on #theother5th, Talde's on 7th Avenue and other restaurants, just released a new cook book, "Asian American: Proudly Inauthentic Recipes from the Philippines to Brooklyn" which was featured in the NYTimes Food section this week.

Pork Slope is a local restaurant loved for it's amazing Mac n Cheese and, of course, Pulled Pork and Tater Tots.

Congratulations to Dale Talde and Pork Slope!

Pork Slope
247 5th Ave
(718) 768-7675

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Give some Tree LC to our community Street Trees

Whether the tree in front of your building is old or new, it will need care throughout the year. As the hot summer comes to an end, the tree needs less watering but it still needs your help. Here's what to do to keep our community trees on #theother5th and beyond healthy and happy:

  • Keep the area around your tree free of trash and animal waste. Not a lovely job, but dog urine burns the tree bark and dog waste contains bacteria that the soil doesn't like. To help, put-up a sign explaining this, a lot of dog owners do not actually realize. Another tip is, when watering, give the whole tree pit a wash to clean off any waste and urine so other dogs don't follow suit.

  • Pull up weeds growing around your tree. Weeds compete with the tree for vital nutrients and water. 

  • Pull weeds throughout the season, but be especially careful to pull weeds in the early fall before they dry and their seeds spread.

  • Your tree needs to breathe, so make sure the pit is also free of bricks and heavy items that stop the roots from growing. A larger tree pit ensures the roots won't buckle up the sidewalk slabs in its quest to get oxygen. 

  • Loosen the top two to three inches of soil to help water and air reach the tree’s roots. Be careful not to damage the roots. 

  • Add one inch of compost to the soil around your tree. Be sure to keep raised soil away from the trunk of the tree. You should be able to see the base of the tree where the trunk begins to spread into roots. 

  • Create a ring of mulch around the base of the trunk. Make sure that no mulch touches the trunk. Mulch should be shallow (three to four inches deep) but wide; the ring can be as wide as the branches of a newly planted tree. Mulch smothers weeds, helps retain moisture and makes good compost when it breaks down. 

  • Replenish mulch as it breaks down and replace it every spring at it will be contaminated by toxic salts from winter snow removal and dog waste.

  • Please don't chain bikes or wrap anything around the tree which can damage it's bark and strangle the tree.

Thanks Million Trees NYC for some great information. They also provide information on Street Tree Care, adopting your local tree, how to get for a new tree and free workshops and tree captain training. Just click here!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Join Park Slope Parents Fall Shmoozefest

The kids are back in school—time to focus on YOU and your career! Here's a great way to meet and connect!


Join fellow Park Slopers and community members for a networking night at The Old Stone House. Come talk about your career and collaborative needs, new business ventures and ideas, career change and transition questions and any other job-related concerns and questions. 

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM 
Where: The Old Stone House , 336 3rd Street Brooklyn (at 5th Ave), NY 11215 



·        AT check-in you'll get a number.
·        At 6:45PM, ONE-minute introductions will begin. You will be timed. Go too long and you'll get dinged. 
·        After everyone's finished (around 7:25), you'll spend the next hour making connections, giving out cards to folks you want to meet with and requesting cards of people you'd like to work with in the future. 
·        We will have until 8:30 (and for the rest of eternity) to schmooze, peruse, cruise, and amuse. If you have synergy with folks, you can go out for drinks at one of the local places!
Real quotes from real people about the PSP CAN Shmoozefests:
"The Shmoozefest was my FAVORITE - I'd love to attend another one!"
"I CONNECTED with a graphic designer at the Fall Shmoozefest who hooked me up with an editor, and I got an assignment from that editor"
"I ENJOYED the networking event at [the Old Stone House] as a great way to meet people in the neighborhood and make connections."
"The networking events are GREAT."

Monday, September 14, 2015

Shana Tova!

A very Happy New Year to our jewish friends in Park Slope and beyond!

If you are tired of cooking, Park Slope's Fifth Avenue has the PERFECT spot for you to enjoy an amazing Rosh Hashanah meal: Miriam (79 5th Avenue). Check out their special menu here!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Where to watch NFL on #theother5th

We are really lucky to have so many great, local bars and restaurants on 5th serving delicious drinks and food. We are also pleased that so many of them show sports and in particular NFL games. Are you ready for some football, Park Slope?

Here is a list of where to go to get your Football fix.

Also watch out for coverage of the US Open finals this weekend and the Rugby World Cup next week in some of these venues.

The Montrose
47 5th Ave corner of Bergen

The Black Horse Pub
568 5th Ave at 16th St

Pork Slope
247 5th Ave near Carroll

Henri on 5th
279 5th Ave at 1st St

Bonnie's Grill
278 5th Ave between 1st and Garfield
A special spot for Buffalo Bills fans! Go Bills!

Uncle Barry's
58 5th Ave between St Mark's and Bergen

200 Fifth
200 5th Ave near Union

The Monro Pub
481 5th Ave between 11th and 12th

39 5th Ave Near Dean

629 5th Ave between 17th and 18th

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Greek Music Night at Pitas and Sticks

Pitas and Sticks is more than authentic greek food in a wonderful warm atmosphere. Every once in a while they transform their space into a live Greek Music venue! That's something you won't find anywhere else in the neighborhood!

Don't miss your next chance to dine, drink and enjoy a full night of greek music on Saturday, September 19th from 8:30pm.

Reservations are recommended, online or by phone.

Pitas and Sticks
321 9th Street just off #theother5th
(718) 369-9800

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Back to School!

Welcome back to all of our public school students here in Park Slope, especially our neighbors at 5th Avenue's MS51.

We wish you all a great school year!

West Nile Virus Spraying in Park Slope and Beyond

The City will be spraying for West Nile Virus on Wednesday, September 9th starting at 8:30pm, and going into Thursday morning at 6am. Neighborhoods to include Park Slope, South Slope/Greenwood Heights, Sunset Park and more. Weather permitting.

It is recommended that you stay indoors and keep windows closed during the spraying. And bring in pets too! 

For information on the spraying schedule go to this link:

Friday, September 4, 2015

Celebrate One Year with Mathnasium

Happy 1 year anniversary to Mathnasium of Park Slope!

To celebrate, they are hosting an ice cream social on Saturday, September 12th from 3-6pm.

Join them to meet instructors, ask questions about their program and get a special deal of $100 off of the first month of instruction.

Mathnasium is located right in the heart of Park Slope near the corner of 5th Street and 5th Ave.

Mathnasium Learning Center of Park Slope
361 5th Ave
(718) 369-MATH

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fall Classes at Capoeira Brooklyn!

Capoeira Brooklyn showed off their wonderful talents and community spirit at our Summer Strolls this July and August to some big crowds. Good news: they have opened up registration for the new school year. Some classes are just off #theother5th and others not so far away in Gowanus. Here's the schedule:

Class Schedule

Mondays, Ages: 4-5, 4:30-5:15pm (9/21-1/25) @PowerPlay

Mondays, Ages: 9-13, 5:15-6:45pm (9/21-1/25) @PowerPlay

Weds, Ages: 6-8, 5:30-6:30pm (9/16-1/27) @PowerPlay

Fridays, Ages 4-5,  4-4:45pm (9/18-1/29) @Way of Action

Saturdays, Ages 6-8, 10am-11 (9/19-1/30) @Way of Action

Class Locations

Way of Action: 316 7th St, 2nd Fl (just off 5th Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11215

Powerplay: 432 3rd Ave,Brooklyn, NY 11215

How to Register

Download the registration form available on their website and mail it with your payment to reserve a spot for your child(ren), or pay via the paypal link here and scan/email your registration form.  

Capoeira Brooklyn
(646) 492-4221

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Frizzy Dizzy Comedy Show at Dizzy's on #theother5th

Book your tickets now for a fabulous lineup of comedians at The Room at Dizzy's.

This high caliber line up includes comedians who usually perform at major comedy clubs in Manhattan, where ticket prices are high! So take this opportunity and see these hit comedians in Park Slope on September 19th from 8.30pm $10 cover charge. 

Neko White -
a regular at top comedy clubs such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, and New York Comedy Club

Phoebe Robinson - appeared on Last Comic Standing, the TODAY show, Comedy Central’s Broad City and is a staff writer for MTV’s Girl Code.

MONROE MARTIN III - has appeared on The Tonight Show w Jimmy Fallon, NBC's Last Comic Standing and Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. He booked and headlined his own show at New York comedy club Carolines.

and more....

Hosted by Jen Salzman.

Dizzy's on 5th 
230 5th Ave corner of President

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fall Solo Exhibition at Ground Floor Gallery

Meet Artist Ian Trask this September

You're invited to the Ground Floor Gallery's inaugural show of the fall season: "Give and Take,” a solo exhibition featuring mixed-media Brooklyn artist, Ian Trask, on Friday, September 11 from 6 - 8:30pm.  
Scientist, urban scavenger, collector, and materials mastermind, Trask excels in transforming discarded materials from his live and work spaces into textured works of art brimming with personality.  His choice of materials range from piano keys and discarded silverware to textiles, cardboard, and vaccination vials.  
A longtime resident of Park Slope, Trask is also a founding artist of The Invisible Dog studio and exhibition space in Cobble Hill.  
#newcollectorbk - The Blog!

Also, don't miss the Ground Floor Gallery's new blog for new art buyers, #newcollectorbk: a bi-weekly newsletter featuring new collector profiles, artist introductions, and artwork available in a range of price points!