Friday, January 29, 2016

Dine for Pride at Bogota Latin Bistro

 Join Brooklyn Pride for a night of eating, drinking and community building at their next Dine with Pride event. 

February 2nd 11am until 11pm
Bogota Latin Bistro
Bogota will donate a portion of their proceeds for lunch or dinner. 

Enjoy amazing Colombian/Pan-Latin food and drinks (who doesn't need a mojito to warm up in February???).

Brooklyn Pride volunteers will also be on hand, so please come say hi and get to know your board of directors. Be sure to mention Brooklyn Pride, Inc. for your special gift!

Bogota Latin Bistro
141 5th Ave

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Eat all day at the New South Slope Eatery

A BIG Fifth Avenue welcome to Angelo and Team at the South Slope Eatery and Juice Bar near 11th St. Full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are available, as well as juices, in this bright and warm restaurant. You can also order online!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fleishers at Threes Brewing

From now through Super Bowl Sunday come taste some of Fleishers' classics at their pop-up at Threes Brewing in Gowanus. Pasture-raised ground beef burger, currywurst and more. Pair with craft beer while enjoying live music!

On your way pop into Fleishers on #theother5th and order your Super Bowl chicken wings, beef and weiners before they run out!

Fleishers Craft Butchery
192 5th Ave

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Free Small Business Workshop this Wednesday: Applying for Finance

Small Business: Applying for Financing and Banking Questions Answered Wednesday January 27th 6:30pm 
at the Old Stone House

Whether starting or growing your business, you need to know how your bank can support you and what services are vital to your operations. Hosted by TD Bank, this workshop will run through applying for a loan, credit, finance pitfalls and more. Don't hesitate to ask questions about small business banking.

Doors open at 6pm for snacks and networking.

Open to all, very useful for start ups and those growing their business.

RSVP to reserve your space.

Hosted by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID and The Old Stone House.

Monday, January 25, 2016

After the Blizzard

Welcome to the other side of Winter Storm Jonas!

Schools are open, city services are back on track, sidewalks are mostly clear and Fifth Avenue is back in business. We looking forward to seeing you here!

Friday, January 22, 2016

See What's Happening on 5th via Instagram!

Let's face it, there are more and more social media apps to get a grip on every day, but if there's one to choose to find out what's happening on your doorstep in Park Slope, then choose Instagram.

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID follows many of the stores, restaurants and businesses on 5th Avenue and it's a great way for you to see what's new in store, what events are happening and meet your local business owners.

Check out @theother5th on Instagram!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Welcome El Nopal!

Welcome to Angel and the team at El Nopal Restaurant and Juice Bar to the South Slope !

The bright and warm restaurant is mainly about classic Mexican dishes but they also have an extensive Juice Bar. Choose from Mighty Green Juices, a Hangover Killer made up of apple, lime, carrot, beet and ginger (could come in handy after a night spent at Freddy's and South), smoothies and shakes.

Local delivery, call (718) 541-2732

Find out more on their Facebook page.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Free Small Business Workshop: Applying for Financing and more...

It's pretty hard to run a small business. You can never be on top of everything you need to know. So let us help you! The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID has set up a series of small business workshops. Just sign up and come on down to 5th Ave!

Small Business: Applying for Financing and Banking Questions Answered Wednesday January 27th 6.30pm 
at the Old Stone House

Whether starting or growing your business, you need to know how your bank can support you and what services are vital to your operations. Facilitated by TD Bank, this workshop will run through applying for a loan, credit, finance pitfalls and more. All questions answered so bring them along!

Come early to network with fellow small business owners, freelancers and start ups in our community.

Drinks and snack provided by TD Bank. Thank you to the Old Stone House for supporting us.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Times Plaza Improvement Public Workshop

Don't miss this chance to get involved in improving Times Plaza: the Brooklyn public space that we all travel through but never knew the name of! Is there something you'd like to see in the plaza? Share your thoughts!

Wednesday January 27th at 6.30pm
YMCA at 30 Third Avenue

Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Day 2016

- Public schools and government offices closed.  Trash collection suspended.
- City courts will be open only for arraignments.
- Alternate side parking rules and mail delivery are suspended.
-  Subways are on a regular weekday schedule.

Get out there and do something...for others!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Hiho Batik Workshops this January

Tuesdays and Saturdays through January, Hiho Batik have some fun workshops for adults and kids. From dream catchers to wizard hats, using different crafting skills, you can make your own!

Check out the event page and reserve your spot!

Hiho Batik
184 5th Ave

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mil's Trills Winter Bash!

Shake the winter blues away with Mil's Trills 6th Annual Winter Bash.

Sunday January 31st at 11.30am
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitehall Place, Brooklyn

The event will also celebrate the release of Mil's Trills latest album Now That We're Friends. There will be art activities and time to schmooze with musicians plus an extra treat: there will be a screening of Mil's Trills' first official videos!

Not to be missed. Get your tickets now here!

Amelia Robinson is also a Board Member of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID and resident on 5th Avenue!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Venues for Great Parties and Events on #theother5th

Yayo's Latin Cuisine

Hosting a party, a kids birthday party or a corporate event? We have a lot of great venues on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue to help make your event a success!  The venues are located between Dean and 18th St on 5th Avenue in Park Slope and on some of the side streets.

Private Picassos
Check them out on our  Pinterest page! You can get the look of the venue and then go to their website to find out more. Many of the venues do catering as well and are happy to show you around and spend time with you to make sure you get just what you want!

If you are using one of the spots and need to do the catering yourself, Fifth Avenue has a lot of great food and drink options. Take a look at our business directory to find out what's nearby.

Convivium Osteria

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Small Business Courses on your Doorstep: Don't Miss Them!

Was your resolution to get a grip on your business? Well, the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID has lined up some workshops to support you. RSVP to claim your spot and keep an eye out for more courses being planned throughout the year!

Small Business: Applying for Financing and Banking Questions Answered Wednesday January 27th 6.30pm 
at the Old Stone House

Whether starting or growing your business, you need to know how your bank can support you and what services are vital to your operations. Hosted by TD Bank, this workshop will run through applying for a loan, credit, finance pitfalls and more.



Small Business: Before you Sign Your Lease.......Know How it Affects Your Business Interests! 
Tuesday February 23rd 9.30am
at Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID Office
in Ground Floor Gallery, 343 5th Street
Back by popular demand. Signing a commercial lease is one of the most important business decisions a small business owner will make. This course, run by NYC Business Solutions, will offer some practical suggestions to ensure that your business interests are being well served and that you minimize the risk to you and your company. The course is taught by an attorney who regularly counsels both landlords and tenants on lease agreements.


Coming soon........

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Great times ahead at Freddy's

We've picked out three great events, amongst many, going on at Freddy's this month:

Dive Bar Bluez: Miss Ida Blue - Tuesday, January 12th at 9pm

This Brooklyn based soul-singing bluez boss cuts into The Delta like a needle on wax. Backed by only the very best in the business, Blue and her 2 reed / national steel guitar crew compile a rawkus night of rowdy and soul-stirring songs.

Ida is also doing a podcast interview before the show at 7.30pm.

Opera on Tap's 10th Anniversary Bash followed by Live Karaoke - Thursday, January 14th from 7pm, Karaoke at 10pm 

Special performances by a decade of friends and musicians. No cover, donations gratefully received. Opera on Tap is a non-profit. They perform wherever they can giving operatic artists a chance to share their talents and perfect their art.

Don't miss our very own very own BID Director, Mark Caserta, playing live guitar in the Karaoke band!

Accidents Will Happen: An Elvis Costello Tribute - Saturday, January 23rd at 8pm

Some of New York's finest musicians join forces to bring to the stage the songs of the great Elvis Costello. 

Featuring Robin Aigner, David Benjoya, Bill Carney, Charming Disaster, Larry Cook, Katie Down, Rima Fand, Pete Galub, Phil Jacob Glauberson, Susan Hwang, Jacob Jiles, Dan Kilian, Shannon McArdle, Terry Radigan, Jennifer Sirey & Kevin Bailey, Gavin Smith, Andrew Sovine, Bob Van Pelt, Tom Pope, Brooke Watkins and more!

Freddy's Bar and Backroom
627 5th Ave (between 17th and 18th Sts)

Friday, January 8, 2016

Trivia on #theother5th

Don't spend your winter months cooped up indoors drinking alone. Get on down to one of these fabulous and fun Trivia nights on #theother5th! Challenge your brain and drink it away all at the same time. You could walk away with a prize for doing it!

Paddy's of Park Slope - Every Wednesday at 9pm. Prizes for the top teams.

The Gate - Every Monday at 8pm with wings from Bonnie's Grill and booze soaked giveaways!

Henri on Fifth - Every Wednesday at 8pm, new theme each week.

Uncle Barry's - Every Wednesday at 9pm, $50 bar tab for the winning team and worse prizes for second place!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Postmark: More Than a Cafe

This week we visited Katie Love, the Manager of Postmark Cafe, just off #theother5th on 6th St. The cafe just opened again for the New Year after getting a fresh coat of paint.

It's a great hang out serving delicious coffee and pastries. Plus, free wifi, without a password! But there is more to Postmark than I knew. It's actually a non- profit. They donate 100% of their tips to a chosen charity each month. This can range from $1,500 to $2,000 a month! That's a lot of help. Charities range from large to small; The Osborne Association, UNHCR and CHiPs to name a few. So get that coffee refill and slip some more change into the jar. The chalkboard shows which charity you will be giving to that month.

One event most parents in the neighborhood know about is story time, which takes places in the lower room on Fridays at 10am.  But Friday Night is Comedy Night: The Living Room. Doors open at 7.30pm, and the show starts at 8pm, It's free and there is a beer, for a donation.

The art on the walls are also from non-profits and available for purchase.

7am - 6pm

Postmark Cafe
326 6th St (between 4th and 5th Aves)

-Joanna Tallantire

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Goodbye Holiday Tree, Hello 2016 Events on #theother5th!

The Christmas Tree has been taken down and is waiting for NYC Parks to whisk it away for mulching. But let's not be too sad, we already have a few events lined up to keep you busy this year!

January kicks off our small business courses. Dates will be distributed very soon.

Wednesday February 3rd 9.30am is the BID Board Meeting at the Oyster Bar Brooklyn, between Carroll and Garfield. Come find out what is happening on 5th Ave and ask questions about your neighborhood. Free Coffee and bagels to enjoy.

Also, watch out for our Valentine's promotion. Information coming soon.

Save the Date: Wednesday April 6th is A Taste of Fifth 2016 at the Grand Prospect Hall, a celebration of our amazing restaurants in the BID. Tickets sold out last year, so mark your calendars and watch out for future posts. All proceeds go to community non-profits.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Get Fit This Year on #theother5th

Row, swim, find kids' classes, kick box, akido, barre, pilates, capoeira, get nutritional advice or try it all. The new year is here and it's time to get fit! Believe it or not #theother5th has what you need, from large gyms to small, unique studios. Many of them have specials this month, so check them out.

Go to our business directory to get more detail.

Align Brooklyn
Amerikick Karate Studio
Area Yoga
Balanced Lifestyle Nutrition
Body Reserve Gym
Body Tonic Pilates Gymnasium
Capoeira Brooklyn
Fifth Avenue Fitness
Harbor Health and Fitness
Japan Karate Association
NY Sports Club
Park Slope Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Prospect Park YMCA
Pure Barre
Slope Nutrition
United Tae Kwon Do
Way of Action Tae Kwon Do

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Amerikick, Park Slope

Get a jumpstart on your New Year's goals today and launch into 2016 fitter, more confident, and happier than ever with Amerikick's amazing Fitness Kickboxing classes.

There's 3 Amazing Classes to choose from, plus when you sign up you get free Gloves and you pay just $1! (Regular: $19.99). Adult Co-ed Introductory, Ladies Introductory, Thai Boxing and more.

Go to this link and enter this promo code “CONQUER2016” at the checkout.

Happy New Year from Amerikick, Park Slope!

529 5th Ave

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all the 5th Ave merchants and supporters!

Looking forward to seeing you all on 5th Avenue this year.