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North Flatbush BID co-presents Night Life Forum with Community Board 8–

The North Flatbush Business Improvement District strives to improve our neighborhood for residents and businesses.

Food and Beverage businesses are encouraged to check out the Night Life Forum presented by Community Board 8′s SLA & Sidewalk Cafe Review Committee.

Come learn how to be a good business neighbor–see below for more information. Call the BID office if there are any questions–718-783-1685

Open to all. Feel free to share.

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Speaking of Fitness on Flatbush

We are so happy for our friends at HIIT BK by Eladia has been named in Time Out New York’s “The 20 best gyms and health clubs in New York City”– see more at: http://bit.ly/1hNRXhR

 

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Also, our friends at The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce announce a new week-long wellness initiative that kicks-off November 9th, 2014 with a family friendly Health & Fitness Expo on the Factory Floor at Industry City, 10am-5pm. Bring the family and visit our vendors, learn some tips to live a healthier life, climb a rock wall and much more! – See more at: http://bit.ly/1qIzNkp

Participating in Health & Fitness Week is our very own:

HIIT BK by Eladia, 264 Flatbush

BYKlyn, 258 Flatbush

 

Explore Brooklyn & North Flatbush Fitness outlets

We are so lucky to be friends with the gang over at ExploreBK.com !

They have put together a special fitness promotion for our health/wellness businesses. All you need to do is subscribe to their website for updates and special offers and you will receive an invitation and password to participate in all the great offers.

Time to sweat on North Flatbush!Passport to Fitness on Flatbush Flyer 8.7.2014

NYPD 78th Precinct’s National Night Out 2014 at Grand Army Plaza

Please join the 78th Precinct, merchants and neighbors for an evening at Grand Army Plaza! I bet the new Commanding Officer, Captain Frank Digiacomo will be there!

PS-they are looking for event sponsors and volunteers.

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Huzzah Regina!

At the North Flatbush Annual Meeting on June 19, 2014, hosted at HIIT BK by Eladia-264 Flatbush, the BID Board of Directors and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce recognized Board President Regina Cahill for her efforts in leading the organization in the 2013-2014 year. Much thanks and appreciation go to Regina for her work in steering the organization during a leadership transition and her dedication to the cause.

 

THANK YOU Regina!!!

BCC/NFBID thank Board President Regina Cahill

BCC/NFBID thank Board President Regina Cahill

left to right: Diane Allison, Board Member; Kai Feder, Brooklyn Borough President, Board Member; Michael Pintchik, Board Member; Eladia Causil-Rodriguez, Board Member; Kris Goddard, NYC SBS, Board Member; Michelle George, Community Board 8; Heather Hamilton, Board Member; Carlo A. Scissura, Brooklyn Chamber President & CEO; Regina Cahill, Board President; Matthew Pintchik, Board Member; Officer Jerry Galante, 78 precinct; James Dean Ellis, NFBID Executive Director; Alison Houtte, Board Member; Chris King, Board Member;  Catherine Zinnel, Board Representative for Council member Brad Lander; Brian Cunningham, Representative for Council member Laurie Cumbo

 

It’s official beginning July 1

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 19, 2014

North Flatbush Business Improvement District and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Announce Agreement on Management of BID Operations

North Flatbush BID Board Brings Chamber Services, Business Assistance Services to the District

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the North Flatbush Business Improvement District (BID) today announced an agreement for the Chamber to manage BID’s operations. This is the first time a Chamber of Commerce will be directly managing one of New York City’s Business Improvement Districts. The Board made this decision after several months of the Chamber voluntarily staffing the BID’s offices and piloting its satellite Chamber service program. The formal announcement was made at the North Flatbush BID’s annual meeting. James Dean Ellis, the Chamber’s Manager for Neighborhood Economic Development Initiatives, will serve as the BID’s Executive Director.

As part of the agreement, the Chamber will offer its full range of business services, currently only available in Downtown Brooklyn, at the North Flatbush BID offices. The move recognizes that many businesses who need assistance have limited time to seek those services out. By embedding its programs in more locations around the borough, the Chamber hopes to make it easier for businesses to access capital, get job training, pro bono legal assistance, affordable health insurance and other services they need to help their business grow.

“For many years the North Flatbush Avenue BID has relied on its relationships with neighborhood groups, pooling energy and resources to provide direct services and experiences for the community,” said North Flatbush BID President Regina Cahill. “The Board views this agreement with the Chamber as a natural and modern progression of what the BID has always done; work well with others. We are excited about the boundless potential that this agreement provides and we look forward to the ever expanding possibilities on North Flatbush Avenue.”

“We look forward to working with all of the BID’s stakeholders to create a single cohesive business community that takes all of the newfound post-Barclays interest in Flatbush Avenue, and leverages it to benefit all of the district’s businesses and residents,” said Chamber President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura. “From NYC Business Solutions, to our Good Help, Healthworks, and Affordable Care Act Navigator programs, the full range of services the Chamber provides will be right here in the neighborhood where they can do the most good. I want to thank Regina Cahill, the entire North Flatbush BID Board of Directors, and the City’s Department of Small Business Services for giving us this opportunity.”

“I am very glad that the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the North Flatbush Business Improvement District have reached this agreement to ensure effective management and beneficial services for the Flatbush Avenue business community and the neighborhood,” said Council Member Brad Lander (D-39).  “I look forward to working in partnership with the Chamber and the BID to continue to support the development of businesses and amenities in this important commercial corridor.”

“The partnership between the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the North Flatbush Business Improvement District is a win for our community and borough by increasing access to resources that will benefit small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs while bolstering our local economy,” said Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo (D-35).

“Community Board No. 8 would like to welcome the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on its new endeavor to manage the North Flatbush Avenue BID. This effort will lead to an expansion of services offered by the Chamber of Commerce not only to the BID, but to other businesses borough-wide that may have a hard time accessing services at the Commerce’s Downtown Brooklyn offices,” said Community Board 8 District Manager Michelle George.  “We welcome and congratulate James Ellis, who has accepted the role of the BID’s Executive Director and wish him great success in his new capacity.”

“This decision builds on the months we have already spent working with the board, familiarizing ourselves with the BID and its initiatives, and engaging with all of our stakeholders to have a more engaged community,” said incoming North Flatbush BID Executive Director and the Chamber’s Manager for Neighborhood Economic Development Initiatives, James Dean Ellis. “Now, with this agreement in place and our fleet of services on track, we are truly prepared for Flatbush’s renaissance.”

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Flatbush On the Rise

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What we’ve know for a loooong time, the world is introduced!

Making the rounds on the blog-o-sphere (brokelyn.com, brownstoner.com, explorebk.com) this week is a great read about Flatbush Avenue, It’s a very old route that started as a Native American path and became a road in Colonial times — even becoming the target of a strategic roadblock during the Revolutionary War.” But, more importantly, a great recap of some of our businesses and district resources are listed. We are so excited for the press and thank our friends over at ExploreBK.com for initiating this!

Take a peek and share with the interwebs! Click here to read.

SAVE THE DATE: NFBID Annual Meeting–Thursday June 19th, 6pm

Please RSVP to info@nfbid.com

Please RSVP to info@nfbid.com

Happy Memorial Day–Thank You!

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Brooklyn keeps getting cooler with ExlporeBK.com

 

Explore Brooklyn

 

Born out of our former (and beloved) Borough President Marty Markowitz’s Shop Brooklyn initiative, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Brooklyn-based technology company BlankSlate, today unveiled Explore Brooklyn (ExploreBK.com), the borough’s first official tourism website. The announcement was made at BKLYN DESIGNS, an annual exhibition of Brooklyn designers in DUMBO, sponsored by the Chamber.

The North Flatbush Business Improvement District was an early fan of Shop Brooklyn–participating in its programming from the onset. “We couldn’t be happier with the development of initiatives like ExploreBk.com,” said North Flatbus BID’s interim Executive Director, James Dean Ellis, “it’s platforms like this that will allow Brooklyn’s unique neighborhoods to gain additional exposure for our communities’ businesses. We welcome “explorers” to the district and invite them to spend some time meandering North Flatbush or before and after Barclays Center events.”

Each year Brooklyn lures millions of visitors. ExploreBK.com will be their one-stop-shop website to find the best places to eat, stay, shop and play.

“Brooklyn has everything a global city can offer- theaters, beaches, amusement parks, bars, restaurants, hotels, parks, beautiful architecture, and a great community of 2.6 million of the most diverse neighbors you will find anywhere,” said Chamber President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura. “ExploreBK is going to take all those great things that make us the coolest city in the world, and put them into a simple easy to use guide for residents and tourists to move beyond the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge and really explore Brooklyn. Our partners at BlankSlate have done an incredible job taking this idea and helping to make it a reality.”

Based on a brand-new tourism solution developed by BlankSlate to premiere with the site, Explore Brooklyn is designed to help New Yorkers and visitors find the best of Brooklyn all in one place, while giving local businesses and attractions an easy-to-use tool to promote themselves in a seamless social environment. The site is optimized for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, and includes Brooklyn-centered editorial content written by some of the best bloggers in Brooklyn, a robust events calendar, and visually striking neighborhood pages.

The central feature of the site, however, is a searchable directory of every business, restaurant, park, and point of interest in Brooklyn. This directory is populated by content from BlankSlate’s new local marketing solution, BlankSlate Pages. “Pages” dynamically gathers content about each business from Facebook, Google, Twitter, Foursquare, and many other sources around the web to create ready-made profiles that can then be customized by the business owner. Businesses and attractions on Explore Brooklyn can curate and showcase user reviews, maps, menus, photos, social network feeds, store hours, and more. Various marketing opportunities are also available to increase exposure.

“We see Pages as a way to unify the local experience for consumers, businesses, and destinations through mapping everything in their local world,” said Kael Goodman, CEO of BlankSlate. “Whereas traditional tourism content can be somewhat static, Pages gives businesses, restaurants, hotels, and local governments a way to keep their content up to date, and will give visitors to ExploreBK.com an informative, immersive Brooklyn experience like never before. We are excited to have ExploreBK as the inaugural site for BlankSlate Pages.”

Check out this great launch video:  http://vimeo.com/94609167

In Memoriam

Haifa

 

The North Flatbush BID mourns the passing of Amin Awad the patriarch of the Haifa Deli & Grocery–263 Flatbush Avenue.

Mr. Awad ran the business and  lived on Flatbush Avenue for more than 40 years.  He was cleric and  leader at the Al Farooq mosque on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill as well as a Chaplain at Rikers Island.

Described in a news account as “a squat, jolly-looking man in a well-cut suit and trench coat.”;  Mr. Awad presided over the counter at Haifa Deli leading lively discussions of politics and current events. His welcoming grace and good humor were evident to all who came to the store.

In recent years, Mr. Awad’s many children and grandchildren have taken up the operation of the deli and maintained the store as a hub of neighborhood activity.

 

Burrito Bar & Kitchen Kicks Off 3-day Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Let’s make this the official kick-off of our long-awaited spring!
Burrito Bar and Kitchen located at 307 Flatbush on the corner of Prospect Place is hosting a 3-day celebration of everyone’s favorite chips-n-salsa-eating-margarita-drinking day!
Don’t let the scaffolding fool you, they are still churning out their delicious food and refreshing beverages with great service and smiling staff!
While Cinco de Mayo may have risen in popularity because of our appetite for South-of-the-border specialties, to learn more about its history follow this Wiki Link.

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Click here to check out the “Grooviest” food on North Flatbush!

Franny’s Celebrates 10 Years!

In honor of Franny’s celebrating 10 years on North Flatbush and 1 year in their newest space, we would like to present their menu for your admiration. Also, they will open an al fresco dining experience beginning May 5th. Be certain to check out Franny’s sibling busineses–Marco’s and Bklyn Larder. Franny and the gang reminisce on 10 years of business here.

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salumi

finocchiona
spicy salame
mortadella di fegato
salame sarda
coppa
bresaola
lonza
lardo

three meats 10
five meats 17
eight meats 20

appetizers

wood-roasted green cerignola olives with oranges and fennel 8
bruschetta with garlic, monti olio nuovo and sea salt 3
crostini of wood-roasted pancetta with pickled turnips 10
crostino of ‘nduja, pickles and ricotta salata 10
pork cheek and beef tongue terrine 13
fried lemons with anchovies, olives and buffalo mozarella 14
borlotti beans with tratturello extra virgin olive oil 12
wood-roasted parsnips with salsa verde and horseradish 11
marinated kale with pancetta and pickled fennel 13
braised romaine with egg, bottarga and breadcrumbs 13
spring lettuces with radishes and red onion 14
sauteed squid with farro, celery, colatura and chilies 16
roasted pork sausage with spinach 16

pasta & polenta

chitarra cacio e pepe  16
mafalde braised guina hen and scallions 18
bucatini with guanciale, pea shoots and pinenuts  18
mezze maniche with spicy lamb sausage ragu 17
polenta with duck egg, roasted scallions and ramps  18

pizza & calzone

extra virgin olive oil and sea salt  9
tomato, garlic, oregano and tiburtini olio novello 16
tomato and buffalo mozzarella 17
tomato, buffalo mozzarella and sausage 18
tomato, buffalo mozzarella and meatballs 18
tomato, oregano, pepperoni and caciocavallo 19
tomato, anchovies, capers, olives, chilies and parmigiano reggiano  18
pancetta, onions and fontina  18
wood-roasted mushrooms crescenza  17
ricotta, buffalo mozzarella, basil, garlic and hot peppers 17
tomato, olives, tuna, onions, parsley and chilies 18
clams, chilies and parsley 18
calzone with prosciutto cotto, ricotta and pecorino romano  18

Performance Auditions for Brooklyn Nets Playoffs

Do you think you have the goods to entertain the masses at Barclays Center? Audition this Monday 4/14/14 to find out. Be sure to visit our wide array of local businesses and national chains while you’re in the area–nfbid.com/business-directory

AUDITIONS FOR BROOKLYN NETS PLAYOFFS

Brooklynites Invited to Try Out for a Chance to Perform

During Brooklyn Nets Playoff Games at Barclays Center

- Monday, April 14 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Barclays Center –

 BROOKLYN (April 2, 2014) – The Brooklyn Nets are inviting Brooklyn singers and musicians to audition for the opportunity to perform at a Playoff game at Barclays Center. Auditions will be held on Monday, April 14 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at The Barclays Practice Court at Barclays Center.

“Our Playoffs are For Brooklyn and we want to give Brooklynites the chance to share the spotlight at Barclays Center,” said Petra Pope, Senior Vice President for Entertainment and Event Marketing for the Brooklyn Nets. “There’s tremendous musical talent in this borough and we encourage our residents to audition and represent on Brooklyn’s biggest stage.”

Residents must bring a valid form of identification, as well as a utility bill to prove local residency. For performers under the age of 18, one parent or guardian must be present at registration to sign a participation waiver. 

A keyboard will be provided. Singers are asked to bring their track on CD or MP3. All singers and musicians should be prepared to perform The Star-Spangled Banner. 

MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND

WHO:                   Brooklyn singers and musicians.

WHAT:                Auditions for Brooklyn residents to perform at a Brooklyn Nets Playoff game. Brooklyn residents must bring a valid form of identification as well as a utility bill to prove local residency. For performers under the age of 18, one parent or guardian must be present at registration to sign a participation waiver. 

WHEN:                Monday, April 14, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE:             The Barclays Practice Court at Barclays Center–620 Atlantic Ave.,Brooklyn

Participants and media should enter through the Calvin Klein VIP entrance, located at the northwest corner of the arena on Atlantic Avenue.

About Brooklyn Nets: The Brooklyn Nets, presented by SW24 Security, were officially launched in April 2012 and play their home games at Barclays Center located at the crossroads of Brooklyn, Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. A member of the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division, the Nets advanced to the NBA Playoffs in 2013 for the first time since 2007. Prior to its relocation to Brooklyn, the team was called the New Jersey Nets. Starting in 1977, the Nets played their first four seasons in New Jersey at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, before moving in 1981 to Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford (later renamed Continental Airlines Arena and IZOD Center). They remained in East Rutherford for 29 seasons until relocating to the Prudential Center in Newark in 2010.  The Nets have reached the postseason 17 times, won four Atlantic Division titles and two Eastern Conference Championships, reaching the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. 

 

 

Spring at Elberta–335 Flatbush Avenue

Did someone say 60 degrees this week.  Well that means Spring Hang Out Season has begun! Kick it off at Elberta with Tasty Tuesday followed by First Fridays, and Midnight Brunch on Saturday!
 
 
TASTY TUESDAY
It’s 3D Therapy: Dine, Drink, Dialog over a $25 Prix Fixe Three Course Menu happy hour 5-8 p. Add a little groove music and you’ve got the perfect date spot ! Doors open@5pm 
 
FIRST FRIDAY
Dine at Elberta then step next door to 333 and feel the vibes of DJ ReWindz! Doors to 333 open @10 p
 
 
MIDNIGHT BRUNCH EVERY SATURDAY
No need to leave the hot spot to get your brunch favorites now you can have it all in one! Happy hour 11p-12a kitchen closes @ 1:30 am
Vibe + Parish Nation - #MIDNITE BRUNCH Hosted by Bonsu Thompson
MIDNIGHT BRUNCH @ ELBERTA
 
For more information, be sure to check the website, www.elbertarestaurant.com
 

Congratulations to our Myrtle Avenue BID colleague!

The North Flatbush BID is excited about the announcement of our friend, and neighbor BID director, M. Blaise Backer being named as Deputy Commissioner at NYC Small Business Services.

Blaise has spent over a decade supporting the Fort Green, Clinton Hill neighborhoods with the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. He has been instrumental in dramatically lowering the vacancy rate along Myrtle Avenue, curating mom-and-pop businesses and now Blaise will head up the Neighborhoods division at SBS and will bring his expertise and enthusiasm to the benefit of New York City as a whole.
We at the North Flatbush Business Improvement District look forward to working with Blaise and his NYC Small Business Services team in the near future!

The North Flatbush Business Improvement District and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Announce Collaboration to Staff and Operate BID


Pictured: left to right: Andrew Steininger, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC); Jola Spahija (BCC); Rashad Frazier (BCC); Elizabeth Cofrancesco (BCC); North Flatbush BID Director James Dean Ellis (BCC); Eladia Causil-Rodriguez, Owner, Eladia’s Kids and board ember at the North Flatbush BID; Regina Cahill, President of the North Flatbush BID; Diane Allison, Flatbush BID Board Secretary; Kris Goddard, Executive Director for BID Development and Commercial Revitalization at the NYC Department of Small Business Services; Carlo A. Scissura, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Terence Kelly, Community Affairs at Barclays; Tondalaya London (BCC); Monique Hector (BCC); Alison Hooti, Owner Hooti Couture and board member at North Flatbush BID)

 
The North Flatbush Business Improvement District and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that beginning today (3/21/2014) the Chamber will staff and manage the North Flatbush Business Improvement District (BID) through the Brooklyn Alliance. This partnership with the North Flatbush BID will include the Chamber of Commerce’s Neighborhood Business Center pilot program, which will host representatives from NYC Business Solutions, Good Help Employment Services, Brooklyn HealthWorks and Affordable Care Act Navigators for health insurance. If your business needs resources or technical assistance, The North Flatbush office hours will be Fridays 9a-5pm, or by appointment.

Shop Local – #RedSnowflake Flatbush Deals

>>> click here for printable .pdf.

  • Hooti Couture – 321 Flatbush Avenue, $5 gift certificate on any purchase over $30.00 and a $10 gift certificate on purchases  over $100.

  • Meet2Nail – 299 Flatbush Avenue, Gel Manicure ONLY $20!  Reg. $26.50 All day, every day!!

  • Ideya Latin Bistro – 636 Carlton (at Park Pl.) ,$9  LUNCH Special Mon-Fri  Soup, /1/2 cuban or torta de pollo sandwich/cafe con lech 12pm to 5pm.

  • 67Burger – 234 Flatbush Avenue, 10% off your order, all day TUESDAY!  (IN STORE ONLY). Treat your friends and family.

  • Franny’s – 348 Flatbush Avenue – Choice of FREE Gelato OR WINE (250ml) during Lunch,with a 2 course lunch)  Monday through Friday 12:00PM to 2:30PM only.

  • DNN Hair Salon & Spa – 325 Flatbush Avenue, – $5 off next appointment with a $50 purchase.  Facials are only $45.00 too, reg. $75!!

  • Burrito Bar – 307 Flatbush Avenue, $50 Gift Certificates for only $40! Great stocking stuffer.

  • SugarCane Restaurant – $5 Poinsettia cocktail, Mon, Tue,Wed,Sun. 5pm to 8pm Made with Hibiscus, the traditional flower of the Caribbean.

  • Antonio’s Pizza – 318 Flatbush Avenue, FREE toppings with any LARGE PIE order.

  • Cake Ambiance – 452 Dean Street, 1 FREE cupcake with every dozen ordered.

  • Versailles – 194 Flatbush , 20% purchases of $100 most items IN STORE are on sale too.

  • Christian Science Reading Room – 338 Flatbush, Special discounts on all items including childrens books and posters with FREE gift wrapping! Sounds Heavenly.

  • Vinnie’s Styles – 239 Flatbush – 20% off cool designer Brooklyn T-shirts and Brooklyn Hats.

  • AllStar Locksmith and Hardware – 284 Flatbush, Small safes ONLY $99 Make 1 copy of key and get second copy FREE (not all styles).

  • Tatem Acupuncture – 285 Flatbush , $75 Evaluation/Treatment, reg. $125 and 20 minute detox cupping $25, reg. $50 10am to 1pm Mon – Fri ONLYand  20% off 14 day detox cleanse,  by appt. (give a healthy gift to someone you love).

  • Pintchik Hardware – 478 Bergen, 20% all power and hand tools (a great gift idea for dads!).

  • Petit Fleur – 71 6th Avenue, All beautiful imported mercury holiday ornaments ONLY $10 and $20, reg. $30-50 and 10% off imported from France,  scented candles.

  • The UPS Store – 315 Flatbush, for every $30 purchase on shipping get $5 off next shipping purchase.

  • Mei Chei Liquors – 391 Flatbush, 10% off when you purchase 6-14 bottles of wine, 15% off of purchase of 15-24 bottles of wine and 20% off 25 bottles and more *does not include Champagne or Sparkling wines.(Remember all those public  service people in your life).

  • Healthy Nibbles – 305 Flatbush, Veggie, Soy and Turkey burgers ONLY $5, 4pm to closing. Special salmon burgers ONLY $6.50, 4pm to closing! Every day.

  • Verizon Wireless – 337 Flatbush – FREE case with any purchase of Phone (a $29.99 Value).

  • Kami Asian – 395 Flatbush – 20% off total bill on DINNER, and 10% total bill FOR TAKEOUT.

  • Elberta Restaurant – 335 Flatbush –  text the word “redsnowflake” to 55469 show message to server to receive a FREE appetizer OR show receipt of purchase @nfbid business and receive the same offer.

  • T-Mobile – 304 Flatbush – $50 off first bill with a new small business account, FREE accessory with purchase of new phone.

  • more coming soon –  Remember this promotion starts Tuesday, December 2!!! and runs through December.

Save the Date: Sat. Dec.14th 2pm to 4pm THE SANTA TROLLEY IS BACK IN TOWN

All Aboard the Santa Trolley

 

* FREE FACEPAINTING AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

Saturday, December 14th only

12pm to 1pm – ELBERTA RESTAURANT – 355 Flatbush Avenue

1pm to 2:15pm – WOODLAND RESTAURANT – 242 Flatbush Avenue

2:30pm to 4:00pm – BURRITO BAR AND KITCHEN – 307 Flatbush Avenue

 

 

#REDSNOWFLAKE EVENT – The entire Month of December

GET READY FOR #REDSNOWFLAKE sales, deals and promotions! snowflake glitter red

For the entire month of December, The North Flatbush Avenue BIDs participating merchants will display a red snowflake in their shop window to let you know that they have a sale, deal or promotion going on.

Get shopping right here on North Flatbush Avenue, why go anywhere else?

Here is a list of some of our participating merchants and their special deals for the month of December. This promotions starts on MONDAY DECEMBER 2, 2013!

RED SNOWFLAKE SPECIALS, DEALS AND PROMOTIONS 

  • Hooti Couture- 321 Flatbush Avenue, $5 gift certificate on any purchase over $30.00 and a $10 gift certificate on purchases  over $100. 
  • Meet2Nail – 299 Flatbush Avenue, Gel Manicure ONLY $20!  Reg. $26.50 All day, every day!!
  • Ideya Latin Bistro -636 Carlton (at Park Pl.) ,$9  LUNCH Special Mon-Fri  Soup, /1/2 cuban or torta de pollo sandwich/cafe con lech 12pm to 5pm
  • 67Burger- 234 Flatbush Avenue, 10% off your order, all day TUESDAY!   (IN STORE ONLY). Treat your friends and family.
  • Franny’s –  348 Flatbush Avenue – Choice of FREE Gelato OR WINE (250ml) during Lunch,with a 2 course lunch)  Monday through Friday 12:00PM to 2:30PM only.
  • DNN Hair Salon & Spa- 325 Flatbush Avenue, – $5 off next appointment with a $50 purchase.  Facials are only $45.00 too, reg. $75!!
  • Burrito Bar- 307 Flatbush Avenue, $50 Gift Certificates for only $40! Great stocking stuffer.
  • SugarCane Restaurant – $5 Poinsettia cocktail, Mon, Tue,Wed,Sun. 5pm to 8pm Made with Hibiscus, the traditional flower of the Caribbean.
  • Antonio’s Pizza – 318 Flatbush Avenue, FREE toppings with any LARGE PIE order
  • Cake Ambiance – 452 Dean Street, 1 FREE cupcake with every dozen ordered
  • Versailles –  194 Flatbush , 20% purchases of $100 most items IN STORE are on sale too.
  • Christian Science Reading Room-338 Flatbush, Special discounts on all items including childrens books and posters with FREE gift wrapping! Sounds Heavenly.
  • Vinnie’s Styles –  239 Flatbush – 20% off cool designer Brooklyn T-shirts and Brooklyn Hats
  • AllStar Locksmith and Hardware – 284 Flatbush, Small safes ONLY $99 Make 1 copy of key and get second copy FREE (not all styles)
  • Tatem Acupuncture – 285 Flatbush , $75 Evaluation/Treatment, reg. $125 and 20 minute detox cupping $25, reg. $50 10am to 1pm Mon – Fri ONLYand  20% off 14 day detox cleanse,  by appt. (give a healthy gift to someone you love)
  • Pintchik Hardware – 478 Bergen, 20% all power and hand tools (a great gift idea for dads!)
  • Petit Fleur – 71 6th Avenue, All beautiful imported mercury holiday ornaments ONLY $10 and $20, reg. $30-50 and 10% off imported from France,  scented candles
  • Mei Chei Liquors – 391 Flatbush Avenue, 10% off when you purchase 6-14 bottles of wine, 15% off of purchase of 15-24 bottles of wine and 20% off 25 bottles and more *does not include Champagne or Sparkling wines.(Remember all those public  service people in your life)
  • Healthy Nibbles – 305 Flatbush, Veggie, Soy and Turkey burgers ONLY $5, 4pm to closing. Special salmon burgers ONLY $6.50, 4pm to closing! Every day.
  • Verizon Wireless – 337 Flatbush – FREE case with any purchase of Phone (a$29.99 Value)
  • Kami Asian – 395 Flatbush – 20% off total bill on DINNER, and 10% total bill FOR TAKEOUT.
  • Elberta Restaurant – 335 Flatbush -  text the word “redsnowflake” to 55469 show message to server to receive a FREE appetizer OR show receipt of purchase @nfbid business and receive the same offer.
  • T-Mobile – 304 Flatbush – $50 off first bill with a new small business account, FREE accessory with purchase of new phone.
  • more coming soon -  Remember this promotion starts Tuesday, December 2!!! and runs through December.

COMMUNITY SERVICE NOTICE

 Community Notice from Atlantic Yards November 20 – November 27th, 2013  Street Closure

 Community Notice

Dean Street between Flatbush & 6th Avenues will be closed for one week,

starting Wednesday, November 20, 2013

through Wednesday, November 27, 2013

to erect a tower crane and dismantle the crawler crane on the B2 construction site located at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street.

Please note that although the street closure will be from 9 am to 6 pm, this work is expected to start at 7 am.

Access to the Barclays Center loading dock is being coordinated via 6th Avenue. Vehicles requiring access to the loading dock will be directed by flagmen, which will be provided by both the arena operations team and the B2 construction team.

For more information, please contact:

Atlantic Yards Community Liaison Office

(866) 923-5315

communityliaison@atlanticyards.com

Sneak Peek of our Capital Streetscape Project

conceptual drawings of 6th Avenue triangle.

conceptual drawings of 7th Avenue triangle. Cannot be used without the permission of the North Flatbush Avenue BID

We wanted to give you a sneak peek of our ongoing conceptual drawings of our Capital Streetscape Project.

Many of you know that we began this project in 2007 with a Charrette we hosted along with Councilmember Letitia James the great folks of Project for Public Spaces. We continue to work  with the NYC Department of Transportation, The NYC Department of Transportation Construction and Design team and Parson’s for the final concept of the transformation of our 4 triangles into public plazas along North Flatbush Avenue.  We still are waiting for approval from the Design Commission and hope to start construction around Spring/Summer of 2014. We have final approval from Community Boards 6 and 8.

Copies of this design cannot be used without the permission of the North Flatbush Avenue BID.  For more information, contact sdavidson@nfbid.com.

NEXT MERCHANT WORKSHOP – DECEMBER IS RED SNOWFLAKE HOLIDAY SALE DAYS!

 

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DECEMBER IS RED SNOWFLAKE SHOPPING AND DINING SALE DAYS! on North Flatbush Avenue.

AND YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. 

FIND OUT HOW at our NEXT MERCHANT WORSHOP ALL NFBID MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE.

NOT SURE IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF OUR BID DISTRICT? IF YOUR BUSINESS IS LOCATED WITHIN OUR DISTRICT MAP YOU ARE A MEMBER. THERE ARE NO FEES TO JOIN.  VIEW OUR DISTRICT MAP ON OUR WEBSITE. 

 

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

WHERE:  Burrito Bar and Kitchen – 307 Flatbush Avenue at Prospect Place

TIME:  2pm to 3:30pm

Network, food, ideas and promotions for your business!

 

  • Find out how your shop or business or restaurant can participate in our month long promotion of Red Snowflake Sale Days!
  • This year is expected to be the busiest shopping season
  • We want to keep holiday shopping and dining local
  • Promote your business with a special promotion or sale during the month of December
  • Highlight this initiative with our Red glitter snowflake in your storefront window.
  • We will do the rest. Press Release, social media, media, ad campaign and community flyers. 

This is another initiative to promote your business by the great team of:

The North Flatbush Avenue BID

282 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217  A proud member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce 

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SAVE THE DATE – SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN – Saturday, December 14th.

SAVE THE DATE:

SANTA IS BACK IN TOWN ON NORTH FLATBUSH AVENUE! 

The North Flatbush Avenue BID is getting ready to roll out the SANTA TROLLEY once again. It’s Shopping Season on North Flatbush Avenue ! 

When: Saturday, December 14, 2013

TIME:  2pm to 4pm

FREE CHILDREN’s FACE PAINTING at designated restaurants starting at 1:00pm to 5:00pm. 

Merchant sales and discounts at designated Merchants – Just look for the glitter RED snowflakes  in  shop windows starting December 1st. 

Hop on! The Santa Trolley will be rolling out along North Flatbush Avenue, making stops along the corridor, hop on and get your photo taken with Santa!  Hop off! and get a candy cane from one of our elves, Look for Santa’s elves along the route. 

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KEEP CHECKING OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.  FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER TOO!! 

 FUN FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES! 

2013 FALL FEST VIDEO – Thank you to all who came out and participated in our 2 Weekend Event!

This Sunday! A full day of fun activities for the entire family.

FALL FEST JPG 2013 for website

All Merchants: Join us on September 26th! Learn how to promote your business with Social Media

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Please sign our Bike Corral Petition

Bike Corral Petition

Bike Corral in BrooklynBike Corrals are an innovative new approach to bicycle parking in which racks are clustered in the street. The North Flatbush AVenue BID has requested a Bike Corral at Park Place and Flatbush Avenue. We have agreed to maintain the Corral.

We will be submitting this petition to Community Board 8 to show demand for more bike racks in our neighborhood. By signing, you are showing your support for this bicycle parking facility.

Please click on the link and sign.  That is all you have to do.

The North Flatbush Avenue BID thanks you for your  support.

 

40 new Meter Racks installed along North Flatbush Avenue in August.

All along North Flatbush Avenue, 40 brand new repurposed bike racks were installed by NYC Department of Transportation.

Did you know that commuter bike riding nearly quadrupled in the last decade, growing 8% in the last year.  To date, the North Flatbush AVenue BID has 98 bike racks on our streets.  The BID is also working with the NYC DOT for additional bike corrals in our streets.  If you have an ideal location  for a street bike corral in our area, contact us, we would like to hear from you!  Repurposed Bike Rack

 Made from galvanized, durable ductile iron, meter racks easily slide on to former parking meter posts that have had their heads removed following DOT’s installation of new, user-friendly muni meters. By taking advantage of already-installed infrastructure, the meter racks eliminate the cost of removing old posts combined with the cost of installing an entirely new bike rack. 

The new meter rack’s design is based on the standard “Hoop” rack designed by Ian Mahaffy and Maarten De Greeve, which was selected as the winner of a DOT and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum-sponsored competition in 2008. The design also reflects time-tested methods pioneered by DOT to secure the racks to the poles in a way that improves durability, reduces the need for maintenance and helps to prevent theft and vandalism.

Through its CityRacks program, the DOT has installed more than 13,000 city bicycle racks citywide to date, providing parking for more than 26,000 bicycles, most of which were installed within the last four years, and with a record 2,700 racks installed in the last fiscal year. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos of our new bike racks.

 

Barclays Center August Calendar of Events!

Dear merchants, Schedule your promotions, sales and staff around these events!

Dear merchants,
Schedule your promotions, sales and staff around these events!

Join us: National Night Out Against Crime

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MakeMusicNY comes to the North Flatbush Avenue BID

Make Music NY is a FREE, live 5 borough wide outdoor music festival going into it’s 7th year, celebrated on Friday, June 21, the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. This year, Woodland, Hooti Couture, Elberta, SugarCane, Piquant and Eladia’s Kids participated in the MMNY initiative and brought live music to our avenue. By 8PM North Flatbush Avenue was a sea of spectators. More foot traffic brings more business to our merchants. If you or your business would like to participate in 2014, please follow our website, read our monthly snewsletter and flyers for the next MMNY merchant meeting 2014. Enjoy our video!

North Flatbush Avenue BID 27th Annual Meeting Video

View the video of our successful 27th Annual Meeting on June 6th at Woodland Restaurant. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us. There are more photos to view on our Facebook page or you can CLICK HERE to view.

Make Music New York comes to the North Flatbush Avenue BID

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Take a stroll along North Flatbush Avenue and enjoy the musicians we have lined up for this years Make Music  New York.  With dozens of artists performing within walking distance from morning until the evening hours, it looks like there is something for everyone!!

Make Music New York  is a live, FREE musical celebration on Friday, June 21, the longest day of the year, with over 1,000 concerts on NYC streets, sidewalks and parks across the 5 Boroughs.

HERE IS A LIST OF ALL THE PERFORMANCES HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE NORTH FLATBUSH AVENUE BID DISTRICT:

Look for the orange balloons!! 

Piquant Restaurant (239 Flatbush Ave)

6-8pm: Fame Junkies (Jazz, Pop, Rock)
8-9pm: Parias Ensemble (Experimental, World)

Woodland (242 Flatbush Ave)

1-2pm: Giancarlo Frank & Corey Garcia (Experimental, Rock, Other)
2-4pm: Tempuus (Funk, Indie-Rock, Jazz)
4-5pm: Elizabeth Sher (Cabaret, Folk, Jazz)

5:15-8pm: Edwin Vazquez (Latin)

Eladia’s Kids (264 Flatbush Ave)

11-12pm Sonnet Man

6-7pm: The House Band (Other)

7-8pm: Karaoke Hour!  (Other)
8-9pm: Tyler and the Gang (Other)

Hooti Couture (321 Flatbush Ave)

2:30-3pm: Hello, Fever! (Folk, Indie-Folk, Rock)
4-5pm: Leah Coloff (Other)
6-6:30pm: Spencer Brill (Indie-Folk, Pop)

Elberta Restaurant & Bar (335 Flatbush Ave)

6-7pm: JeSánte (Funk, Latin, Soul)
7-8pm: Benita Charles (Cabaret, R&B, Soul)

Burrito Bar & Kitchen

5:00-8pm - Inti and the Moon (Latin, Rumba,Jazz)

Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza)

4:30-5:30pm: Underground Horns (Funk)

 

MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK - JUNE 21, 2013