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North Flatbush Fall Fest 2016

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The North Flatbush BID Fall Fest is a seasonal celebration for the family in partnership with NYC DOT’s Weekend Walks, Ricky’s NYC, our musical partners Porch Stomp and the merchants of Flatbush Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Grand Army Plaza.

The event will be held on Saturday October 15th & 22nd from 12-4pm at the 6th Avenue Triangle (6th Ave/St. Marks Ave/Flatbush Ave). We are excited to produce this event before the area undergoes construction for our highly anticipated Triangle Parks project. The festivities kick off the fall season as we continue to connect our communities with art, music & community resources.

Planned programming includes: Flatbush Food Showcase, pumpkin decorating, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, wellness activities, giant games, music from our district’s musical partners Porch Stomp and the Ricky’s NYC team (478 Bergen Street) brings us a photo booth and other lifestyle activities!

Join us also for our Birthday Party as the North Flatbush Business Improvement District’s celebrates 30 years of connecting communities.

Come dressed in costume if you’d like! We look forward to seeing you there!

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We are super excited to bring you North Flatbush Fall Fest–a celebration of season and community

Once again, with coordination of NYC Department of Transportation and their Weekend Walks program, we will close St. Marks Ave and 6th Ave at the Flatbush triangle to vehicular traffic. Come enjoy the afternoon in our streets, mingle with neighbors, and get to know your neighborhood just a little bit more.

See below for planned activities that include (subject to change):

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(check out our great participants’ website by clicking through bold links)

SEE YOU ALL THERE!

Infrastructure Upgrades

Greetings North Flatbush BID Community!

As an effort to keep you informed of activities in the district, I want to share the following information:

As you might have noticed markings on the sidewalk and street beds, there is some substantial infrastructure upgrades in the works. We met with National Grid this morning and have been apprised of the following:

  • Gas lines will be upgraded and replaced along the North Flatbush corridor from Dean Street to Sterling (in stages)
  • We are told the bulk of this project will finish by late September and mainly occur on Saturdays during the day
  • This work will affect street activities in some locations and sidewalk activities in other locations
  • Permanent sidewalk and street bed repairs will happen after the utility work is done (no cost to property owner)—in the meantime, you may see asphalt patches (or other materials) or metal plates
  • On Monday 7/27, Prospect Place will likely be closed to through traffic across Flatbush during the daytime, we are informed this could last until Friday 7/31
  • With just a couple exceptions, there should be no gas service interruption for our member businesses, residents—if you are an affected property we will do our best to contact you with any additional information

As always, we strive to provide the most accurate up-to-date information. If you have any questions, please let us know. Please feel free to share this information with other community members.

Best,

James Dean Ellis, Executive Director

North Flatbush Busines Improvement District

Makin’ Music on North Flatbush

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It’s that time again–We officially welcome Summer on the longest day of the year–June 21st!

With the great gang at Make Music NY, the North Flatbush BID will help to bring a live, free musical celebration to the Avenue. Grab your gang, celebrate Father’s Day, check out some music, dine at one of our great food spots and explore YOUR COMMUNITY CONNECTION!

See the directory below to check out some great fun, times and locations!

Be sure to tag us if you Tweet-@NFBID or Instagram-@NorthflatbushBK. 

 

67 Burger–234 Flatbush Ave

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6:00p Noni Rene neo-soul singer/songwriter

 

Burrito Bar & Kitchen–307 Flatbush Ave

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3:00p Honeybird charanguista & singer on LGBT topics

 

BYKlyn Cycling–258 Flatbush Ave

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2:00p Laolu & the Afromysterics Nigerian Afrobeat/Afrosoul

 

Crunch Fitness–330 Flatbush Ave

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1:00p Doctor Breakfast new breed of hip-hop

 

Flatbush Ave at Pacific St–166 Flatbush Ave

2:00p Cesare Papetti classical & experimental percussion

 

208 Flatbush Ave

3:30p Isaac Sawyer infectious hip hop & soul

4:30p Herban Boi$$y relatable hip hop

 

Level2 Kids–252 Flatbush Ave

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1:00p Mia Miata jazz, soul & poetry

 

342 Flatbush Ave

4:00p Mike B soulful guitar, beatbox & voice

 

Hooti Couture–321 Flatbush Ave

12:00p Stone Deaf thunderous heavy metal & rock

1:30p Mark From 3A with Jason from Apt. 3D

4:30p HooP toe tappin’ folk-rock

 

Ideya Brooklyn–636 Carlton Ave @ Flatbush/Park Place

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1:00p Acute Inflections chic duo of vocalist and upright bass

3:00p David Pollack Band singer/songwriter originals

 

Morgans BBQ–267 Flatbush Ave

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12:00p Sami & Sarah Brooklyn-based vocal duo

2:30p Single Girl/Married Girl pop/folk quartet

 

Sharlene’s Bar–353 Flatbush Ave

2:30p Jessi Robertson blues/soul-infused rock

3:30p Bryan Dunn sounds like your favorite denim

With Sadness. . .

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It’s been just over a week since tragedy hit our neighborhood at 263-265 Flatbush. Our friend and NFBID board member suffered great loss with the death of his brother and the injuries and loss of home of other family members.

The support shown over this time has been tremendous and we appreciate all the inquiries we’ve received about how to help. Currently there is a GoFundMe campaign set up to support the Awad family through this difficult time. Here is the link if you are able to support: http://www.gofundme.com/klgfek.

As we move forward, we will be coordinating efforts to support the Nation family–the owners of Flatbush Hardware. As their livelihood has been destroyed they will continue to need the support of neighbors and our NFBID community.

Please stay tuned for details on supporting this longstanding North Flatbush business.  If you are interested in working on this project or have ideas, please reach out to the NFBID office or email info@nfbid.com

In Partnership,

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In Memoriam

The North Flatbush Avenue mourns the loss of Fran Trowbridge.

A message from the North Flatbush Business Improvement District President, Regina Cahill:

When I moved to Flatbush Avenue in the mid 70’s, one of the first people I met was Fran Trowbridge. Not only was she a welcoming and friendly face she was “pure Brooklyn”, a lifer and a resident of Flatbush Avenue since the early 50’s.  She was part of the original moment, the Triangle Parks Committee, the group that shepharded North Flatbush Avenue through this slow renaissance of economic development and community improvements. Fran was a true advocate for Flatbush Avenue, a founding member of the Prospect Heights Association that established the Prospect Heights House Tour, and the local historian of the neighborhood. She could name all the past and present merchants as well as point out their successes and pitfalls, for Fran always spoke her mind.

Although Fran was never an official member of the board she provided guidance to the BID by always advocating for the long term “mom & pop” merchants that survived the tough times on Flatbush while welcoming the businesses catering to the new demographic.

It is with great sadness that we mark Fran’s passing and express our deepest condolences to her family.

Fran will be missed.

 

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Thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters! Have a wonderful Holiday Season!!!