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join us on april 22, 2012 for our biggest event of the year!!

earthday2012finalfrontOUR BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR!

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

WE WILL HAVE TRAFFIC CLOSED AT 6TH AVENUE AND ST. MARKS TO ACCOMODATE OUR BROOKLYN BOULDERS ROCK CLIMBING WALL, HULA HOOP, GAMES, PLANTING, ARTS AND CRAFTS AND SO MUCH MORE!

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

SPONSORED BY THE NORTH FLATBUSH AVENUE BID AND THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION!!

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012

12PM TO 4PM

AT THE 6TH AVENUE TRIANGLE AT ST. MARKS PLACE AND FLATBUSH AVENUE!

STOP INTO ANYONE OF OUR MERCHANTS AND PICK UP A FLYER!

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New trees for our neigborhood

new tree on Flatbush Avenue Jan. 6. 2011Take a walk along North Flatbush Avenue during these warmer days, and you will notice that there are 11 new trees along our corridor.

The BID has been working with the NYC Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry to include new trees into our district.  Unfortunately, because of the subway grates and new bus and traffic signs, we are limited as the amount we can allow.  Trees cannot block any traffic lights, signs and parking signs. 

We are happy to have these new trees that delineate our district and ads a fresh new beauty to our area. 

If you would like to adopt a tree near your business or property, please feel free to call or email the BID office.  We will be hosting workshops on care of trees and  planting flowers and bulbs around your new tree.

New Traffic Light at Carlton and Park Place

corner of Carlton Avenue and Park Place

corner of Carlton Avenue and Park Place

After years of many complaints and near fatal accidents, a new traffic light has been installed on the corner of Park Place and Carlton Avenue.
The Stop sign has been replaced with traffic lights for traffic calming and pedestrian safety.

The traffic lights and new cross walks make walking across Carlton and from Flatbush to Carlton much easier for all of us. 

The North Flatbush Avenue BID is working to have the new electric light at the triangle fixed so that there will be better lighting in that area.  As we progress with our Capital Streetscape Plan, the Carlton Avenue triangle will be repaired and repaved.

Our new banners for 2012

2012 North Flatbush Avenue Banner

2012 North Flatbush Avenue Banner

And the winner is….

In September 2010, we invited the public to submit a banner design for our district, using the color scheme of our new logo.  During the next several months, we received 100’s of submissions.  It was difficult for us to make a decision.  We finally narrowed the selection down to 3 designs and our Board of Directors voted to include this banner on our 30 light poles.

All 30 poles have been sponsored by some of our merchants and we are happy to provide an additional source of  for our businesses along North Flatbush Avenue.

We expect the new banners to go up in mid January and will hang throughout the year until the next seasonal holiday banners are hung in mid November. 

  Congratulations to Tia Johnson for her design.   Tia originally hails from Brooklyn and raised her children in our Park Slope neighborhood. Tia graduated from The Pratt Insititute School of Design with a degree in graphic art and design.     This is Tia’s 3rd win for the North Flatbush Avenue BID.

Mulchfest 2012

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!

Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.

Last year, close to 17,000 Christmas trees citywide were recycled. Please help us top this number!

This year, MulchFest will take place on January 7 and 8, 2012. Parks will host over 35 chipping sites and 35 additional drop-off locations: over 70 sites in all!

And this year, you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from January 2 through January 8.

It’s easier than ever to chip in!

Please remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Biodegradable bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home. The closest Mulchfest location in our area is Prospect Park at Third Street and PPW.

Happy Holidays from the North Flatbush Avenue BID

Happy Holidays from the North Flatbush Avenue BID

See how the new bike share works

Banner Design Contest

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The North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvent District (BID) invites the submission of graphic designs for decorative banners that hang from the lamp posts in the BID District.

There are thirty (30) pvc vinyl banners that delineate and advertise the District while heralding the season with their colorful designs. All submissions should include four designs that repreent the uniqueness of the District that identifies the BID as a destination. Please include the colors of the BID logo.

The projected date of completion of this project is Friday, December 9th, 2011. Winners will be announced January 2012. The selected designer will receive a check in the amount of $500 from the BID when work is fully completed.

For the complete RFP and scope of work, please write to us at  maeflower142@yahoocom and we will send you a copy in a PDF file.

This contest is open to the public and everyone is invited to submit a design.