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Get Ready for the MTV-VMA’s

The Barclays Center and Brooklyn is getting ready for the MTV VMA’s LIVE on Sunday, August 25th.  Here is some important community information in and around our neighborhood.  Unfortunately, there are no more tickets available for the VMA’s.

Friday, August 23rd 
• Set construction – 8:00 am – 12:00 am midnight
• Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) 12:00 pm – MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight – WILL PERIODICALLY INCLUDE PEDESTRIANS

Saturday, August 24th 
• Set construction activity – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
• Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) ALL DAY – WILL PERIODICALLY INCLUDE PEDESTRIANS
• Street closure Pacific Street (6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue) 7:00 am – MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight
• Street closure Dean Street (Flatbush Avenue to Carlton Avenue) 7:00 am – MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight
• Red Carpet rehearsals with crew (no celebrities) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
• MTA Bus re-routed – B45 (Dean Street) will, be re-routed around street closure TBD

Sunday, August 25th 
• Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) ALL DAY – INCLUDING PEDESTRIANS (Residents must show ID)
• Street closure Pacific Street (6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue) ALL DAY – INCLUDING PEDESTRIANS (Residents must show ID)
• Street closure Dean Street (Flatbush Avenue to Carlton Avenue) ALL DAY – INCLUDING PEDESTRIANS (Residents must show ID)
• Street closure Pacific Street (4th Avenue to Flatbush Avenue) 2:00 pm – MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight
• MTA Bus re-routed – B45 (Dean Street) will, be re-routed around street closure TBD
• MTA Bus bypass Barcays Center stops (B41 & B67 will bypass Barclays Flatbush Avenue stops and B45 will bypass Barclays Atlantic Avenue stops) times TBD
• Sidewalk closure of perimeter of Barclays Center (including partial closure of plaza – subway exit into plaza will remain open) 2:00 pm – MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight

• Traffic will remain open on Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue.
• Viewer pens may be set up on Pacific Street at Flatbush Avenue; Flatbush Avenue between 5th Avenue & Dean Street; and the plaza in front of Target.
• Barclays Center subway access will remain open.
• Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be installed on local arterial roads and significant intersections
• The Dean Street Park playground will be closed, however the basketball tournament will proceed with access from Bergen Street.

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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BARCLAYS CENTER JULY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Merchants: use this calendar to promote your business accordingly.

Merchants: use this calendar to promote your business accordingly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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