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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

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

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

Please RSVP to info@nfbid.com

Please RSVP to info@nfbid.com

Brooklyn keeps getting cooler with ExlporeBK.com

 

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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

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!