New pedestrian countdown signals for North Flatbush Avenue


DOT’s new countdown signals will be installed at all busy intersections along North Flatbush Avenue

Today, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 new pedestrian countdown signals will be completed and installed along the busy intersections along North Flatbush Avenue. These Pedestrian Countdown Signals at high pedestrian intersections in our area  will make crossing a lot safer for our community.

The North Flatbush Avenue BID is working with both the 77th and the 78th precinct to reinforce the speed limit along our corridor to protect our pedestrians. DOT and the North Flatbush Avenue BID goal is to cut the number of traffic fatalities and to keep our neighborhood safe.



PO Jerry Galante receives pretigious City Citation

District representative from Councilmember James office presents Officer Galante with a City Citation for his committment to our community.

At it’s July 26th Meet and Greet, City Councilmember Letitia James awards police officer, Jerry Galante with Citation for his positive impact on our community.

The North Flatbush Avenue BID, hosted a MEET AND GREET for Captain Michael Ameri  of the 78th pct and Deputy Inspector Elvio Capocci of the 77th pct. on July 26th at Burrito Bar. Many of our elected officials, merchants, residents and property owners were in attendance for this informative meeting. Questions were asked  to the Captain and Deputy Inspector , including Barclay’s Center , speeding tickets and the homeless.  This was a great opportunity for all members of the BID to come out and speak directly to our NYPD community laisions .  We also encourage all our members to attend the 77th  and the 78th Community Council monthly meetings. You can sign up for electronic emails or newsletter for reminders of date and time.   

Police Officer Jerry Galante, who works closely with our community and is a police officer from  the 78th Pct. Community Council was the recipient of a City Citation from the office of Councilmember Letitia James.  The Citation was awarded to PO Galante for his positive impact on our community including the BID district.  The award was presented to Officer Galante by Councilmember James’ District Representative, Alfred Chiodo.

More photos from this event can be located on our Facebook page.





Did you know that employers may qualify to receive wage subsidies equal to 40% of an employee’s gross monthly salary (up to $400 per month) for a maximum of six months?

The North Flatbush Avenue BID has teamed up with Business Link and NYC Department of Human Resources to offer our businesses a financial incentive to encourage and promote the employment of out of work recipients to offset the cost of hiring new employees.

What is Employer Incentives Plus:  provides a substantial wage subsidy to employers who hire recipients from NYC HRA for full or part time positions.  Participating employers may qualify to receive wage subsidies equal to 40% of an employee’s monthly salary (up to $400.00 per month) for a maximum of 6 months. Payments are processed within 4 to 6 weeks.

How do  you find qualified candidates?  Business Link  will recruit, pre-screen, and refer candidates they believe are appropriate for your positions (based on the requirements you specify) and pre-qualify them for Employer Incentives Plus.

How do I learn more about this Program?:   The North Flatbush Avenue BID will be hosting a seminar in September with members of Business Link/Employer Incentives Plus and NYC Department of HRA where you will have the opportunity to learn more about this program and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.  I highly recommend our small businesses to attend this meeting and find out how you can participate.  Will be posting all the information on our website shortly. In the meantime, feel free to call our offices with any questions.


7th Avenue Subway Station under construction





The  entrance/exit to the 7th Avenue subway station at Park Place and Carlton Avenue will be closed until August 31st.  MTA is conducting much needed safety repairs to our station.  The stairwell at 7th Avenue and Flatbush Avenue will be open for entrance and exit.




Merchant/property owner/resident Luncheon: Meet the captains of the 77th and 78th Pct.


Garden Day with Eladia’s Kids at the Bears Garden

On Thursday, June 28th, The North Flatbush Avenue BID sponsored GARDEN DAY in the Bears Community Garden. We invited the children from Eladia’s Kids and local community children to learn how to recylcle plastic bags for art, with environmental artist, Tia Johnson. The children also designed reusable canvas tote bags and brought home a Certificate of completion for saving the Earth. All Funding for these programs comes from the silent auctions the BID hosts each year. Check out our website for our next silent auction in December! Please view our video below.

Do you want to become involved in your community?


Do  you want to have a voice in your community and be a part of the North Flatbush Avenue community?  The North Flatbush Avenue BID is currently seeking a  resident member who resides in the North Flatbush Avenue corridor.   The resident must have the following qualities:

General Function: Participate as a member of our board of directors at quarterly board meetings held during the fiscal year.

You must reside within our boundaries for two years or more.  You will be given Class C Status which allows you to vote .  You must have the ability to communicate and cooperative with fellow board members and the executive director. You must have the ability to think smartly, question objectively and have a shared voice and opinion for our community.

You must be able to interface with local merchants, residents and other stakeholders about BID programs and services when needed. You must be familiar with a 501c3 non profit organization.

This is a volunteer position and a 2 year term.

If you are interested in this position or if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

Email: sdavidson@nfbid.com    Telephone: 718-783-1685

Employment at Barclays Center

Dear Brooklynites!

Barclays Center hiring plan has launched! 

Barclays Center is hiring about 2,000 people for critical arena jobs. In this process they will prioritize hiring graduates from BUILD, residents of Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 3, 6, and 8, and residents of NYCHA. 

Interested candidates should sign up on this website to begin the registration process. Caandidates that are screened and chosen to move forward in the process will be scheduled interviews at job fairs in July and possibly in August. Please note, while a candidate may sign up today they may not start the actual hiring process until later in July. This process will run over the next two months and training will begin in August. 

Barclays Center has partnered with the Department of Small Business Services and NYCHA to prescreen candidates for these positions. For more information please go to http://www.brooklynbarclayscenterjobs.com



Highlights of our 26th annual meeting!

Christopher Hrones from NYC DOT discusses plans for North Flatbush Avenue

Here are a few snapshots of our 26th Annual Meeting at Burrito Bar and Kitchen on Wednesday, June 6th.

Our biggest turnout with elected officials, community stakeholders and friends of the North Flatbush Avenue BID.

If you did not attend and want to hear what Christopher Hrones from NYC Department of Transportation had to say about the implementation of new traffic mitigations in our area, and if you want to hear about all our goals for 2012 from President, Regina Cahill, and if you would like to read our Annual Reports as submitted by Executive Director, Sharon Davidson. Stay tuned. We will have more info shortly.

Patrick Rheuame, rep Congresswoman Clarke, Veronica Aveis, Politcal Analyst for Planned Parenthood



Stakeholders and board members listen to President Regina Cahill give welcome address







Get Valuable Discounts from the North Flatbush BID corridor with the RUN THE CITY PASS.


Running in the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Sunday May 19th?

Shop North Flatbush Avenue for special discount offers!

Whether it’s haute couture or simple hardware, either the Run the City pass or runner’s bib will qualify you for a full range of Brooklyn business discounts throughout our district.

Get the Run the City pass for valuable discounts and special offers throughout the North Flatbush Avenue BID district.   Refuel at bars and restaurants from Prospect Park and Park Slope. Save on fruit juices,spirits, flower bouquets  and houte couture  and other cool stuff at participating retailers on Flatbush Avenue. Runners, friends, and family can shop, dine, and play—on the course and off—throughout race weekend.

For a full list of all of our participating merchants online CLICK HERE.