Hurrican SANDY advisory from Mayor Bloomberg

Mayor Bloomberg announced today that all public schools in New York City will be closed on Monday. A decision about Tuesday’s school closings will be made on Monday.

Mayor Bloomberg has ordered ‘Zone A’ evacuations of parts of lower Manhattan and the Rockaways, low-lying area of Queens.

All MTA busses and subways will stop at 7pm today, Sunday, October 28th. All PATH trains will discontinue at midnight.

Alternate Side Parking and meters are suspended on Monday, October 29th. 

There will be wide power outages throughout our area. The NYPD and NYFD strongly advise against using candles. Please obtain batteries and flashlights. 

The North Flatbush Avenue BID will update everyone on Hurrican Sandy as news continues over on our Facebook page and Twitter feeds. Please follow us there. Click on the icons on the sidebar of  our website. 

NOTICE:  The North Flatbush Avenue BID will be surveying our district for downed trees and damages on  Monday and Tuesday, however if  you  see any downed trees along North Flatbush Avenue please advise 311 immediately or contact our offices at sdavidson@nfbid.com immediately. Our offices will be closed on Monday, but we are on the Avenue!

Read our latest newsletter regarding Hurrican Sandy Advisory  HERE. 












You are Invited to our 2012 Halloween FALL FEST

View entire neckdowns along North Flatbush Avenue


The North Flatbush Avenue BID is working in concert with the NYC Department of Transportation as part of our Capital Street scape Project to include neckdowns (or curbouts) on busy intersections along North Flatbush Avenue.  This new initiative along North Flatbush Avenue will shorten the time to cross North Flatbush and widen the turning point for cars – all part of our traffic calming and pedestrian safety measures.

To view the entire PDF file from NYCDOT, please click on the link below.

neckdowns 2012



Conceptual drawing of how neckdowns will look along North Flatbush Avenue.


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List of concerts, games and performances at the new Barclays Centers arena! Did you get your tickets yet?.

  1. Jay-Z (8 Shows) September 28-October 6, 2012
    Islanders vs. Devils Tue, October 2, 12
    Harlem Globetrotters Sun, October 7, 12
    Barbra Streisand (2 Shows) October 11 & 13, 2012
    The King’s Men Sun, October 14, 12
    Brooklyn vs Washington (preseason) Mon, October 15, 12
    Brooklyn vs Boston (Preseason) Thu, October 18, 12

    oklyn vs Philadelphia (Preseason) Fri, October 19, 12
    Danny Garcia vs Erik Morales Sat, October 20, 12
    Rush Mon, October 22, 12
    Sensation (2 Shows) October 26-27, 2012
    John Legend Mon, October 29, 12
    Journey Tue, October 30, 12
    Smashing Pumpkins Wed, October 31, 12
    Brooklyn vs New York Thu, November 1, 12
    Brooklyn vs Toronto Sat, November 3, 12
    How Sweet The Sound Sun, November 4, 12
    Brooklyn vs Minnesota Mon, November 5, 12
    Barclays Center Classic Fri, November 9, 12
    Russell Peters Sat, November 10, 12
    Brooklyn vs Orlando Sun, November 11, 12
    Justin Bieber Mon, November 12, 12
    Brooklyn vs Cleveland Tue, November 13, 12
    The Who Wed, November 14, 12
    Brooklyn vs Boston Thu, November 15, 12
    Coaches vs. Cancer November 16-17, 2012
    Kellogg’s USA Gymnastics Tour Sun, November 18, 12
    Legends Classic November 19-20, 2012
    Bob Dylan & His Band performing with Mark Knofler Wed, November 21, 12
    Brooklyn vs LA Clippers Fri, November 23, 12
    Juan Luis Guerra/Juanues Sat, November 24, 12
    Brooklyn vs Portland Sun, November 25, 12
    Disney On Ice (9 Shows) Nov 27-Dec. 2, 2012
    Neil Young Mon, December 3, 12
    Brooklyn vs Oklahoma City Tue, December 4, 12
    Andrea Bocelli Wed, December 5, 12
    Brooklyn vs Golden State Fri, December 7, 12
    Brooklyn vs Milwaukee Sun, December 9, 12
    Hezekiah Walker Gospel Concert Mon, December 10, 12
    Brooklyn vs New York Tue, December 11, 12
    Sounds of Reggae Wed, December 12, 12
    Brooklyn vs Detroit Fri, December 14, 12
    BK Hoops Winter Festival Sat, December 15, 12
    Brooklyn vs Utah Tue, December 18, 12
    Leonard Cohen Thu, December 20, 12
    BK Hoops Holiday Invitational Sat, December 22, 12
    Brooklyn vs Philadelphia Sun, December 23, 12
    Brooklyn vs Boston Tue, December 25, 12
    Brooklyn vs Charlotte Fri, December 28, 12
    Brooklyn vs Cleveland Sat, December 29, 12


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.