Congratulations to our Myrtle Avenue BID colleague!

The North Flatbush BID is excited about the announcement of our friend, and neighbor BID director, M. Blaise Backer being named as Deputy Commissioner at NYC Small Business Services.

Blaise has spent over a decade supporting the Fort Green, Clinton Hill neighborhoods with the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership. He has been instrumental in dramatically lowering the vacancy rate along Myrtle Avenue, curating mom-and-pop businesses and now Blaise will head up the Neighborhoods division at SBS and will bring his expertise and enthusiasm to the benefit of New York City as a whole.
We at the North Flatbush Business Improvement District look forward to working with Blaise and his NYC Small Business Services team in the near future!

Brookyn Botanic Garden/GreenBridge program speaks at our Merchant Workshop

Susan Fields speaks to our merchants at workshop

Susan Fields speaks to our merchants at workshop

BBG/GreenBridge Program speaks at our Community Workshop

GreenBridge, the community environmental horticulture program of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, promotes the greening of the urban environment through  education, conservation and creative partnerships. GreenBridge is building a vibrant network of people, places and projects dedicated to making Brooklyn a greener place.  That is why the North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District has partnered with this program to provide our merchants with this valued information.  Susan Fields, program director of the GreenBridge program was gracious enough to except our invitation to speak at our first Community Workshop for 2009.  We had a great turnout of residents, merchants and property owners. The workshop provided everyone with valuable information about greening our communities and ways in which we can enter the “Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest“.    This contest in conjunction with Borough President marty Markowitz, and with support from independence Community Foundation, includes business and residential categories, as well as street gardening clinics. 

informative materials supplied to us from BBG.

informative materials supplied to us from BBG.

Any one in our district who is interested in registering online for this contest can do so by going to this link:

Here is the link to register on-line for the contest:  http://www.bbg.org/edu/greenbridge/greenestblock/enter.php  

Keep reading our website to find out if you quality for the BID’s capital improvement  initiative. We may be able to order large plant containers/planters and plants for your storefront and residence through the BID office for free. Give us a call and let us know if you are interested. 718-783-1685 or go to: sdavidson@nfbid.com