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Celebrate Earth Day with Us!

Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 12pm to 4pm

The North Flatbush Avenue BID will be celebrating Earth Day this spring at the 6th Avenue Triangle Park.

Working together with the NYC Department of Transportation, we will be hosting a Weekend Walks on Sunday, April 22.
A fun filled day of eco-friendly activities for children and families.

Some of the days activity include:
Eco-friendly arts and crafts, take home your home printed tote bag
Seedling pod planting, take home your own plant and watch it grow
Educational fun with the green recycle machine
Learn to compost and recycle
We will have the portable Brooklyn Boulders Rock climbing wall
Learn to hula hoop with ISA from hula Nation
Puppet show with the dynamic Diane from Lincoln Centers Fringe Festival
Sing-a-long participation with the effervesant Jon Sampson
Facepainting with world famous BERT! raffles, games and prizes.

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KEEPING OUR DISTRICT CLEAN

Working together with NYC Department of Sanitation

The BID is partnering with the NYC Dept. of Sanitation to keep our district clean and free of litter. With more pedestrian foot traffic on Flatbush Avenue than ever before, we need to enforce sanitation rules and regulations amongst our residents and merchants.

In mid-August, City Council passed a bill to quadruple the fines for dumping personal garbage into public bins. For repeat offenders, it could cost as much as $400 to drop a bag of trash in the bin on the corner. The bill also gives sanitation workers permission to look through trash for items like mail that can identify the violator. Putting personal trash in our street receptacles causes the bins to overflow. We have noticed an increase in trash on our streets at night and we believe it is caused by overflowering trash bins and improper disposal of trash from residents and businesses.

The North Flatbush Avenue BID will be requiring all merchants to have private carters for their garbage and residents are required to put their trash in tightly closed plastic bags on garbage collections days AFTER 5PM ONLY. All cardboard boxes must be flattened and tied with string on Recycle collection days. Any garbage that is not collected by sanitation, must be brought inside until next trash pick up day. Anyone who has garbage in front of their property or shop during the day will be ticketed.

The BID has close to 20 Solar Powered Trash Compactors that we hope to see installed this year that will certainly help with keeping our streets clean. IF we all work together, we will see our district looking cleaner and free of rats.

If you are unsure of how to dispose of GARBAGE or Recycables, we urge you to go to the NYC Dept of Sanitation website. or feel free to contact our offices. You can also obtain a collection and holiday schedule by going online.

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BANNERS ARE UP

and they sure do look pretty

When you walk along our district, be sure to take notice of our new merchant sponsored banners that are hung on the street light posts. We have 30 vinyl banners that were designed by a local graphic artist and will stay with us until the end of the year!

If you are a merchant in our area and would like to participate in next years Banner Campaign, you can find our new brochure on our website. . In 2013 we expect to see more pedestrian and vehicle traffic, having banners on our avenue with your company logo is a great way to highlight your business.

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NEWS ROUNDUP

Prospect Heights Patch - After 96 years, Triangle Sports up for sale
am New York - Brooklyn "courts" more tourists with the Barclays Center venue
Prospect Heights Patch - Brooklyn sees lowest murder rate since 1963
Wall Street Journal - Bowing to Change
Prospect Heights Patch - Crem Puff Cafe brings coffee to 6th Avenue
Brownstoner - Franny's moving
WallStreet Journal - Slippery SLope for Brooklyn Restaurants
Here's Park Slope - 226 Flatbush gets a Facelift
Brooklyn Paper - Controversial Slope bar to open as farm to table
Here's Park Slope - Food: Kato Sushi

The North Flatbush Avenue BID was shown on Brooklyn12News

Bklyn12News - New Traffic Lights at Carlton Triangle
Bklyn12News - Trees take center stage

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Atlantic Yards Project

In our ongoing effort to keep you informed of construction on the Atlantic Yards Project, please read the construction report for weeks of January 26 to February 6.

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COMMUNITY NEWS


Q Train interuptions

This is to inform you of the following weekends during the first three months of 2012 where MTA NYC Transit will operate Q trains with service diversions, as follows:

Weekends of January 7-9, January 14-16, January 28-30, February 11-13, February 18-20 and February 25-27: Q trains operate between Stillwell Avenue and Prospect Park. Substitute shuttle bus service operates between Pacific Street and Prospect Park.

Weekend of March 17-19: Southbound Q trains operate express between Kings Highway and Brighton Beach

As always, detailed information about the location of shuttle buses along the line and other information regarding these service diversions, customers are advised to consult service posters at all affected stations, ask MTA NYC Transit personnel who will be along the line during the diversion weekends or access the website below. (Revised: January 31, 2012)
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Lifeguard Jobs

New York City Parks' beaches are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and the pools are open from late June through Labor Day.

Lifeguards work 48 hours each week and first-year lifeguards will earn a minimum of $13.57 an hour, for a weekly salary of over $650.00.

Those interested may learn more about the Lifeguard Training Program and the qualifications here: http://www.nycgovparks.org/opportunities/jobs/lifeguards

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A LITTLE BID of NEWS

Please check our website at www.nfbid.com for information on our series of Merchant Meetings that will take place in early March, May, September and October. We will be posting information shortly and hope you will all join us and meet our new Captain of the 78th Precint. This is a great forum to ask questions of our neighborhood. We have also invited the captain of the 77th Precint.

We hope you will all LIKE us on Facebook and day to day updates on Flatbush Avenue, new store openings and merchant sales and special offers. You can also FOLLOW US on Twitter.

Always feel free to contact o ur offices at 718 783 1685 or info@nfbid.com. If you know anyone who would like to sign up for our monthly Newsletter, it easy to sign up. Just go to our website at www.nfbid.com and insert your email address. We will not sell our list and we will junk up your inbox.

Watch our website for Valentines Day special offers from our merchants.

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