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CHILDRENS EARTH DAY EVENT - SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, April 22 12pm to 4pm

The North Flatbush AVenue BID will be hosting a Children's Earth Day Event sponsored by the NYC Dept. of Transportation.

Activities and performances by local artists and musicians. Climb Brooklyn Boulders rock climbing wall, puppet show with Diane, Hula Hoop with ISA from Hula Nation, Facepainting by BERT, eco-friendly arts and crafts, learn to compost with members of the Bears Community Garden, seedling pod planting, Children's sing-a-long with Jon Samson, take home a plant and games, raffles and prizes!

We hope you will all join us on Sunday, April 22, from 12pm to 4pm at the 6th Avenue Triangle Park at St. Marks Avenue and Flatbush AVenue. Traffic will be closed to this area. This event is FREE and Open to the Public!

If you are interested in volunteering on this date, please give us a call at 718 783 1685.

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ATTENTION: RETAIL STORE OWNERS

Help NYC expedite the process of opening a new business!

Do you own a retail business in New York City? The city wants you to tell them about your experience of opening your business so that they can improve and help new businesses open more quickly.

The York City New Business Acceleration Team (NBAT) was launched in 2010 to help new businesses open more quickly and easily in New York City. NBAT assigns a client manager to guide the owner through City requirements in the most efficient way possible. NBAT has focused on the restaurant industry but is looking to expand to help other types of businesses. Your feedback will help shape the future of NBAT by letting the City know which types of businesses could benefit most from NBAT's services.
The North Flatbush Avenue BID urges all retailers to take the time and share yhour thoughts, especially if you are planning to open a second or third business. The survey takes approx. 3 minutes to complete. Thank you.
CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY

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BIKE SHARE PROGRAM IS COMING TO OUR DISTRICT

COMMUNITY PLANNING WORKSHOP IN PARK SLOPE

Join Community Board 6 and NYC DOT to help plan the system!
In cooperation with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Senators
Velmanette Montgomery and Daniel Squadron, Assemblymembers
Joan Millman and James Brennan and Councilmembers Brad Lander and Stephen Levin.
Thursday, March 15,
Sessions at 6:30 & 7:30 PM
Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street, btw. 6th & 7th Ave

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COMMUNITY PLANNING WORKSHOP IN PROSPECT HEIGHTS

BIKE SHARE PROGRAM IS COMING TO PROSPECT HEIGHTS

Join Community Boards 8 and 9, Councilmembers Letitia James and Albert Vann and NYC DOT to help plan the system!

Tuesday, March 6, Sessions at 6:00 & 7:00 PM
Medgar Evers College,
1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn
President’s Conference Center, B1008

For more information, please visit www.nyc.gov/bikeshare

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OUR NEW 2012 SHOPPING AND SERVICES GUIDE HAVE ARRIVED!

Be sure to pick one up!

North Flatbush Avenue is becoming a shopper's and dining paradise; let us guide you to the best of shops, services and restaurants. From the finest designer clothing, jewelry, vintage boutiques, latest electronics, stylish opticals and the best pizza in New York City!

An easy pull out locator map of our district with a list of our shops listed by category. Our pocket size guide can be found in most of our shops along the avenue. Just stop in and pick one up. Or you can stop by our offices and pick some up for yourself or your organization. Feel free to give us a call and we can mail one out to you! Guides are Free!

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30 PVC banners line our district from Plaza Street to Atlantic Avenue throughout the 2012 season.

NEW BANNERS ON NORTH FLATBUSH AVENUE

Tia Johnson of Bigup Designs is the winner

Back in October of 2011, the north Flatbush Avenue BID submitted an RFP for a Banner Design Contest and invited the public and graphic artists to submit a graphic banner design for the 30 lamp posts that align our streets from Atlantic Avenue to Plaza Street.

The submissions were many and we narrowed them down to 3. Our board of directors voted on Tia Johnson's design from Bigup Designs Graphic Arts. The BID incorporated her bold and bright design onto our new Shopping and Services Guide cover. A check in the amount of $500 will be awarded to Ms. Johnson for her winning design. Keep watching our website and Facebook page in late September for the new 2012 RFP for our banner design contest.

Our new banners will be hung throughout the year until late November when we will once again hang our holiday banners. This year, we are happy to have new merchant sponsors on our banners. All-Star Hardware and Locksmith, Burrito Bar and Kitchen, Carlton Park, Park Slope Opticals and the Christian Science Reading Room.

To Find out how your shop can sponsor a banner, visit our website and click on the Sponsor a Banner at the sidebar. If you have any questions, you can feel free to contact us at 718 783 1685 or info@nfbid.com. The North Flatb ush Avenue BID is a 501c3 organization, your advertising contrubution is tax deductible as allowable by law.

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BARCLAYS CENTER EXPANDS SEARCH FOR BROOKLYN BASED FOOD VENDORS

Survey must be completed by March 28, 2012

Barclays Center is expanding its extensive search for Brooklyn based food vendors for the new Barclays Arena set to open on September 28th.
The application survey will help determine if Barclays Center will consider utilizing qualified food and service vendors.
The survey will be kept confidential and answering this survey does not guarantee an interview. Online responses are encouraged, but written responses can be mailed to:
Levy Restaurants, 1 MetroTech Center, Bklyn, NY 11201

A link to the survey can be found by going to www.barclayscenter.com. or at www.Atlanticyards.com

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THE NORTH FLATBUSH AVENUE BID IS A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR

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The North Flatbush Avenue BID is a regular contributor to NearSay.com, a website devoted to local information on New York neighborhoods. NearSay brings you the best news, events & deals from Park Slope and Prospect Heights businesses.

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NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS ROUND UP

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COMMUNITY NEWS

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR OUR BID?

The North Flatbush Avenue BID will be hosting our Annual Meeting in May 2012. It is election time for us. If you would like to serve on the Board of Directors for the North Flatbush Avenue BID, and you are a resident, own property or own a business in our district (see map on our website) then you are eligible. You must attend our 4 quarterly board meetings and be involved in the community. If you are interested in serving on our board, please email us at info@nfbid., call us at 718-783-1685 or write us a letter. Deadline is April 30th, 2012.

NOTICE FROM NYC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Alternate Side Street Parking will be suspended on Thursday, March 8 in observance of Purim. All other regulations, including meters, remain in effect.

ROLL DOWN GATE REQUIREMENTS

New York City Council passed a resolution that all security gates must
have at least 70% visibility by 2026. Intro 138-A regarding security
gates was passed by the Council on November 30, 2010 and signed by the
Mayor on December 7, 2010

COUNCILMEMBER JAMES TALKS STOP AND FRISK ON NY1

Council Member Letitia James and Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. debate NYPD's stop and frisk policy on NY1's Inside City Hall on March 1, 2012.
[View the NY1 segment HERE] or visit www.teamtish.blogspot.com

DINE IN BROOKLYN

Begins March 19 - 29th, 3 courses, Lunch $20.12, Dinner $25.00.

For more information and a list of participating restaurants, CLICK HERE. or go to www.visitbrooklyn.org.

4TH AVENUE TASK FORCE

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz's Fourth Avenue Task Force is chaired by Carlo Scissura and is a community-based coalition dedicated to transforming Brooklyn's Fourth Avenue into a "Signature Street"; a grand landscaped, and safe boulevard from Atlantic Avenue to the Atlantic Ocean. Join the Task Force and keep up to date with progress and current news of the project.
CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up for the 4th Avenue Task Force!

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BID NEWS

Our offices are open Monday Through Friday, 12pm to 6pm. Feel free to stop by and pick up some of our new 2012 Shopping and Services Guide for your business or organization.

Keep following our website and Facebook page for upcoming Merchant Meetings, our Annual Meeting with the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest, our Annual Meeting in May 2012, and upcoming news about our Capital Streetscape Project for North Flatbush Avenue.

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Do you have questions or comments for us? We can be reached 24/7 by emailing us at info@nfbid.com.

The North Flatbush Avenue BID has been serving the Park Slope and Prospect Heights community for over 25 years! It's your destination.

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