About Park Slope Fifth Ave Business Improvement District

Vision

We envision an attractive, diverse and thriving avenue in the heart of Park Slope, where everyone feels welcome to shop, work, learn, dine, live and play.

Mission

Our mission is to support the businesses, property owners, residents and institutions on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope by;

  • enabling community engagement and creativity;
  • fostering innovation and growth;
  • advocating for inclusive economic sustainability;
  • and enhancing quality of life for all!

BID Meeting Calendar

The next meeting will take place in January 2021

The Executive Committee meets every month. If you are interested in adding an item to the agenda, discussing an idea for the improvement of 5th Avenue or need the meeting location information, please contact Mark Caserta at mark@parkslopefifthavenuebid.com or 718-551-5545.

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.

Staff

Mark Caserta
Mark CasertaExecutive Director
Mark Caserta has 25 years of experience in public policy: working for city government, non­profit advocacy organizations and as a city elected official. He has served as executive director of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District since 2013.

The Park Slope 5th Avenue BID is a $500k non-profit that serves more than 500 merchants, 400 landlords and 50,000 nearby residents. In addition to managing the 30-block, 1½ mile long commercial district in Park Slope, Mark serves on the executive committee of the NYC BID Association. He oversees promotional events on 5th Avenue including The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair, A Taste of Fifth, Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting and Summer Strolls.

Prior to the BID, he owned 3r Living, an eco-friendly home and lifestyle store on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue with his wife, Samantha. During his time as a storeowner, he took a strong interest in the community and Fifth Avenue, in particular.

Mark is married with one son. In his free time, he plays guitar, bass, ukulele and mandolin and records music.

Joanna Tallantire
Joanna TallantireDeputy Director
Carol Klenfner
Carol KlenfnerMedia & Communications Consultant

Board Directors

Class A:
Property Owners

Erika Clark

President

Mario DiBiase

Treasurer

Bryan Hernandez

Tara Hodgens

Michael McMahon

Howard Mankin

Vice President
Aaron’s Realty

Martin Medina

Habib Ahary

Brigitte Prat

Owner, LuLu’s

Dordy Jourdain

Prospect Park YMCA

Delvis Valdes

The Clarimar Group

Class B:
Commercial Tenants

Jonathan Bayer

Vice President

Owner, Sky Ice

Alex Davydov

Head Instructor
Amerikick

Charles Alexander

Dime Bank

Kim Maier

 Old Stone House & Washington Park

Secretary

Heather Johnston
Owner
Good Wine

Class C:
Residents

Vivian Ibeas

Class D:
Elected Officials

Eric Adams

President
Brooklyn Borough

Bill de Blasio

Mayor
City of New York

Brad Lander

Council Member
39th District

Scott Stringer

Comptroller
City of New York

Class E:
Non-voting Members

Community Board Six

Annual Reports and Financial Statements

2015/16 Audited Financial Statement (download)

2016/17 Audited Financial Statement (download)

2017/18 Audited Financial Statement (download)

2018/19 Audited Financial Statement (download)