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A friendly sanitation worker helps keep #theother5th clean


Sidewalk & Street Cleaning

One of the primary jobs of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District is to improve the cleanliness of the avenue and make it more appealing for residents, merchants and shoppers, alike. The crew from Block by Block  sweep the Avenue and side streets within the BID, empty the overflowing trash bins, remove graffiti and keep the sidewalk corners free of snow.

The BID team also puts in requests for removal of abandoned, chained bikes and dumped trash and items. The staff also report broken lamps, traffic lights and more.

Trees and Outdoor Furniture
Where trees have fallen or have been cut down, we order replacements through the City’s street tree program. We also request bike racks and benches when merchants and property owners ask. And, of course, the BID provides the Holiday lights from Dean to 18th Streets and the Park Slope 5th Ave lit sign at the entrance to the Avenue near the Barclays Center!

Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District

Events on #theother5th

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District hosts and sponsors a number of public events throughout the year.  To keep up to date on when and where these events are taking place, please visit our social media channels or sign up for our e blast newsletter.

Open Streets on Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District

April – October mainly on Saturdays. Close sections of 5th Ave to traffic to allow more outdoor dining seating, music, outdoor shopping and play.

The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair – May

Shop, eat and drink local at this well loved street fair that runs from Sterling to 12th Street. Enjoy local bands, local fare and some fun amusements.

Brooklyn Pride – June

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District is a partner sponsor in the Brooklyn Pride street fair and parade, which runs from Union Street to 9th Street all day. The parade starts from Sterling and goes to 9th Street in the evening.

Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District

Halloween Parade – October

The BID sponsors the Park Slope Civic Council’s annual Halloween Parade and marches in it! Runs from 14th Street on 7th Ave, down 3rd St to 5th Ave on October 31st.

Tree Lighting & Santa  – The Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday

Lots of events and promotions along 5th Ave culminating in the Holiday Tree Lighting near JJ Bryne Park in the evening. Celebrate with treats, music and, of course, the switching on of the tree lights! The mailbox is opened for Santa Letters.

Menorah Lighting

We celebrate with food and games and then light the Menorah!

Neighborhood Food Markets

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