Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Street Seats Program for Merchants

The Street Seats program is an opportunity for ground-floor businesses to install Street Seats – small, seasonal, temporary public spaces installed against the curb in front of their establishments (see photo, below).

Street Seat in front of Ecopolis, Brooklyn (2011)

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) accepts applications for Street Seats throughout the year, but it’s important to move your application forward now: it will start getting warm soon (believe it or not!), and you don’t want to miss out on good weather. Also, you have to get on your community board’s agenda as soon as possible. If you’re interested in setting up a Street Seat, please send an email to streetseats@dot.nyc.gov. If you know of a business that might be interested in Street Seats, please forward this information.

More information about the application process, along with a full list of technical criteria and design guidelines, is available at www.nyc.gov/streetseats.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Spring is in the air.  People are finally venturing out.  What a better opportunity to have our Fourth Annual Storefront Art Walk (or SAW).  The SAW gives local artists the opportunity to work with 5th Avenue merchants, to create art that has an aesthetic connection to its surroundings.  From May 18 through June 21, storefronts will exhibit extraordinary works of art.  For a map of participating 5th Avenue merchants, go to

Monday, March 11, 2013

On Wednesday, February 27th, a meeting was held at Our Lady of Angels auditorium regarding the youth and drug problems along 5th Avenue.  In attendance with concerned 5th Avenue merchants were Councilman Vincent Gentile; Captain Richard DiBlasio (Commanding Officer of the 68th Precinct); Josephine Beckmann (District Manager of Community Board 10); Marc J. Fliedner (Chief Executive Assistant District Attorney-Major Narcotics Investigations Bureau), along with several other local officials.  A good meeting!

If you see something not right, CALL IT IN.  You may call in any drug complaint and REMAIN ANONYMOUS to the NYC Drug Hotline:

1-888-374-DRUG (3784)

This phone line is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Let's work together to correct these problems.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Stores Opening

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5th Avenue merchants are here to help you.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Holiday Time

That special holiday feeling is in the air:  Santa and his elf will be arriving soon on 5th Avenue.  Holiday lights and banners are up.  The merchants of the Bay Ridge 5th Avenue are preparing their merchandise for the holidays.