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District Plan Proposed Updates for Members

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The Flatbush Ave. BID’s District Plan is the governing document that describes the BID and includes the formula used to assess properties within the District. Right now, the BID is trying to update this document to make sure that the assessment formula is fair and that it takes into account future growth within the BID. Read the 4-part proposal here:  FABID_District Plan Proposed Updates for Membership 12-11-18pdf

We encourage your feedback! All members (property owners, commercial tenants, and residential tenants within the BID) are welcome to comment. Please send us your thoughts or questions on any of these four items by noon on Wed. Jan. 2, 2019: Email:  FlatbushAveBID1[at] [Subject line “District Plan”], or leave a voicemail:  718-282-2500, x66351. When giving feedback, please leave a phone number or email for us to use to contact you.

Your comments will be gathered and shared with a committee of property owners and then  sent to the BID’s Board for decision on the final assessment formula.

Small Business Saturday

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This Nov. 25, we want to share Small Business Saturday with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like the ones in our BID. Also, on that day, we are bringing Santa and distributing “Shop Small” giveaways to shoppers from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. outside the Citibank at 885 Flatbush Ave. (corner of Church Ave.). We’ve ordered additional freebies and store decorations for the BID’s businesses…contact us asap if you would like items dropped off at your business (while supplies last)!

So mark your calendar for Nov. 25 — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — and get ready to Shop Small in the Flatbush Ave. BID.

You can help get the word out and celebrate Small Business Saturday by using #shopsmall on Facebook and all your social networks.

Thank you for all your support, and see you Saturday, Nov. 25!

Sidewalk Sales Fri. Aug. 25th to Sun. Aug 27th

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At the three-day-long Sidewalk Sale event merchants of the Church Avenue BID and the Flatbush Avenue BID offer shoppers extreme savings and fabulous deals on fashion, home-wares, stationery, beauty supplies, electrical goods, food, and more! The sales event takes place along the sidewalks and inside participating businesses located on Church Avenue between Coney Island Avenue and Flatbush Avenue and on Flatbush Avenue between Parkside Avenue and Cortelyou Road. For information on how to participate as a vendor, please contact us at 718-282-2500, x79290 or

​​Local merchants can download the permit to participate here.

Flatbush Avenue Street Fair Is This Sunday

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By Carly Miller
June 15, 2017

Mark your calendars: This Sunday, June 18 is the annual Flatbush Avenue Street Fair, one of the neighborhood’s most anticipated and popular summer events. The event will run from 12pm to 6pm, on Flatbush Avenue stretching from Parkside Avenue to Cortelyou Road. (Rain or shine!)

The festival, organized by the Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District, celebrates the people, culture, and businesses along the historic avenue with dancing, music, rides, carnival games, food, shopping, and more — with Caribbean flair. In the past, the festival has drawn 13,000 people to the neighborhood, so prepare for some serious fun — and serious crowds.

Here’s a glimpse of some festival highlights and their locations for Sunday, June 18:

· NYPD’s climbing wall in front of the Kings Theatre
· Steel pan band, stilt walker, and NYC magician “Rogue” who appeared on America’s Got Talent
· Drop in Zumba and BBT (Belly Butt Thighs) class from the new Crunch off Tilden
· Raffle to win tickets to that night’s concert of the Isley Bros. and the July Bring It! Live concert, 1-year membership to Crunch, gift certificates, and more.

Read the rest of the article at BKLYNR

Spring Sidewalk Sales!

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Enjoy the warm weather and do some shopping outdoors during our spring Sidewalk Sales weekend!

When: This weekend!
Fri. 4/7, Sat. 4/8, and Sun. 4/9 from 10am to 7pm

Where: Flatbush Ave. from Parkside Ave. to Cortelyou Rd.
and Church Ave. from Coney Island Ave. to Flatbush Ave.

Businesses up and down Flatbush Ave. and Church Ave. will be displaying goods on the sidewalk and offering discounts on overstock merchandise. Once you’re done walking around, be sure to grab a bite to eat at one of our great local restaurants.

Sidewalk Sales are a joint program of the Flatbush Ave. BID and the Church Ave. BID.

Local Businesses:

Download the Permit to display in your shop window Here!

Snow reminder for business owners:

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Reminder for business owners:

*Snow and ice must be removed within four hours after snow has stopped falling or by 11 a.m. if the snow has not stopped falling after 9 p.m. the previous evening.

*Snow should not be thrown into the street.

*If snow or ice becomes frozen so hard that it cannot be removed, sidewalk can be strewn with ashes, sand, sawdust, or similar suitable material within the same time limits.

*All ground level commercial/business owners should clear snow/ice from their awnings as soon as the weather permits to prevent structural collapse. If you have a retractable awning or shade, please close these devices.

*One-story commercial property owners/lessees should clear snow/ice from their rooftops as soon as the weather permits to prevent possible collapse (a professional should perform this task).

Sanitation Request for Proposals

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The Flatbush Avenue BID and the Church Avenue BID, are both seeking proposals for supplemental sanitation services for their adjacent business districts in central Brooklyn.

The BID’s are jointly managed, but are separate legal entities. Each BID needs to receive an individual proposal. Bidders may submit proposals for one or both contracts.

Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday Feb. 3, 2017.

If you have any questions please Contact us at before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Download the RFP
File includes Proposed Sanitation Schedules and Budget Template.

2016 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

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You are invited to the Flatbush Ave. BID’s annual meeting and holiday party, hosted by Carver Bank and sponsored by MetroPlus Health Plan (with additional support from Kings Theatre and Orbit Furniture):

When: Tues. Dec. 13, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Carver Bank (833 Flatbush Ave. at Linden Blvd.)

What:Hear what’s new for Flatbush Avenue, review the FY16 Audit, and elect Directors.
Keynote speaker James Johnson-Piett, Principal/CEO of Urbane Development will speak about the upcoming project to convert the Flatbush Caton Market into the destination for all things Caribbean.

Free raffle items provided by Kings Theatre and Orbit Furniture.
Holiday party with delicious buffet dinner to follow!
RSVP required to or call 718-282-2500, x79290.

All are invited to join us but to be eligible to vote, you must be registered by Dec. 1, 2016.
Register to vote with this form, or contact us at or 718-282-2500, x79290.